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Closing Press Release: Sale of AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS from Finmeccanica to Hitachi completed

Closing Press Release: Sale of AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS from Finmeccanica to Hitachi completed

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2015 16:30 GMT

​Rome, Italy, 2 November, 2015 – Finmeccanica and Hitachi today announce the closing of transactions relating to the acquisition by Hitachi regarding the business of AnsaldoBreda S.p.A, with the exclusion of some revamping activities and certain residual contracts, and Finmeccanica’s entire economic interest in Ansaldo STS S.p.A., equal to approximately 40% of its issued share capital.

DCA and Hitachi win 2015 User-Centred Product Design Award for Class 800/801 train

DCA and Hitachi win 2015 User-Centred Product Design Award for Class 800/801 train

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2015 12:30 BST

DCA and Hitachi Rail Europe have won the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Stanley H. Caplan User-Centred Product Design Award 2015.

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 10:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is today celebrating winning the RailStaff Award 2015 for Depot Team of the Year.

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Hitachi celebrates two successes at the National Rail Awards 2015 - Karen Boswell MD of Hitachi Rail Europe Wins Outstanding Personal Contribution in Rail

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2015 15:30 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is delighted in the success of Managing Director, Karen Boswell in winning the 2015 National Rail Award for Senior Outstanding Personal Contribution. At the same ceremony Hitachi Rail Europe Ashford Train Maintenance Centre was highly commended in the Maintenance Team of the Year category.

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2015 13:10 BST

​Newton Aycliffe, County Durham; 3rd September, 2015 - Hitachi Rail today celebrated the return of rail manufacturing to its British home in the North East, joining with key delivery partners at the official opening of a £82 million Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi Rail Europe wins award for environmental innovation

Hitachi Rail Europe wins award for environmental innovation

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2015 12:28 BST

​Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, home of the iconic Class 395 fleet, has won a prestigious environmental award from Japan-based Hitachi Limited.

 New High Speed Trains Confirmed For The South West

New High Speed Trains Confirmed For The South West

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 11:00 BST

London; 30 July, 2015 – UK rail customers are set to enjoy faster and more comfortable journeys between London and Cornwall from 2018 following Government approval for a deal between Hitachi Rail Europe and FirstGroup.

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins First Traffic Management Contract in UK

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins First Traffic Management Contract in UK

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2015 15:30 BST

London; 27 July, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) today held a ceremonial event at its Global Headquarters in London to mark the awarding and signing of the Thameslink contract for Traffic Management (TM) in partnership with Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (“Network Rail”).

Hitachi Rail Showcases High Speed Rail Vision

Hitachi Rail Showcases High Speed Rail Vision

Press Releases   •   Jul 08, 2015 09:00 BST

London; 8th July, 2015 – Hitachi Rail is presenting its headline vision for the future of high speed rail at the UIC High Speed Congress in Tokyo.

Students visit flagship Hitachi train maintenance centre

Students visit flagship Hitachi train maintenance centre

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 12:00 BST

Ashford, Kent; 17th June, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Europe today hosted students from Bethnal Green Academy at the Ashford Train Maintenance Centre in Kent, to see at first-hand the work the company is doing to maintain the iconic Class 395 ‘Javelin’ trains serving High Speed 1 (HS1) and Kent.

Apprentices glimpse new commuter trains for Scotland

Apprentices glimpse new commuter trains for Scotland

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2015 12:00 BST

​ScotRail’s apprentices were introduced to the new fleet of Hitachi AT200 commuter trains, due to go into passenger service in Scotland from 2017. The event was held in Glasgow last week (Wed. 20).

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Hitachi Rail Europe is pleased to announce the opening of its new offices in Milton Keynes

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2015 10:10 BST

The Hitachi Rail Europe new offices, accommodating 25 employees in the first instance and up to 50 at full capacity, were officially opened on May 5, 2015.

Hitachi Rail Europe debuts conceptual high speed train interiors

Hitachi Rail Europe debuts conceptual high speed train interiors

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2015 12:36 BST

In a global exclusive, Hitachi Rail Europe today released images of the conceptual train interior for its very high speed train at the UK’s flagship rail trade show - Railtex, Birmingham, 12th May, 2015.

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Hitachi Rail Europe senior level appointments

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 10:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today announces the appointment of Karen Boswell as Managing Director and Nick Hughes as Sales Director, with effect from 1st June 2015

Hitachi Rail Europe to launch interior concepts for a British bullet train: NEC, Birmingham, 12-14 May, Stand J11

Hitachi Rail Europe to launch interior concepts for a British bullet train: NEC, Birmingham, 12-14 May, Stand J11

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2015 12:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe will be showcasing its headline vision for the future of high speed rail in the UK at this year’s Railtex.

GB Railfreight celebrates relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe by naming Class 66 locomotive

GB Railfreight celebrates relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe by naming Class 66 locomotive

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2015 16:00 BST

Melton Mowbray, April 27th, 2015 – GB Railfreight today celebrated its relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe by naming one its Class 66 locomotives ‘Inspiration Delivered’ at Network Rail’s Rail Innovation Development Centre (RIDC, formerly known as Old Dalby).

Hitachi Rail Europe named as FirstGroup’s preferred supplier to provide fleet of new AT300 trains for the South West

Hitachi Rail Europe named as FirstGroup’s preferred supplier to provide fleet of new AT300 trains for the South West

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2015 08:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe announced today that it has been named by FirstGroup as preferred supplier, subject to contract, for the supply of 29 trains for the new First Great Western franchise, subject to approval by the Department for Transport.The 29 bi-mode AT300 trains would run primarily from London Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, replacing 40-year-old High Speed Trains on the intercity route.

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP welcomes arrival of first Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train for Intercity Express Programme

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP welcomes arrival of first Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train for Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2015 13:30 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Hitachi Transport Systems and ABP join the minister in celebrating train arrival at Port of Southampton

Hitachi Rail Europe signs contract with Abellio to provide new trains for ScotRail franchise

Hitachi Rail Europe signs contract with Abellio to provide new trains for ScotRail franchise

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2015 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe and Abellio today announced that they have signed a contract for the provision and maintenance of 70 new trains for the upcoming ScotRail franchise. The trains are financed by Caledonian Rail Leasing. 46 three-car and 24 four-car AT200 EMU trains are procured to operate along the Edinburgh-Glasgow and Stirling – Alloa –Dunblane lines and will go into service in late 2017.

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Hitachi to invest in Signalling and Rolling Stock operations of Finmeccanica, positioning for leadership in the global Rail Sector

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2015 07:26 GMT

Today Hitachi, Ltd. and Finmeccanica S.p.A. have announced that they have signed binding agreements for the sale and purchase of: the current business of AnsaldoBreda S.p.A., with the exclusion of some revamping activities and certain residual contracts, and the entire interest owned by Finmeccanica in Ansaldo STS S.p.A. (“Ansaldo STS”), equal to approximately 40% of the share capital.