The Next Station Will be…

(c) Len Grant

First TransPennine Express partnered with Creative Scene to produce a series of short films capturing the thoughts of its customers and employees.

The films take a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of the train operator’s staff and customers travelling its routes, and are part of an ongoing community engagement programme to promote creativity through the arts, and engage the local communities in which First TransPennine Express operates.

Focusing on FTPE’s Huddersfield to Leeds route – used by more than 350,000 customers every year – we commissioned four professional film-makers to travel along the line over four weeks in Autumn, capturing behind-the-scenes dialogue and interaction with staff and customers after being given an open ‘ticket to ride’ by the train operator.

The short films give an insight into the expressive thoughts of commuters, and demonstrate the complexities of maintaining FTPE’s daily train network across Kirklees and beyond.

The films were screened at the First TransPennine Express training centre, ‘The Hub’, at Huddersfield train station and will tour to film festivals across Yorkshire over the coming months.

Links to films:

Train of Thought

Riding West Riding