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Hitachi Rail Europe - Articles and news items

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.

GWR unveils new fleet to celebrate 175 years of the Great Western Main Line

Rail industry news / 30 June 2016 /

Great Western Railway (GWR) unveils a new fleet of Hitachi intercity trains as part of celebrations marking 175 years since the first train ran on the line between Bristol and London.

95 AT300 Inter-City rail carriages ordered for TransPennine Express

Rail industry news / 1 April 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has revelled it will supply 95 AT300 ‘Inter City’ trains to TransPennine Express as part of FirstGroup’s TransPennine Express new franchise investment plan.

ScotRail unveils new class 385 EMU interior

Rail industry news / 11 February 2016 /

A life-size model displaying the interior of new electric trains for ScotRail has been unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley station…

Trenitalia places €190 million order for Vivalto regional trains

Rail industry news / 10 December 2015 /

Trenitalia has awarded Hitachi Rail Italy a €190 million contract to supply new Vivalto regional trains for Trenitalia’s commuter service.

Hitachi acquires Ansaldo businesses from Finmeccanica

Rail industry news / 3 November 2015 /

Hitachi has announced the acquisition of AnsaldoBreda S.p.A from Finmeccanica and its 40 percent share in Ansaldo STS S.p.A.

Prime Minister opens Hitachi train manufacturing facility in the North East

Rail industry news / 3 September 2015 /

UK train manufacturing has returned to the North East following the opening of Hitachi’s new £82 million facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

 

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