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First TransPennine Express - Articles and news items

First York and TransPennine Express launch integrated student ticket

Rail industry news / 24 April 2017 /

First Group plc is utilising its bus and rail network to launch an integrated travel ticket for students in York.

Northern Programmes: plans unveiled to transform rail travel in north of England

Rail industry news / 14 November 2016 /

Network Rail, has announced a number of investment projects designed to transform rail travel in the north of England as part of the Northern Programmes.

TransPennine Express announces £230m fleet investment

Rail industry news / 23 May 2016 /

Intercity rail operator TransPennine Express has announced a £230 million investment for a new fleet of CAF Electric Multiple Units (EMU) and loco-hauled coaches for delivery in 2018-19.

95 AT300 Inter-City rail carriages ordered for TransPennine Express

Rail industry news / 1 April 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has revelled it will supply 95 AT300 ‘Inter City’ trains to TransPennine Express as part of FirstGroup’s TransPennine Express new franchise investment plan.

Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises confirmed

Rail industry news / 23 December 2015 /

Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises have been officially confirmed by the Department for Transport, awarding contracts to Arriva Rail North and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd.

FirstGroup continues TransPennine Express franchise

Rail industry news / 20 March 2015 /

An agreement has been signed to today between FirstGroup and the Department for Transport to operate First TransPennine Express for a further year.

Shortlist for Northern and TransPennine Express rail operators revealed

Rail industry news / 19 August 2014 /

Train companies that are in the running to transform rail services across the north have been announced by the government…

Franchise decision welcomed

Rail industry news / 5 August 2011 /

First TransPennine Express has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to extend its franchise…

Transforming travel

Issue 2 2007, Past issues / 3 April 2007 /

A partnership between FirstGroup plc and Keolis was awarded the franchise to provide inter-city and inter-urban passenger rail services to major cities and towns across the north of England, with also the management of 30 stations from 1 February 2004.