Azuma arrives at Newcastle museum ahead of Great Exhibition of the North

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:43 BST

The front carriage of a new Azuma train has arrived at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June – 9 September).

First of TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet arrives in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:42 BST

The first of TransPennine Express’s new Nova 1 trains completed its two month journey from Japan today, arriving at the Port of Southampton today, Monday 11th June 2018.

First of Nova 1, bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to transform journeys in the North and Scotland

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 08:20 BST

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 12:16 GMT

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

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

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

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

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.

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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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