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TransPennine Express

former train operating company
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TransPennine Express is a British train operating company. It was formerly jointly owned by First Group (55%) and Keolis (45%). After April 2016, it is fully owned by First Group, which kept the franchise.[1] It runs regular passenger trains in northern England, including trains linking the west and east coasts across the Pennines. TransPennine Express runs three routes which provide rail links for large cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, York and Newcastle. All three routes stop at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

TransPennine Express
TransPennine Express 802201 at Hull, February 2019.jpg
Class 185 alongside a Class 802 on test at Hull
Overview
Franchise(s)TransPennine Express
1 April 2016 – 31 March 2023
Main route(s)North West England, Yorkshire and Humber, North East England, Scotland
Fleet size61 units
Stations operated19
National Rail abbreviationTP
Parent companyFirstGroup
Websitewww.tpexpress.co.uk

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FirstGroup awarded TransPennine Express franchise in boost for Northern Powerhouse". The Telegraph. FirstGroup will run the contract without current partner Keolis.