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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.

Hitachi Intercity trains begin digital signalling tests

Hitachi Intercity trains begin digital signalling tests

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 10:30 GMT

Hitachi’s Intercity trains, bound for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017, have begun testing digital technology designed to create extra capacity and relieve overcrowding on the country’s rail network.

Hitachi first to signalling milestone in major boost for digital railway

Hitachi first to signalling milestone in major boost for digital railway

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 12:50 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe has achieved a major milestone on behalf of the rail industry as it bids to create extra capacity and greater reliability for passengers on the UK’s congested rail network.

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 on-board ETCS – Network Rail Contract Award

Hitachi on-board ETCS – Network Rail Contract Award

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2014 07:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today announced that it has signed a contract with Network Rail for implementation of the European Train Control System on two Class 37 locomotives. The project work includes the design, vehicle modification, ETCS installation, testing and commissioning of Hitachi’s ETCS for West Coast Railways, for operational use on the Cambrian Line ERTMS in Wales.

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.

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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.