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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.

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

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

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

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for East of England 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 suppliers to build trains for the first phase of the train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.

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

Hitachi Rail Europe shows its firm support for East 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 suppliers to build trains for the first phase of train delivery for the Government’s Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel

Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2014 16:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today revealed its newly designed AT200 commuter train to an audience of 200 rail industry representatives. A life-size replica of the new train design was on show in London, giving attendees a first glimpse of the future of commuting.

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New UK Hitachi Trains

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New UK Hitachi Trains

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2013 08:49 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that it has signed a contract with Knorr-Bremse which will see Knorr-Bremse supplying the braking system for the new Hitachi Class 800 series trains. The signing took place at the Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK (KBRS) facility at Melksham in Wiltshire at a ceremony which was attended by senior representatives of Hitachi Rail Europe and the entire workforce of KBRS.

North East Manufacturer Secures Multi-million Pound Contract with Hitachi Rail Europe

North East Manufacturer Secures Multi-million Pound Contract with Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2013 08:37 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. announced that it has signed a preferred contractor agreement with specialist glass manufacturer Romag, based in County Durham, to supply glass for the Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Class 800 series train selected by DfT to provide more seats and greater comfort for passengers as part of capacity improvements on East Coast Main Line

Hitachi Class 800 series train selected by DfT to provide more seats and greater comfort for passengers as part of capacity improvements on East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2013 08:54 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin to replace the current train fleet on the East Coast Main Line with Hitachi Class 800 series trains in a £1.2bn deal.

Interfleet Appointed as Notified Body for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Fleet of Class 800 Series Trains for the Intercity Express Programme

Interfleet Appointed as Notified Body for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Fleet of Class 800 Series Trains for the Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe and Interfleet Certification, part of international rail consultancy Interfleet Technology, today announced that Interfleet Certification has been appointed as the Notified Body (NoBo) and Designated Body (DeBo) for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), which will see Hitachi provide new trains for both the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line.

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that it has signed the contract with Merchant Place Developments for the construction and fit-out of a rolling stock manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, UK. Merchant Place Developments therefore have now gone from preferred bidder status to full contract award.

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today selected Nomad Digital to provide an On Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Class 800/801 fleet for the IEP. The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between train and trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation, daily timetable information.

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2012 07:26 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the Department for Transport and Agility Trains (the bidding consortium Hitachi formed with its partner John Laing) have reached financial close for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2012 07:52 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it has developed a SiC hybrid inverter for rail cars that is compatible with 1,500V DC overhead power supply. Hitachi employed silicon carbide (SiC) to reduce equipment size and weight, and cut power loss. SiC is attracting attention as a next-generation material to replace silicon (Si), expected to lead to smaller power modules and simpler cooling systems.