Monday, 29 May 2017

Extra TransPennine Services

Launched on Monday, 22 May 2017, an extra service leaves Glasgow at 1847 (1906 on Sundays) while in the opposite direction, a new, 1858 service (1858 on Sundays) has been introduced from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central.

 Four coach 350 EMU's are currently operated on Glasgow to Manchester
Airport services
Each of these call at stations including Lockerbie, Carlisle, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan and stations in Manchester, including Manchester Airport.
The extra trains will allow customers to extend their evening plans whether it’s afternoon tea at Glasgow’s Willow Tea Rooms or a roast dinner with extra Yorkshire puddings at Sam’s Chop House in Manchester.
Brand new, five carriage trains will start running on the route from early 2019 as part of a £500million investment which will mean more seats for customers.
Each state-of-the-art train will have free Wi-Fi, charging points at every pair of seats and an on-board entertainment system allowing people to watch the latest films and TV shows.
In December 2018, TPE will also begin operating a brand new direct service between Glasgow and Liverpool Lime Street.

Commenting on the change, Jerry Farquharson, Service Planning Director for TransPennine Express said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to add in these extra services as part of our timetable change and I’m sure this will be welcome news for customers who use or are planning to travel on this popular route.
“This change is just the start and more improvements are coming including brand new trains and more seats.”