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New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 18:05 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) today after completing a two-month journey from Japan*.

New Intercity Express trains arrives in Inverness
New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey

New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:52 GMT

New Intercity Express Trains manufactured in Italy for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route (via Reading and Wiltshire) are to begin a rare journey across Europe

Work  begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

Work begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 11:18 GMT

TransPennine Express customers are a step closer to experiencing brand new, high quality trains as Hitachi begins work an intercity fleet to start service in 2019.

Virgin Azuma train debuts in Highlands

Virgin Azuma train debuts in Highlands

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 10:25 GMT

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train made its inaugural visit to the Highlands this weekend as preparations to transform cross-border rail services gather pace.

Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2017 15:00 GMT

​The first of a seventy strong fleet of fully fitted electric trains is set to arrive in Scotland later this week as passenger service moves another step closer.

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 15:43 GMT

Today (Friday 10th November) the rail industry and politicians are gathering in Kent to celebrate ten years since Hitachi opened its high speed train depot. The event includes a speech by Damian Green MP for Ashford and the presentation of the statue crafted by local artist, Joel Tarr.

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:37 GMT

First new trains in a generation launched by GWR
First UK-built train for Scotland completed by Hitachi  in the North East