First TransPennine Express Offers & Promotions

About First TransPennine Express

The franchise started in 2004 and provides intercity train travel linking key cities and major towns in the North East. There are 3 main routes – Liverpool and Manchester to Leeds and York; the North East and Sheffield and Doncaster; and the North East and the Lake District. Recently it has also added routes between Manchester and Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Why Choose First TransPennine Express?

The franchise has spent over £250 million on trains and station refurbishments which has included improving disabled access and station security. They have a customer charter and 95% of all services achieve departures and arrivals within 10 minutes of their due time. The First TransPennine Express website features links to major attractions that are accessible via their services including Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Edinburgh or York dungeons.

The full range of train tickets are available including Advance tickets which are up to 50% off. If the conductors on the trains thinks the trains are getting too full then they designate them as unspecified making first class accommodation available to all but compensate those who have paid first class prices. Stations feature real time travel information on electronic display boards so you immediately informed of any delays.

  • 23 Premiership, Championship and Division One football teams on their network including: Manchester United, Liverpool, Leeds United, and Newcastle United.
  • 6 out of the top 10 UK holiday destinations are on their train network (source UK Tourism Survey 2008) – including Blackpool, York and The Lake District.
  • Save over 50% on ticket fares when buying in advance online. For example, Manchester to Edinburgh from only £15.50.
  • PLUS – you can buy any train ticket for anywhere in the UK on their website – they don’t charge credit card or booking fees

First TransPennine Express Deals & Offers

First TransPennine Express offers great value travel however from time to time they will offer discounts on selected breaks. We work closely with First TransPennine Express to ensure you find the best and latest deals and offers right here.