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An official image issued by TransPennine Express (TPE) An official image issued by TransPennine Express (TPE)

An official image issued by TransPennine Express (TPE)

The train operating company TransPennine Express has recently introduced these brand new trains on its Edinburgh – Newcastle – York – Leeds – Manchester – Liverpool route.
They’ve entered service so recently that ShowMeTheJourney has yet to encounter them – hence the temporary use of an official photograph.

Images of the interiors of the Standard and First Class coaches are included on this article published by The Railway Magazine.
Other information about the travelling experience on these trains is available on the TransPennine Express website.

These trains are from the same ‘family’ as the Azuma trains operated by LNER, and they have revolutionized train travel for the better on this main east-west route between northern England’s greatest cities.

These trains have dedicated bike spaces, but they must be reserved a minimum of 15 minutes prior to boarding.
You can either add a bike reservation when booking on the TransPennine website, or at later date on Twittter @TPEAssist or by calling 0345 600 1671.

Seat Reservations during the Covid-19 Pandemic:

Seat reservations are usually available on these trains and are typically automatically assigned when booking Advance Tickets, but this system has had to be temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.

The most pertinent information on the TP Express Covid 19 information page is as follows:

'Please choose your own seat on board to ensure you feel safe in the context of social distancing, where possible please leave the aisle seats clear to allow the on board team to make their way through the train.
We do not have social distancing labels on our train seats, instead we are making all seats available for customers to make their own choice about where to sit in the context of other customers and whether they are also travelling with others from their household'.
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