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Hitachi Rail - Articles and news items

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch

Rail industry news / 14 June 2017 /

HM The Queen marked the anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch, naming a new Intercity Express Train Queen Elizabeth II.

Work begins on the new Azuma fleet for the east coast route

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Due to enter service on the east coast in 2018, Hitachi has begun work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma (Class 800) fleet.

Portable train weighing system for Hitachi Newton Aycliffe

Rail industry news / 8 August 2016 /

Weighwell has now installed a full train weighing system (PTW 500-VB2X) at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe rail vehicle manufacturing facility…

Installation of a static train weighing system at Hitachi North Pole depot

Rail industry news / 14 January 2016 /

A static weighing system (PTW 500-VB2X) which can provide individual wheel weights across the total train has been installed at Hitachi Rail Europe’s new North Pole Depot…

Mechan traversers carry first IEP trains

Rail industry news / 28 September 2015 /

Two heavyweight members of the Mechan family are swinging into action at Hitachi Rail’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility in County Durham, following its official opening…

Mechan seals deal with Doncaster neighbour

Rail industry news / 10 September 2015 /

Heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, might work across the world, but the Sheffield-based manufacturer had to look no further than South Yorkshire to secure its latest order…

Hitachi presents 3D film footage of conceptual high-speed train

Rail industry news / 8 July 2015 /

Hitachi Rail has released film footage of its conceptual high-speed train interior, intended for Europe and the UK, at the UIC High Speed Congress in Tokyo.

Getzner receives Production Partner Award from Hitachi

Rail industry news / 2 October 2014 /

Vibration protection comes to life at InnoTrans 2014…

Hitachi Rail hosts Supplier Award event at InnoTrans 2014

InnoTrans 2014, Rail industry news / 25 September 2014 /

On 24 September 2014, Hitachi Rail hosted an event at international transport trade fair InnoTrans in Berlin to celebrate its key suppliers to the Intercity Express Programme…

Getzner Werkstoffe secures exclusive supply contract with Hitachi

Rail industry news / 2 September 2014 /

Vibration-protection experts supply elastic bearings for floating floors…

Crossrail confirms shortlist for rolling stock and depot facilities

Rail industry news / 30 March 2011 /

Crossrail has confirmed the shortlist for new rolling stock and depot facilities. The invitation to tender will be issued in late 2011…