|The now iconic Class 395 Javelin(TM) trains run between London St Pancras, Ashford (Kent) and the Kent coast. The first domestic high-speed trains, the Class 395s were manufactured by Hitachi Rail and delivered six months early. The trains are being maintained by Hitachi Rail Europe in the Train Maintenance Centre in Ashford, Kent.|
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Press Releases • Dec 14, 2009 00:01 GMT
Today saw the official launch of the UK’s first domestic high speed service. The new high speed service operates from St Pancras International to Kent and is part of a fully integrated timetable in the South East, marking the biggest change in 40 years.
Press Releases • Dec 11, 2009 08:20 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has handed over the 29th and final Class 395 train to Southeastern, ahead of the scheduled start of full passenger service on 13 December 2009. The trains provide the first 140 mph high-speed domestic service in the UK, running on the HS 1 line from St Pancras International to Ashford International, Dover, Folkstone, Ramsgate and Canterbury.
Press Releases • Oct 01, 2009 07:01 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe tomorrow celebrates the second anniversary of the £60 million state-of-the-art Ashford Train Maintenance Centre. The train maintenance centre has now taken delivery of all Class 395 trains destined for Southeastern’s high-speed rail service. The final train arrived in the UK on 17 August 2009, bringing the number of units housed in the depot to 29.
Press Releases • Jun 18, 2009 11:00 BST
Hitachi today celebrates the first high speed passenger journey of its Class 395 train between Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and St Pancras International. At the invitation of Southeastern, members of the media and key stakeholders were welcomed on board the Hitachi-built trains today to experience the new trains first hand.
Press Releases • Sep 17, 2010 07:23 BST
Southeastern, Hitachi Rail Europe and High Speed 1 Ltd (HS1) were last night celebrating after being recognised at the National Rail Awards for the early introduction of the UK’s first domestic high speed train service. Winning the Project of the Year award, the High Speed ‘preview’ service brought high speed to the UK six months early.