Brighter, bigger, better: A modern makeover for TransPennine

Mon, December 18th, 2017

TransPennine Express are refurbishing the full fleet of Class 185 trains

TransPennine Express are refurbishing the full fleet of Class 185 trains for customers across the North as part of its commitment for ‘Taking the North Further’.

The full ‘Class 185’ fleet of trains are currently going through a phased refurbishment programme as every one of the 51 units receives a full modern makeover. TPE’s upgrade project is a £32million investment in the fleet, working with manufacturing company Siemens, and train owner Eversholt Rail, to create a special and improved experience for customers. The upgrades include brand new seats throughout, including leather in first class, and real practical benefits such as: standard plug and USB sockets at every pair of seats, both in standard and first class; bigger tables to allow more space for laptops and devices; refitted toilets; and LED lighting throughout.

As the upgrades are completed, the refurbished units are fitted with even more improvements including free, fast Wi-Fi and an on-board entertainment system.

TPE’s vision is ‘taking the North further’, and the company has worked with local suppliers from across the North to complete the refurbishment. The quality is extremely high, with standard class seat fabrics made by Camira Fabrics, based near Huddersfield, and the first class curtains are made by A.W. Hainsworth, who are based in Pudsey.
Our network is;

North TransPennine - including Newcastle to Manchester Airport, Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport, Scarborough to Liverpool and Hull to Manchester Piccadilly

South TransPennine from Cleethorpes via Doncaster and Sheffield to Manchester Airport
North West and Scotland – from Manchester Airport to Wigan, Preston, Oxenholme, Carlisle, Penrith, Edinburgh and Glasgow,

Destinations served by TransPennine Express include Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Malton, Scarborough, Hull, Selby, Leeds, Huddersfield, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Meadowhall, Doncaster, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Warrington and Liverpool

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