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TPE to come under state control when contract expires

Deniz Huseyin
24 May 2023

 

Train operator Transpennine Express (TPE) is to come under state control at the end of this month when its current contract expires. The DfT said its decision to bring the company into operator of last resort (OLR) follows “months of significant disruption and regular cancellations across Transpennine Express’s network”.

Months of poor performance had resulted in a considerable decline in confidence for passengers who rely on the trains to get to work, visit family and friends...

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