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Hull Trains to expand fleet with £60 million deal

Hull Trains to expand fleet with £60 million deal

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:05 GMT

Passengers on the East Coast Main Line are to benefit from the arrival of five brand new Inter City trains, following completion today of a £60 million deal between FirstGroup and Hitachi Rail Europe, financed by Angel Trains.

Great Western Railway increases Hitachi Intercity fleet size with new multi-million pound order

Great Western Railway increases Hitachi Intercity fleet size with new multi-million pound order

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 09:30 BST

Great Western Railway (GWR) has confirmed it will order an additional seven bi-mode Intercity Express Trains as part of a new multi-million pound deal with Hitachi Rail Europe and its finance partner Eversholt Rail Group.

GWR unveils new Hitachi train in celebration of 175 years of first passenger service between Bristol and London

GWR unveils new Hitachi train in celebration of 175 years of first passenger service between Bristol and London

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2016 12:05 BST

Great Western Railway (GWR) will on Thursday 30 June unveil the first of a fleet of new Hitachi built trains as part of a special journey celebrating 175 years to the day since the very first train ran on the line between Bristol and London.

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.

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.

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.

 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 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.

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).

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.

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.

Hitachi Rail Europe celebrates topping out at new Stoke Gifford Train Maintenance Centre

Hitachi Rail Europe celebrates topping out at new Stoke Gifford Train Maintenance Centre

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2015 12:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today celebrated the completion of the external building envelope at its Stoke Gifford Train Maintenance Centre currently under construction in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol. The brand-new facility will support and maintain the Class 800/801 trains the company is delivering through Agility Trains for the DfT Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

Hitachi Wins an Additional Order for 16 Tilting Rail Cars for Limited Express Service from the Taiwan Railway Administration of Taiwan

Hitachi Wins an Additional Order for 16 Tilting Rail Cars for Limited Express Service from the Taiwan Railway Administration of Taiwan

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2015 12:00 GMT

​Tokyo, Japan, January 9, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it has won an additional order for 16 TEMU1000 tilting rail cars (two train sets) for a limited express service from the Taiwan Railway Administration (“TRA”) of Taiwan. The rail cars are to be delivered within the 2015/16 financial year, and scheduled to enter service from June 2016 onwards.

Hitachi Begins Shipment of Trains from Kasado Works for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Hitachi Begins Shipment of Trains from Kasado Works for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2015 11:00 GMT

Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that it has begun shipment of the first completed pre-series Class 800 train unveiled in November 2014. The train has been produced for the UK Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), and following its recent completion is now being shipped from Kasado Works in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Hitachi Unveils Train for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Hitachi Unveils Train for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2014 00:05 GMT

Hitachi announced today that it has unveiled the first train being manufactured for the UK Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The order for these new trains was received back in July 2012 and the first pre-series models are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. They will then be shipped to the UK for test operations in the first half of 2015.

Hitachi Rail Europe Celebrates Topping Out of its Train Factory, Announces Establishment of UK Design Office in Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi Rail Europe Celebrates Topping Out of its Train Factory, Announces Establishment of UK Design Office in Newton Aycliffe

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2014 14:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe celebrated the completion of the building envelope of its Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe. During the event, Keith Jordan announced that Hitachi had also established its UK Design Office in the new facility. The Design Office will initially comprise of 12 staff, with four Design Engineers already on board and more roles advertised on the Hitachi website.