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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.

Hitachi Rail Europe to provide new trains for Abellio franchise in Scotland

Hitachi Rail Europe to provide new trains for Abellio franchise in Scotland

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2014 16:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe is delighted that Transport Scotland has announced its intention to award Abellio the new ScotRail franchise. The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) will be a crucial part of the new franchise, and Abellio has confirmed that Hitachi Rail Europe is its preferred supplier of new rolling stock for the programme, subject to successful conclusion of negotiations.

Hitachi Rail hosts Supplier Award event at InnoTrans 2014

Hitachi Rail hosts Supplier Award event at InnoTrans 2014

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2014 00:01 BST

London, September 24, 2014 – Hitachi Rail today hosted an event at international transport trade fair InnoTrans in Berlin to celebrate its key suppliers to the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The event was attended by the head of the UK Department for Transport’s Rail Executive, and representatives of over 30 international suppliers to the programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for Yorkshire suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for Yorkshire suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2014 00:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it is working with over 30 UK-based suppliers to build trains for the first phase of train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for West Midlands suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for West Midlands suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 00:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it is working with over 30 UK-based suppliers to build trains for the first phase of the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for South West suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for South West suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 00:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it is working with over 30 UK-based suppliers to build trains for the first phase of train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for South East suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for South East suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 00:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it is working with over 30 UK-based suppliers to build trains for the first phase of train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for North West suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for North West suppliers in building new Class 800/801 trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 00:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it is working with over 30 UK-based suppliers to build trains for the first phase of train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.