Soprano Morgan Carter serenades unveiling of TransPennine Express Eurovision train

Soprano Morgan Carter performed at the unveiling of TransPennine Express’ Eurovision wrapped train on Tuesday 2 May.  

The TPE Nova 2 train, that features a Welcome to Liverpool message along with iconic Eurovision livery, was serenaded by Morgan as it set off on its inaugural journey across the North from Manchester Airport Station. The postgraduate singer chose a selection of opera classics to entertain passengers and rail workers, describing it as an ‘absolutely honour’ and a ‘truly special moment’ 

Morgan Carter singing by the TransPennine Express Eurovision train

Matthew Golton, Managing Director at TPE, said: ‘We’re delighted that the Eurovision Song Contest is being held in such an iconic northern city that has music running through its veins. 

‘We’re proud that Liverpool and the UK is stepping up in support of Ukraine and we wanted to get into the rhythm of the musical extravaganza by wrapping one of our Nova 2 trains in Eurovision livery. 

‘Listening to Morgan serenading the train and passengers as it departed on its first journey across the north was a fantastic experience and certainly built the excitement ahead of the main event.’ 

TPE, which provides direct services into Liverpool Lime Street from key cities across the north and into Scotland has also installed Eurovision Song Zones at some of its stations across the network for local artists and musicians to show off their talents and entertain passengers waiting on the platform. 

3 May 2023