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.


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.


Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:37 GMT


First new trains in a generation launched by GWR

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 08:00 BST


First UK-built train for Scotland completed by Hitachi in the North East

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 17:00 BST


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

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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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