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Karen Boswell, HRE Managing Director, receives OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List - Recognition for contribution and services to rail industry

Karen Boswell, HRE Managing Director, receives OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List - Recognition for contribution and services to rail industry

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2016 08:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is delighted to announce that Karen Boswell, Managing Director, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s June Birthday Honours List.

Royal College of Art and Hitachi Rail Europe collaborate on design project for deep tube and high-speed trains

Royal College of Art and Hitachi Rail Europe collaborate on design project for deep tube and high-speed trains

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 12:30 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe and the Royal College of Art (RCA) this week announced the winners of their latest vehicle design competition, in which students were asked to create new concepts for London’s deep tube and high-speed rail travel.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and UK Prime Minister David Cameron visit Hitachi Train Maintenance Centre

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and UK Prime Minister David Cameron visit Hitachi Train Maintenance Centre

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2016 18:11 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) was proud to host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister David Cameron at its recently refurbished North Pole train maintenance centre in West London.

​TransPennine Express and Angel Trains orders 95 Inter City rail carriages from UK manufacturer Hitachi

​TransPennine Express and Angel Trains orders 95 Inter City rail carriages from UK manufacturer Hitachi

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2016 14:33 BST

Thursday 31st March- The new TransPennine Express (TPE) franchise, operated by FirstGroup, is a step closer to delivering improvements in capacity, reliability and comfort having been given the go-ahead by government to complete a new rolling stock contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to supply 95 brand new, state of the art train carriages.

Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 10:03 GMT

Livery and name for Virgin’s new fleet of East Coast trains unveiled for first time Azumas will revolutionise East Coast travel from 2018 Customers will experience faster journeys, quicker acceleration and better comfort

Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 17:10 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) celebrated International Women’s Day by holding a ‘Ladies Day’ recruitment event at their rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday, 8th March. The facility was opened by the Prime Minister in September last year.

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 14:30 GMT

• First glimpse inside Scotland’s new train - arriving autumn 2017 • Full size model of train interior opens for public viewing • Eight-carriage trains between Edinburgh – Glasgow by December 2018

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 12:00 GMT

​Naples/Tokyo, 9 November, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.(HRI) today announced that it had won an order worth 190 million euro from Trenitalia to supply new Vivalto regional trains, for Trenitalia’s commuter service.

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Hitachi to Commence the Steps to Launch Mandatory Tender Offer

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2015 16:30 GMT

Rome, Italy, 2 November, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. informs that its (indirectly) wholly owned subsidiary, Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l., today acquired 80,131,081 shares of Ansaldo STS S.p.A. owned by Finmeccanica S.p.A. pursuant to the share purchase agreement entered into on February 24, 2015 with Finmeccanica S.p.A. and been entirely satisfied.

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).