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Travel On Train TPE Nova 1 (UK)

TPE Nova 1 (UK)

The train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) uses these smart new trains on the following routes:

  • Liverpool - Manchester Victoria - Leeds - York - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle - Morpeth* - Edinburgh*
  • Manchester Airport** - Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Victoria - Leeds - York - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle

They are from the same 'family' of trains as the LNER Azuma and Great Western IEP trains.

*= these station calls are currently suspended
**= this route is currently suspended

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At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees
Reservations

Available
Time of Day

Day
Accessibility

Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor
Country

Which country these trains operate in.

Great Britain
Travel Passes
Eurail
InterRail

On Board

First

Perks
WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Trolley Service:

A catering trolley with hot and cold drinks and snacks should be taken through the train at some point during its journey.

Power Socket (UK)

The power sockets on this train are compatible with the standard 3-point plugs as typically used in the UK.

The power and USB sockets are under the table The power and USB sockets are under the table
These single seats all face the same direction These single seats all face the same direction
The First Class seating saloon The First Class seating saloon

In contrast to Standard Class, the First Class seating saloon on a Nova 1 train;

  • is arranged 2+1 across the aisle instead of 2+2
  • has a table at every seat
  • has a plug socket at every seat
  • more leg room
  • has USB plug sockets

The on-board catering on these trains is seemingly only available in 1st class.
The information on the TransPennine Express website states:
Catering is available on the majority of our services Monday – Friday from 07:00 – 18:30 and from 09:00 – 18:30 Saturday – Sunday. We serve a range of hot drinks and snacks in first class and have a range of products for retail sale,

Standard

Perks
WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket (UK)

The power sockets on this train are compatible with the standard 3-point plugs as typically used in the UK.

The standard class seating saloon has a mix of 'airline' and table seats The standard class seating saloon has a mix of 'airline' and table seats
At the tables the power sockets are between the base of the seats At the tables the power sockets are between the base of the seats

The luggage racks are just inside the doors of the seating saloon, so the advice is to make use of them, should space be available, then make your way to your seats.
Though the luggage storage space for larger items isn't particularly generous in the standard class seating saloon, so the advice from TPExpress is to seek out the station staff before boarding as larger items can be stored elsewhere on the train if need be.

Green light = seat is available; red light = seat has been reserved Green light = seat is available; red light = seat has been reserved
If you don't have a reservation look out for the green lights beneath the luggage racks If you don't have a reservation look out for the green lights beneath the luggage racks

Travel summary:

The info beneath the logo shows which seats are located closest to each door The info beneath the logo shows which seats are located closest to each door

If you have a reservation your seat will be in a specific coach, but the stations that these trains use don't have systems of zones on the platforms, so that you'll know where to wait for easy boarding.
Instead the departure info on the platform will show which coach is at the front of the train and which is at the rear; and these trains only have five coaches/carriages so working out where to wait shouldn't be too problematic.

The coach numbers are on the info panel on the sides of the trains, which also show the station calls.
There is also an easy to miss, fairly small sign by each set of doors, which show the seat numbers closest to that door.
If you will travelling Standard Class, taking note of this and using the appropriate door will make boarding so much easier.

Your seat numbers will be on your ticket(s) so have it to hand, the seat numbers are on the strip above the windows.

Boarding without a seat reservation:

Whether you will be travelling First or Standard class, when you enter the seating saloon, look for the green lights on the info strip above the windows.
The green lights indicate unreserved seats, so they show which seats are theoretically available, but the light will remain green if another traveller without a seat reservation has already occupied the seat(s).

If all of these green-lit seats are taken, look at the info displayed by the orange lights, they are used to indicate that a seat has only been reserved for a part of the journey, so it may be available between your stations.
A red-light indicates that a seat has been reserved for the entire journey, but if it still unoccupied after departure, the traveller who has booked it may not have boarded; and if that is the case you can sit in it.

Assisted travel:

On TP EXpress trains Assisted Travel can be booked up until two hours before departure, the dedicated team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Travelling with bikes:

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.

Travelling with pets:

You can bring up to two dogs on the train and they must be kept on leads and off the seats. Other animals must be placed in a pet carrier

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