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.
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 • 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.
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 • 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.
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 • Apr 22, 2009 07:31 BST
Hitachi Europe Rail Group today confirmed that it will not progress in bidding for the provision of new trains for the Thameslink service. By doing so, the company is able to continue its focus on current and future commitments.
Press Releases • Mar 23, 2009 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Europe Rail Group today handed back the first Southeastern Class 465 unit with Hitachi traction technology. This prototype unit will start revenue service today. Hitachi was contracted to replace the traction equipment on the 465/0 and 465/1 Networker units. The project is on schedule. Starting in April 2009, the modification of the full fleet will commence at Ashford until April 2010.
Press Releases • Mar 11, 2009 07:10 GMT
Agility Trains announced that its principal suppliers, Hitachi Europe Rail Group and John Laing, will hold a series of supplier events to meet potential UK and European supply partners. These events are designed to start a conversation about cooperating on this exciting project. Initially, Hitachi Europe Rail Group is looking to identify high-quality suppliers for Rolling Stock Equipment.
Press Releases • Oct 01, 2008 07:15 BST
Hitachi Rail Group (Hitachi) today celebrates the first anniversary of its state-of-the-art Ashford Train Maintenance Depot, which was opened 12 months ago by Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Transport. Over the past year the depot has attracted over 3,500 visitors from the UK, Europe and Japan’s rail industry and has created 47 jobs for local employees.