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Hitachi Rail Europe - Articles and news items

New Intercity Express Train arrives in the UK from Japan

Rail industry news / 19 June 2017 /

The first new Hitachi Intercity Express Train bound for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route has now arrived in the UK from Japan.  

Hitachi to create 250 jobs at new rail depot

Rail industry news / 11 April 2017 /

Hitachi Rail Europe which is building and maintaining the new intercity trains, aims to employ 250 people at its new Doncaster depot.

GBRf to test new Hitachi IEP electric trains

Rail industry news / 30 March 2017 /

GB Railfreight (GBRf) will be testing Hitachi Rail Europe’s newly built IEP electric intercity trains on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).

New Intercity Express train completes maiden test journey in Wales

Rail industry news / 23 March 2017 /

New Intercity Express trains have completed their first journey in Wales ahead of entering passenger service later in 2017.

ScotRail carries out overnight tests on new Class 385 fleet

Rail industry news / 3 February 2017 /

ScotRail has begun overnight tests on its new Hitachi-built Class 385 fleet known as T2.

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For European Railway Review, Phil Verster (Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance) and Karen Boswell OBE (Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe) provide further details of a joint vision to transform rail in Scotland which includes a contract to deliver a fleet of new Class 385s.

First UK built Intercity Express Train unveiled at Hitachi facility in County Durham

Rail industry news / 9 December 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe unveils the first Intercity Express train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi tests ETCS signalling on intercity trains bound for Great Western route

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

Hitachi is carrying out European Train Control System (ETCS) digital signalling tests on its intercity trains destined for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017.

Hull Trains to receive five new AT300 Inter City trains following £60m deal

Rail industry news / 2 November 2016 /

FirstGroup, operator of Hull Trains, and Hitachi Rail Europe have agreed a £60 million contract for the delivery of five Inter City trains for service on the East Coast Main Line.

Testing of ScotRail’s new Class 385 underway

Rail industry news / 23 September 2016 /

The introduction of faster and longer trains in Scotland has moved a step closer as testing begins on ScotRail’s Class 385 electric trains.

Digital railway boost with approval of Hitachi’s ETCS on UK passenger services

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has been given approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to use its European Train Control System (ETCS) on passenger services in the UK.

GWR orders seven additional bi-mode Intercity Express Trains

Rail industry news / 9 August 2016 /

Great Western Railway (GWR) has announced it will order a further seven bi-mode Intercity Express Trains from Hitachi Rail Europe and its finance partner Eversholt Rail Group.