TransPennine Express




TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express operates three main routes that link the east and west of the country via many important and interesting cities and towns.

Some of the routes are particularly attractive as they traverse some quite spectacular scenery, and this is one of the most popular rail providers in the country as a result.

The North West cities of Manchester and Liverpool are two of the main cities in the whole country and thanks to TransPennine are connected directly with the likes of Sheffield and Doncaster in the Midlands, Leeds and York to the north, and the Lake District in the northwest as well as Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East.

You can get cheap train tickets on the First TransPennine Express directly here. Such a varied selection of routes means that TransPennine has many millions of passengers within its catchment area, and is a well used and progressive network.

Manchester, Liverpool and North West

The cities of Manchester and Liverpool have both played a part in the development of the railways, as well as being major ports in their time, despite Manchester being several miles inland. The Manchester Ship Canal, an engineering marvel that is up there with any worldwide, is worth visiting as it undergoes considerable redevelopment, while the city itself is one of the most attractive in the country and offers great places to eat, excellent shopping and superb nightlife.

Liverpool, with its cultural connections to popular music thanks to The Beatles, is a city with some glorious architecture and has been redeveloped considerably in recent decades to become a tourist destination in its own right.

The Lake District in Cumbria offers rolling hills, stunning lakes and beautiful towns and villages and is within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool thanks to TransPennine services, and remains one of the most popular tourist regions in the UK. York, in the centre of Yorkshire, is a city of stunning history and has many stories to tell, while Leeds is a cosmopolitan destination with many interesting attractions within.

The Midlands to the North East

TransPennine is a service that covers the former industrial cities of Sheffield and Derby, both of which have many interesting aspects but it is the extension of the route to the North East, including destinations such as Durham - with its wonderful cathedral - and Newcastle upon Tyne as well as the surrounding regions, and these days the TransPennine route extends as far as Edinburgh, in Scotland, using the East Coast Main Line services.

Other interesting destinations include Cleethorpes and Scarborough on the east coast - both long-established seaside resorts attractive to families - and the west coast resorts of Blackpool, Grange over Sands and Penrith. A look at the route map for TransPennine confirms that these routes cover some of the most interesting destinations across the north of the UK, while links to London are available from Manchester, York and Newcastle as well as many other stations.

Cheap Tickets on TransPennine

You can get the best deal on any of the First TransPennine Routes by getting your First Trans Pennine Train Tickets directly from this train company and in good time way back before your travelling date.

By booking in advance it is possible to save up to 50% on regular priced tickets with TransPennine Express, and this applies to many routes across the network. The online booking system is easy to use and offers more than just booking; you can search for the best routes for the money, and also look for special offers across the seasons. Students and the armed forces are also entitled to discounts, plus there are savings on entry to many of the attractions across the route for passengers of the network.

All in all, TransPennine Express is a comprehensive service that connects many of the most important destinations in the North of England and Scotland, and there are many options for discounts on a wide variety of routes.


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