Hitachi Rail doubling number of trainees in UK to over 100

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2017 10:28 BST

Hitachi Rail, one of the largest builder and maintainer of trains in the UK, has launched a new national apprentice and graduate programme.

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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.


How is Britain already benefitting from Hitachi’s work on HS2?

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2017 09:41 BST

​Jim Brewin, Head of Business Development for Hitachi Rail Europe, writing for the ​"HS2 on Track" report


New trains closer as next phase of testing starts

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 14:12 BST

Passengers in Scotland are a step closer to the arrival of new ScotRail Alliance trains, after the next phase of testing began in Germany.


New intercity train carries out first Edinburgh test journey

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:39 BST

A new intercity train bound for passengers next year reached a major test milestone today as it reached Edinburgh station for the first time.


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


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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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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