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First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express run trains across the Pennines on two routes - the first from Liverpool, Manchester and Manchester Airport to Huddersfield, Leeds, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Hull, and the second from Manchester to Sheffield, Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.

Services and Routes

First TransPennine Express also operates services from Blackpool, Barrow-in-Furness and Windermere to Preston, Bolton, Manchester and Manchester Airport; and from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Carlisle, Penrith, Oxenholme (for the Lake District), Lancaster, Preston, Bolton and Manchester. Standard and First Class services are available on First TransPennine Express trains.

Facilities Onboard First TransPennine Express Trains

Luggage and Storage

First TransPennine Express trains have standard storage facilities for luggage in addition to a dedicated area for transporting up to two bicycles (contact the train operator directly to reserve bicycle space).


Catering is available on core routes including Manchester Picadilly to York, Doncaster and Preston from 0700 - 1900 Monday to Friday, and on all Scottish services (Manchester Picadilly to Glasgow and Edinburgh) between 0700 - 1900.