First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express is a UK train operating company that provides train line services to the North of England and across the Pennines east to west, as part of the National Rail network.

First TransPennine Express has been running under the First TransPennine Express franchise since 2004, taking over the long distance routes from First North Western and Arriva Trains Northern. The local routes of these two former franchises were taken over by Northern Rail in December 2004.

First TransPennine Express' Route

First TransPennine provide intercity links as well as services to the countryside and popular holiday and outdoor destinations in the Lake District. The three main routes operated by this train company are:

  1. 1. Southern Route: Links Manchester with Sheffield, Doncaster and Cleethorpes.
  2. 2. Northern Route: Linking Manchester with Cumbria and Scotland.
  3. 3. North-eastern Route: Linking Greater Manchester and Liverpool with York, Leeds, Hull and Newcastle.

First TransPennine Express Network Map

First TransPennine Express' Popular Destinations

First TransPennine Express provides services from all the rail stations of Manchester and Liverpool, including Manchester Airport. They also provide rail services to the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough and Blackpool, and across the border to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Transpennine Express Customer service:

Primary Phone: 03456001671

Email address:

Customer Relations First TransPennine Express
FREEPOST Admail 3878 
M1 9YB

Cycle Reservations Tel: 0845 600 1674
Assisted Travel Tel: 0800 107 2149


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