New £60 million fleet of trains on First TransPennine Express’s routes from York

York Press: New £60 million fleet of trains on  First TransPennine Express’s routes from York New £60 million fleet of trains on First TransPennine Express’s routes from York

A £60 MILLION new fleet of trains will mean a 30 per cent increase in capacity on First TransPennine Express’s trains from York to cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool next year.

The company said 40 new carriages would be available from the spring, with customers benefitting from longer trains and more travel options when the full timetable is implemented in May.

It also revealed that all its Advance fares would be frozen at 2013 prices, while season tickets and ‘walk up’ fares will rise by an average of 3 per cent, marginally below the 3.1 per cent cap as prescribed through July’s retail prize index figure.

“FTPE’s overall average price increase across all available tickets is 2.4 per cent,” said a spokesman.

“Rail infrastructure and improvements across the north of England are funded by fares. These improvements, including the electrification and modernisation of much of the network represent the biggest ever single investment in infrastructure.”

Managing director Nick Donovan said: “We recognise that any fare increase is not ideal for passengers but it is important to continually invest in the railway. Importantly for customers, many of the fares that FTPE control will be frozen and held at 2013 prices.

“We would always encourage customers to plan their journey and book in advance to receive the best possible deal. Our Advance fares available on our new website, offer the opportunity for customers to make savings of more than 50 per cent.”

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10:33am Tue 24 Dec 13

pedalling paul says...

These are not new trains. They are standard Transpennine Express class 185 diesel units, which are being displaced from the Manchester-Glasgow service by new electrification in the North West. TPX are acquiring a new fleet of electric trains for this service.

The displaced diesel trains are being "cascaded" to reinforce services on other Transpennine routes, including services through York.
These are not new trains. They are standard Transpennine Express class 185 diesel units, which are being displaced from the Manchester-Glasgow service by new electrification in the North West. TPX are acquiring a new fleet of electric trains for this service. The displaced diesel trains are being "cascaded" to reinforce services on other Transpennine routes, including services through York. pedalling paul

10:13am Wed 25 Dec 13

sheps lad says...

pedalling paul wrote:
These are not new trains. They are standard Transpennine Express class 185 diesel units, which are being displaced from the Manchester-Glasgow service by new electrification in the North West. TPX are acquiring a new fleet of electric trains for this service.

The displaced diesel trains are being "cascaded" to reinforce services on other Transpennine routes, including services through York.
Do they have room for your bike?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: These are not new trains. They are standard Transpennine Express class 185 diesel units, which are being displaced from the Manchester-Glasgow service by new electrification in the North West. TPX are acquiring a new fleet of electric trains for this service. The displaced diesel trains are being "cascaded" to reinforce services on other Transpennine routes, including services through York.[/p][/quote]Do they have room for your bike? sheps lad

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