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Where Next For TransPennine Express? Major Sponsorship Deal Announced With ITV

Thirsk railway station set for car park investment worth £300,000
Written by Amy

TransPennine Express has been announced as the proud sponsor of ITV Granada and Border Weather.

The train company will be using this opportunity to showcase their latest “Where Next?” campaign, which promotes some of the great destinations across the North of England and Scotland, whether it’s checking out one of Manchester’s latest art exhibitions, or heading over to Newcastle for a night on the toon.

From today, Monday 5 June, ITV viewers in the North West and Borders regions will begin seeing TransPennine Express as part of daily weather bulletins. The TV spot takes on a documentary style, following people from right across the North who are enjoying what’s great about our part of the world.

Commenting on the new partnership, Caroline Anchor, Head of Marketing for TransPennine Express said: “We are thrilled to have teamed up with ITV Weather. This is a great opportunity for us to promote some of the North and Scotland’s much-loved destinations while letting people know ‘weather’ to pack some sun cream or a brolley.”

TransPennine Express’ vision of Taking the North Further will see an investment of £500million to improve the North’s railway over the course of the next three years.

Brand new trains will be introduced across the TransPennine Express network starting from 2018, with 220 new carriages being brought in by 2020, providing an additional 13million seats a year for customers.

The company’s existing train fleet will shortly undergo a major makeover, which also includes the addition of free on-board Wi-Fi and entertainment system.

Those looking to book train tickets can do so with no booking fees at

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