|A TransPennine Nova 2 Train|
Extra services between Scotland and Manchester will provide more choices for passengers ahead of the festive period.
From December 12 passengers travelling from Carlisle to Manchester Airport, via Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston and Manchester stations can benefit from two services every hour between 6.22am and 8.30pm.
The extra services will also be available between Carlisle and Penrith to Scotland.
For the first time, a Hitachi AT-300 Nova 1 bi-mode train will also be making its debut on the route, joining the CAF Nova 2 fleet that already operates between the North West and Scotland.
|A TransPennine class 802 Nova 1 bi-mode train|
Together these trains offer an enhanced travelling experience for customers, with spacious interiors, plenty of legroom, free Wi-Fi in both standard and first class as well as access to
the Extream onboard entertainment system.