First TransPennine Express, a partnership between First Group and Keolis, runs inter-city train services on three main routes across the North of England and Scotland. Routes include Liverpool and Manchester to Leeds, York and the North East, to Sheffield and Doncaster, the Lake District and from Manchester to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
FTPE offers discounts to members of the Armed Forces, Senior Citizens and Students on selected services and ticket types, in addition to or instead of railcard benefits. Availability can be checked by clicking on the relevant links on the FTPE website.
Passengers travelling from Liverpool and Manchester Airports can also benefit from the 'Airport Advance' ticket which affords a three hour grace period beyond the booked travel time, in case of inbound flight delay. Full terms and conditions are available on the FTPE site.