Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe today celebrates the first Intercity Express (IEP) train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Hitachi will be joined by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, Minister for Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy, and Ambassador of Japan in the UK, Koji Tsuruoka

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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.


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).


150 new jobs created in Bristol area by Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2017 01:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), the company building and maintaining the new InterCity Express Trains to run on the Great Western route, is recruiting for 150 new roles at their Stoke Gifford depot.


Hitachi Intercity trains begin digital signalling tests

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 10:30 GMT

Hitachi’s Intercity trains, bound for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017, have begun testing digital technology designed to create extra capacity and relieve overcrowding on the country’s rail network.

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Hull Trains to expand fleet with £60 million deal

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:05 GMT

Passengers on the East Coast Main Line are to benefit from the arrival of five brand new Inter City trains, following completion today of a £60 million deal between FirstGroup and Hitachi Rail Europe, financed by Angel Trains.


Karen Boswell OBE: Innotrans 2016, the beginning of an exciting journey

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2016 09:02 BST

Karen Boswell OBE, Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe, writes from Innotrans 2016


Koji Agatsuma: My favourite story to tell at Innotrans

Blog posts   •   Sep 22, 2016 08:49 BST

Koji Agatsuma, Head of Engineering at Hitachi Rail Europe, writes from Innotrans 2016


Andy Rogers: Innotrans Buzzword Bingo – Innovation

Blog posts   •   Sep 21, 2016 12:45 BST

Andy Rogers, Project Director for Hitachi Rail Europe, writes from Innotrans 2016

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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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