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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.

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 07:07 GMT

The Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design programme and Hitachi Rail Europe are today announcing their plans for a joint project to design a train for London, in London.

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Hitachi Rail / Amazon Park Open Day attracts 400 companies interested in getting involved in IEP trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2011 07:15 BST

More than 700 individuals representing over 400 companies are set to attend the first Open Day event for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express Programme in the north east in late May, an event organized by County Durham Development Company on behalf of the involved parties.

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2010 07:23 BST

Southeastern, Hitachi Rail Europe and High Speed 1 Ltd (HS1) were last night celebrating after being recognised at the National Rail Awards for the early introduction of the UK’s first domestic high speed train service. Winning the Project of the Year award, the High Speed ‘preview’ service brought high speed to the UK six months early.

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2009 00:01 GMT

Today saw the official launch of the UK’s first domestic high speed service. The new high speed service operates from St Pancras International to Kent and is part of a fully integrated timetable in the South East, marking the biggest change in 40 years.

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2009 08:20 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has handed over the 29th and final Class 395 train to Southeastern, ahead of the scheduled start of full passenger service on 13 December 2009. The trains provide the first 140 mph high-speed domestic service in the UK, running on the HS 1 line from St Pancras International to Ashford International, Dover, Folkstone, Ramsgate and Canterbury.

Hitachi Traction Packages Fitted to Class 465 Achieve 1 Million Fault-Free Miles in Service

Hitachi Traction Packages Fitted to Class 465 Achieve 1 Million Fault-Free Miles in Service

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2009 07:14 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that the Hitachi traction technology fitted to Class 465 trains has achieved 1 million fault free miles in service. The IGBT based traction equipment has been developed from technology used on Metro trains in Japan and China and has been designed to mirror the space envelope and weight characteristics of the original, obsolete system.

Hitachi’s Ashford Depot Two Successful Years On

Hitachi’s Ashford Depot Two Successful Years On

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2009 07:01 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe tomorrow celebrates the second anniversary of the £60 million state-of-the-art Ashford Train Maintenance Centre. The train maintenance centre has now taken delivery of all Class 395 trains destined for Southeastern’s high-speed rail service. The final train arrived in the UK on 17 August 2009, bringing the number of units housed in the depot to 29.

Final Class 395 Train Arrives in Southampton, Begins Last Leg of Journey to Depot in Ashford

Final Class 395 Train Arrives in Southampton, Begins Last Leg of Journey to Depot in Ashford

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2009 11:00 BST

The 29th and final Hitachi train ordered for Southeastern High Speed Services will be unloaded at the Port of Southampton today. The train will arrive in Southampton on board Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' 67,140 GRT RoRo ship, MV Tamesis and will be transferred by DB Schenker to Hitachi’s state of the art maintenance facility in Ashford for commissioning.

Hitachi Class 395 Train Makes UK’S First Domestic High Speed Passenger Voyage

Hitachi Class 395 Train Makes UK’S First Domestic High Speed Passenger Voyage

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2009 11:00 BST

Hitachi today celebrates the first high speed passenger journey of its Class 395 train between Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and St Pancras International. At the invitation of Southeastern, members of the media and key stakeholders were welcomed on board the Hitachi-built trains today to experience the new trains first hand.