HM The Queen names new Hitachi Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II”

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 15:04 BST

Her Majesty The Queen has marked the 175th anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch, recreating the original journey made by Queen Victoria, before naming a new Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II” at Paddington Station today.

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Hitachi Rail Europe reaches 1,000 employee landmark

News   •   Sep 13, 2016 13:00 BST

Leading UK rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail Europe has reached the major milestone of employing 1,000 people across the UK.


Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 10:23 BST

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.


New Intercity Express Trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 09:33 BST

Passengers in the South West are a step closer to experiencing new trains as Hitachi begins testing the Class 802 fleet.


New Hitachi trains pass Department for Transport digital tests

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2017 08:55 BST

Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department for Transport.


First new intercity train for Devon and Cornwall arrives in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 17, 2017 13:44 BST

The first Intercity Express Train bound for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route has now arrived in the UK


Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.


Hitachi on track to recruit for 250 jobs at newly built Doncaster rail depot

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 01:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), the company building and maintaining new intercity trains, is on schedule to employ 250 people at their newly built Doncaster depot.


New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 00:05 GMT

Passengers travelling towards Devon and Cornwall are one step closer to experiencing new trains as Hitachi Rail’s Italian factory receives bodyshells to start work. Hitachi’s UK manufacturing facility has already built its first train for Great Western Railway (GWR), which is due into passenger service later this year.


Hitachi donates cab of new generation high speed train to National Railway Museum

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 10:14 GMT

Set to inspire the next generation of rail workers, enthusiasts and the public on the latest innovations in high speed rail, Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) has donated a driver’s cab of the new intercity train to the National Railway Museum (NRM).

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About Hitachi Rail Europe

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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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