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Transforming TransPennine Express

From April 2016, the new franchise will transform TransPennine Express into a vibrant and modern intercity rail operator for the North of England and Scotland. There’ll be more services, more seats and new state-of-the-art intercity trains.

Transforming the North and Scotland: Supporting the Northern Powerhouse

Working with Transport for the North, Transport Scotland and Rail North, the new TransPennine Express service will better connect the region’s major towns and cities, playing a key part in supporting its economy and future prosperity. Delivering a 55% increase in our connections between the largest cities.

Transforming rail services: Investment in the areas that matter to the region and our customers

More than £500m of investment will be delivered to improve the franchise. FirstGroup will also manage some of the region’s busiest railway stations, delivering an £18m investment to further modernise these transport hubs.

Transforming journeys: Making them more comfortable, connected and great value

Transforming the way we work for the region:

A new timetable from December 2017


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