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Encyclopedia > Transpennine Express
Franchise(s): TransPennine Express
1. February 2004 – January 2012
Main regions(s): Pennines,North-East, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria
Other regions(s): Glasgow,Edinburgh- December 2007
Fleet size: 45 (increasing to 60)
Stations: 67 (30 operated)
Parent company: First Group/Keolis
Web site: www.tpexpress.co.uk

TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates regular regional services in the north of England, including services linking the west and east coasts of England across the Pennines. The franchise has been granted for eight years to a joint operation by First Group and Keolis, with an optional extension of five years. It was created by removing most of the long-distance routes previously operated by Arriva Trains Northern and First North Western and merging them into a single franchise. Image File history File links First_TransPennine_Express_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1097, 645 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail British Rail Class 185 TransPennine Express User:AA Milne/British Rail Network Metadata This file contains... Typical Pennine scenery. ... North East England is one of the regions of England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ... Glaswegian redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Keolis is a French transport group based in Paris. ... Due to historical differences the railway network of the United Kingdom is split into two independent systems: one on the island of Great Britain and one in Northern Ireland, which is closely linked to the railway system of the Republic of Ireland. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Typical Pennine scenery. ... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Keolis is a French transport group based in Paris. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... A train in the livery of North Western Trains, which became First North Western. ...


Launched on 1 February 2004, its services are split into three routes: February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

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Service patterns

TransPennine Express is one of the few train operating companies in the United Kingdom running 24 hours a day, including through New Years Eve night. For example, trains run between York and Manchester Airport at least every two hours every night of the week.


The TransPennine Express control centre is in Bridgewater House, Manchester. The previous Arriva control centre was at York, and is now the Northern Rail control centre. An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ...


The off-peak weekday service pattern is as below.


North TransPennine

Main article: North TransPennine

The core route between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds sees four trains per hour between the two cities. This is made up of an hourly Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service, an hourly Manchester Airport to Newcastle service, an hourly Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service and an hourly Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service. The North TransPennine line is one of the three rail services provided by TransPennine Express running through Northern England. ... The main entrance to Liverpool Lime Street Station Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... Scarborough railway station serves the seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. ... Manchesters International Airport has a station built into its terminal buildings, and is currently a 2-platform hub with transport connections to the local bus network. ... Newcastle Central Station Newcastle Central Station is the principal railway station in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Middlesbrough railway station serves the large town of Middlesbrough in England. ... Manchester Piccadilly station is the principal railway station of Manchester, UK. It serves intercity routes to London Euston, Birmingham New Street and the south, Glasgow Central, and routes throughout the north of England. ... Hull Paragon railway station is the main railway station in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. ...


The Manchester to Liverpool sector is supplemented by Central Trains hourly service from Norwich to Liverpool, thus giving half hourly fast services between Manchester and Liverpool. Similarly, the service between Leeds and Newcastle is boosted by an hourly Virgin Trains service; York to Newcastle is also supplemented by GNER’s services. Both Virgin and GNER run faster (125mph vs 100mph), but have more restricted stopping patterns. It can be faster for passengers wishing to travel to Durham or Newcastle to change off TransPennine Express at York. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... GNER operates along the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Northern Scotland. ...


South TransPennine

Main article: South TransPennine

An hourly service operates from Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes via Mancester Piccadilly, Stockport, Sheffield, Doncaster and Scunthorpe. The Manchester to Sheffield sector is supplemented by Central Trains hourly Liverpool to Norwich service, thus giving a half hourly fast service frequency between Manchester and Sheffield. South TransPennine is one of the three rail services provided by TransPennine Express, running in Northern England. ... Cleethorpes railway station is a rail terminus serving the town of Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire. ... Stockport railway station is in Greater Manchester, 13km (8 miles) south-east of Manchester Piccadilly station on the West Coast Main Line from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston. ... Sheffield Midland Station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, England. ... Doncaster railway station serves the town of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. ... Scunthorpe railway station serves the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


TransPennine North West

An hourly service operates between Manchester Airport and Lancaster, then continuing every two hours alternating between Barrow-in-Furness and Windermere, the latter via Oxenholme. Combining with Northern Rail’s twice-hourly service, this gives at least three trains per hour between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. Recently (2006) services between Blackpool and Manchester have also moved to TransPennine Express. Additionally, from December 2007, TPE will operate the Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central and Edinburgh services, currently operated by Virgin Trains, which run two-hourly between Manchester Piccadilly, Preston, Lancaster, and Oxenholme. TransPennine North West is one of the three rail services provided by First TransPennine Express, running in Northern England. ... Lancaster railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Lancaster in Lancashire. ... Barrow-in-Furness railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. ... Windermere railway station is the railway station that serves Windermere in Cumbria. ... Oxenholme Lake District railway station. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... Preston Railway Station in Preston, Lancashire is on the West Coast Main Line. ... The Heilanmans Umbrella Inside Glasgow Central, looking south east across the main concourse Inside Glasgow Central, looking north east across the main concourse Glasgow Central Station is the larger of the two main-line railway stations in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Waverley Station is the main railway station in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. ...


Rolling Stock

185102 is seen here in the old First livery, departing Leeds City station during testing trials on 15 January 2006.

The franchise is operated with Class 185 and Class 170 diesel multiple units. When first created the franchise operated a mixed fleet of Class 158 (inherited from Arriva Trans Northern) and Class 175 (inherited from First North Western). Image File history File linksMetadata Leeds185. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Leeds185. ... Leeds City station is the mainline railway station serving the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Class 170/2, no. ... DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland German DMU of class 628 A diesel multiple unit (DMU) is a train whose carriages have their own motors powered by a diesel engine. ... Class 158, no. ... Class 175, no. ...


In March 2006 new three-car Class 185 units, constructed in Germany by Siemens, began to enter service and took over most services. A new depot at Ardwick, about a mile east of Manchester Piccadilly was built as the base for the Class 185 fleet. A smaller depot, to provide stabling and lighter maintenance east of the Pennines, has been built at York and another at Cleethorpes. The Class 185 units were delivered in the First Great Western-style ‘neon’ livery. The first eight units were sent over in First’s old livery, and are were converted to the new one (see the photograph at the beginning of this article) using vinyl wraps. This is due to a change of heart on the original First Rail livery which was widely agreed as being 'dull'. Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... Ardwick is an inner-city district of Manchester, about one mile south east of the city centre. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... A light rail vehicle wrapped in an iPod advertisement Wrap advertising is the practice of completely covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery. ...


It was planned to operate all services with the new Class 185 units. However, weight restrictions on the Hull-Leeds line mean the Class 185 units are limited to 75mph east of Leeds. To solve this problem and create extra capacity across their network TransPennine Express has started to take on a nine-strong fleet of lighter Class 170 Turbostar units formerly used by South West Trains (SWT) on their Waterloo–Salisbury–Exeter services. In return SWT has received six surplus Class 158 units from TransPennine Express which will be upgraded to the same standard as SWT's Class 159 units. The two-car Class 170 Turbostars are still awaiting refurbishment to the same standard as the new Class 185 units and are being used solely on Manchester-Hull services. Class 170/2, no. ... South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western... The British Rail Class 159 Express Sprinter (also known as South Western Turbo by Network South East) is a diesel multiple unit, built from 1992-93 by BREL at Derby Works. ...


Current fleet

Class Image Type Top speed Number Routes operated Built
 mph   km/h 
Class 185 Pennine Diesel-Hydraulic Multiple Unit 100 160 51 All TransPennine routes except Manchester Piccadilly - Hull 2005 - 2006
Class 170 Turbostar Diesel-Hydraulic Multiple Unit 100 160 5 Manchester Piccadilly - Hull route 2000

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1097, 645 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail British Rail Class 185 TransPennine Express User:AA Milne/British Rail Network Metadata This file contains... A locomotive (from lat. ... A classic Belgian multiple unit of type 74 A multiple unit (MU) is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive, and can be coupled with other similar units to operate together, in... Class 170/2, no. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 147 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail Classes 170 and 171... A locomotive (from lat. ... A classic Belgian multiple unit of type 74 A multiple unit (MU) is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive, and can be coupled with other similar units to operate together, in...

Past Fleet

Class 175 - Moved to Arriva Trains Wales - 2005/6
Class 158 - Moved to First Great Western, South West Trains and Northern Rail - 2006/7 Class 175, no. ... Arriva Trains Wales (Welsh: ) is a train operating company that operates urban and inter urban passenger services in Wales and the Welsh Marches. ... Class 158, no. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ...


Future services

On 31 October 2006, it was announced that from December 2007, subject to contract, Transpennine Express will operate frequent services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow/Edinburgh, replacing the current Manchester Piccadilly-Scotland service provided by Virgin Cross Country. It was announced that the 100 mph Class 185s would be used to run the services, replacing the faster Class 220s and 221s currently used by Virgin, although there is currently much debate over whether they will have enough units to cover a frequent service to Scotland, and whether the 100mph units can be effectively timetabled to fit in with Virgin West Coast's 125mph Class 390-operated service on the predominantly double track WCML north of Preston. There is some rumour regarding the aquistion of Class 180s from First Great Western, which become available in December 2007. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A Class 220 Voyager at Bristol. ... A Class 220 Voyager stops at York station. ... Class 180, no. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ...


In 2005, the company considered introducing a couple of High Speed Trains on the Manchester Piccadilly–Newcastle routes, to cope with high passenger numbers during the Royal Ascot at York event, but this was deemed to be too expensive. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


A major uncertainty at the moment is if the 3-car 185 fleet cope will be able to cope with the growth in passenger numbers in the future. The addition of a fourth coach into some of the new trains is a possibility and has mentioned regularly by many sources, but the government are still assessing TransPennine Express's long-term viability before any more money is committed to the franchise.


Name Change

From 10 December 2004, TransPennine Express changed its name to First TransPennine Express. However from November 2006 this was changed back to Transpennine Express, due to complaints from Keolis, (being the other major shareholder). December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ...


External links

  • Official web site
Preceded by
Arriva Trains Northern
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First North Western
North Western franchise
Operator of TransPennine Express franchise
2004-present
Succeeded by
N/A
Domestic: Arriva Trains Wales - c2c - Central Trains - Chiltern Railways - First Capital Connect
First Great Western - First ScotRail - GNER - Heathrow Connect - Hull Trains - Island Line1
Merseyrail - Midland Mainline - Northern Ireland Railways2 - Northern Rail - 'one' - Silverlink
Southeastern - Southern - South West Trains - TransPennine Express - Virgin Trains
International: Enterprise2 - Eurostar
Airport Link: Gatwick Express - Heathrow Express - Stansted Express3
Sleeper: Caledonian Sleeper4 - Night Riviera5
1 Operated by South West Trains - 2 Operated on the Irish Railway Network - 3 Operated by 'one'
4 Operated by First ScotRail - 5 Operated by First Great Western
Future passenger train operators and franchises in Great Britain
New Franchises: Cross Country1 - East Midlands1 - InterCity East Coast2 - London Overground1
West Midlands1
Open-access
operators:
Grand Central3 - Wrexham & Shropshire4
1 Starts November 2007 - 2 Awaiting announcement of change - 3 Starts September 2007 - 4 Awaiting Approval

  Results from FactBites:
 
British Rail Class 158 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1723 words)
This unit is painted in TransPennine Express livery, and is one of seventeen purpose-built 3-car units.
First TransPennine Express was a new franchise created in 2004, it is formed of the express routes previously operated by Arriva Trains Northern and First North Western.
The future operators of the First TransPennine Express class 158 units is unclear at present.
Gatwick Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Gatwick Express is the brand name of a National Express Group-operated railway service offering a frequent shuttle service between London Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport, in England.
Some rail groups believe that the Gatwick Express trains, which often run half-full, are using up valuable track paths on one of the busiest train lines in the country.
This idea is hotly disputed by the train operator as well as BAA (British Airports Authority), who fear that airport users would have to fight for space on the trains with commuters.
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