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Hitachi onboard ETCS technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system

Hitachi onboard ETCS technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 08:59 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that its Onboard ETCS (European Train Control System) successfully connected to the Network Rail Cambrian Line signalling system, and achieved ETCS Level 2 operation. This is part of Hitachi’s ‘Verification-Train 3’ project to trial ETCS equipment in the UK. The Class 97301 locomotive was successfully retro-fitted with the Hitachi system proving interoperability.

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that it has signed the contract with Merchant Place Developments for the construction and fit-out of a rolling stock manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, UK. Merchant Place Developments therefore have now gone from preferred bidder status to full contract award.

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today selected Nomad Digital to provide an On Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Class 800/801 fleet for the IEP. The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between train and trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation, daily timetable information.

Hitachi Announces the Acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd

Hitachi Announces the Acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2012 09:00 GMT

Hitachi Europe Ltd. ("Hitachi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.(TSE: 6501), today announced the acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd (TRE) from James Fisher and Sons plc.

Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Leadership Team

Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Leadership Team

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2012 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. today announced significant changes to its senior management team. The reshuffle strengthens the leadership of the company, which is currently growing in order to meet the challenges of the Intercity Express Programme and other recent contract wins.

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Hitachi Europe launches European Rail Research Centre

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2012 08:05 BST

Hitachi Europe a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the launched of its European Rail Research Centre (ERRC) to support the global growth of Social Innovation Business. The ERRC will be located within the Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. office in central London and will be part of Hitachi Europe’s Transportation Energy & Environment Research Laboratory, European Research Division.

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Hitachi Rail shows strong presence at InnoTrans 2012

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2012 08:16 BST

Hitachi Ltd. today announced that the rail business of the company will have a strong presence at the upcoming trade fair InnoTrans 2012. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany from 18th to 21st September and Hitachi Rail will have a large stand in one of the most prominent halls, Hall 4.2, Stand 106.

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Hitachi Receives Order for UK Railway Traffic Management System Prototype

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2012 08:21 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe has received an order for a prototype traffic management system from Network Rail in England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail will test and evaluate prototypes ordered from Hitachi and two other companies, and based on the outcome, it will make a decision regarding the future roll-out of traffic management across the entire rail network in Great Britain.

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2012 07:26 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the Department for Transport and Agility Trains (the bidding consortium Hitachi formed with its partner John Laing) have reached financial close for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2012 07:52 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it has developed a SiC hybrid inverter for rail cars that is compatible with 1,500V DC overhead power supply. Hitachi employed silicon carbide (SiC) to reduce equipment size and weight, and cut power loss. SiC is attracting attention as a next-generation material to replace silicon (Si), expected to lead to smaller power modules and simpler cooling systems.

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Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Senior Management Team, Appoints New Fleet Manager for Class 395

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2012 07:12 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today announced a number of personnel changes within its senior management team.

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 07:07 GMT

The Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design programme and Hitachi Rail Europe are today announcing their plans for a joint project to design a train for London, in London.

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Hitachi Rail / Amazon Park Open Day attracts 400 companies interested in getting involved in IEP trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2011 07:15 BST

More than 700 individuals representing over 400 companies are set to attend the first Open Day event for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express Programme in the north east in late May, an event organized by County Durham Development Company on behalf of the involved parties.

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

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.

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

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.

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

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.

Hitachi Traction Packages Fitted to Class 465 Achieve 1 Million Fault-Free Miles in Service

Hitachi Traction Packages Fitted to Class 465 Achieve 1 Million Fault-Free Miles in Service

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2009 07:14 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that the Hitachi traction technology fitted to Class 465 trains has achieved 1 million fault free miles in service. The IGBT based traction equipment has been developed from technology used on Metro trains in Japan and China and has been designed to mirror the space envelope and weight characteristics of the original, obsolete system.

Hitachi’s Ashford Depot Two Successful Years On

Hitachi’s Ashford Depot Two Successful Years On

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.

Final Class 395 Train Arrives in Southampton, Begins Last Leg of Journey to Depot in Ashford

Final Class 395 Train Arrives in Southampton, Begins Last Leg of Journey to Depot in Ashford

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2009 11:00 BST

The 29th and final Hitachi train ordered for Southeastern High Speed Services will be unloaded at the Port of Southampton today. The train will arrive in Southampton on board Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' 67,140 GRT RoRo ship, MV Tamesis and will be transferred by DB Schenker to Hitachi’s state of the art maintenance facility in Ashford for commissioning.

Hitachi Class 395 Train Makes UK’S First Domestic High Speed Passenger Voyage

Hitachi Class 395 Train Makes UK’S First Domestic High Speed Passenger Voyage

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.