Global High Speed Rail Learning Programme - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail to work with the National College for High Speed Rail

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 07:00 GMT

Building the high speed train of tomorrow - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail showcase their design innovations

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 15:09 GMT

Increasing the enjoyment of modern train travel and reaching new standards in passenger experience and reliability are key ambitions for Bombardier and Hitachi Rail’s HS2 Rolling Stock bid

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 10:18 BST

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 11:08 BST

Two British-based global rail giants are opening up a new High Speed 2 bid centre in Birmingham to develop their plans to build an iconic train for the project.

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:07 BST

Hitachi announces the opening of a new building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The £5million building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma at Hitachi’s North East factory

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 12:01 BST

Passengers are a step closer to experiencing new trains as work steps up on Azuma.

Testing begins for TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 09:58 BST

Hitachi has begun testing TransPennine Express’ new Nova 1 fleet, with a successful run between Doncaster and Darlington.

Brand new ScotRail and Hitachi electric trains start running this week

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 14:34 BST

ScotRail customers will be able to travel on the first new Hitachi class 385 electric train from 24th July

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 09:59 BST

In a landmark day for the UK rail sector two international giants - that employ over 5,000 people in Britain - have confirmed they intend to submit a joint bid to design, build, deliver a fleet of bespoke state-of-the-art high speed trains for HS2.

Green light from regulator for new electric trains for Scotland’s Central Belt

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 10:27 BST

Scotland’s new electric commuter trains (Class 385s) passed an important milestone ahead of starting passenger service on the Central Belt, including the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, this summer.

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About Hitachi Rail Europe

About Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd.

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Europe, Ltd. and is headquartered in London, UK.

Hitachi Rail Europe is a total railway system supplier offering rolling stock, traction equipment, signalling, traffic management systems, and maintenance depots.

Hitachi draws on many years of experience as a leading supplier of high-speed trains such as the Shinkansen (bullet train) for the Japanese and international markets. In Europe, Hitachi Rail Europe’s first rolling stock contract was to deliver a fleet of 29 Class 395 trains, the first domestic high-speed train in the UK, which are maintained at Hitachi’s state of the art depot in Ashford, Kent. As part of the British Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme, Hitachi Rail Europe will replace the UK’s ageing fleet of Intercity trains, and will establish a new rolling stock manufacturing facility in the UK for this purpose. The trains will be maintained and services in a number of new maintenance
depots along the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line.


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