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Hitachi Rail Europe - Articles and news items

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.

UK Government approves £360 million high speed trains for the south west

Rail industry news / 30 July 2015 /

The Government has approved a £360 million contract to supply 29 Hitachi high speed trains to First Great Western for services between London and Cornwall in 2018.

Hitachi to provide traffic management technology for Thameslink Programme

Rail industry news / 27 July 2015 /

Network Rail has signed a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to supply the latest traffic management technology for the London north-south Thameslink programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe reveals conceptual high speed train interior

Rail industry news / 12 May 2015 /

Hitachi Rail Europe has today revealed a conceptual high speed train interior at the Railtex 2015 exhibition.


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