The films take a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of the train operatorâ€™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 FTPEâ€™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 â€˜ticket to rideâ€™ by the train operator.
The short films give an insight into the expressive thoughts of commuters, and demonstrate the complexities of maintaining FTPEâ€™s daily train network across Kirklees and beyond.
The films were screened at the First TransPennine Express training centre, â€˜The Hubâ€™, at Huddersfield train station and will tour to film festivals across Yorkshire over the coming months.
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