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Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

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

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

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:37 GMT

First new trains in a generation launched by GWR
First UK-built train for Scotland completed by Hitachi  in the North East
How is Britain already benefitting from Hitachi’s work on HS2?

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

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

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.

Hitachi Rail doubling number of trainees in UK to over 100

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.

Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

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

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

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

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”

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.

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.

 Hitachi on track to recruit for 250 jobs at newly built Doncaster rail depot

Hitachi on track to recruit for 250 jobs at newly built Doncaster rail depot

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 01:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), the company building and maintaining new intercity trains, is on schedule to employ 250 people at their newly built Doncaster depot.

New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service

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

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

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 unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

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