Press Releases • Aug 06, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe today announced that it has signed a contract with Network Rail for implementation of the European Train Control System on two Class 37 locomotives. The project work includes the design, vehicle modification, ETCS installation, testing and commissioning of Hitachi’s ETCS for West Coast Railways, for operational use on the Cambrian Line ERTMS in Wales.
Press Releases • Aug 05, 2014 15:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe today welcomed the announcement by the Department for Education, approving the establishment of a University Technical College in South Durham. This will be the first UTC established in the North East and will be tasked with providing a technical and vocational STEM focused education to students interested in working in the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.
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.
Press Releases • Jul 07, 2014 10:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe today celebrated progress being made on construction of the company’s new Train Maintenance Centre in Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire, where the superstructure of the main maintenance building nears completion. This represents a significant milestone in the £80 million facility development, which started back in August 2013 and is expected to be completed by end of 2015.
Press Releases • May 29, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today celebrated the construction of the steel frame at its Hitachi Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. This represents a significant milestone in the £82 million factory development, which started in November 2013 and is expected to be completed by mid-2015.
Mechan to supply both internal and external traversers for new Hitachi Rail Europe factory in Newton Aycliffe
Press Releases • May 09, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has selected Sheffield-based Mechan to supply both the internal and external traversers for its new Newton Aycliffe factory. The factory is building the brand new high speed trains for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Press Releases • May 02, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has selected Manchester-based Lucchini UK to supply the wheelsets for the new Great Western Main Line (GWML) and East Coast Main Line (ECML) trains it is building for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Press Releases • Apr 16, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the British Department for Transport and Agility Trains (with its main shareholders Hitachi and John Laing) have reached financial close for the fleet of Class 800 series trains set to run on the East Coast Main Line as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Lordgate Engineering Ltd to supply luggage racks and stacks for new Hitachi Class 800 and 801 trains
Press Releases • Apr 11, 2014 07:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has selected UK-based Lordgate Engineering Ltd to supply the luggage racks and luggage stacks on the new Great Western Main Line (GWML) trains it is building for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Hitachi to Strengthen Leadership Team to Drive Global Business Expansion in the Rail Systems Business
Press Releases • Mar 20, 2014 07:00 GMT
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it will create the post of Global CEO to strengthen the management structure for global business expansion in the rail systems business. Specifically, Hitachi will assign a Global Chief Operating Officer, Global Chief Strategy Officer and other executives under the Global CEO to develop and advance global strategies for the rail systems business.
Press Releases • Mar 13, 2014 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced the appointment of Andy Barr as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sales and Strategy, to start with immediate effect. Based in their London head office, the role will see him charged with generating new business and supporting the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) that accords with the company’s long-term goals.
Press Releases • Feb 28, 2014 07:00 GMT
Local business Brecknell Willis will be making its first shipment of pantographs for the new Intercity Express Programme trains from Somerset today.
Hitachi Rail Europe selects Lincolnshire-based Eminox for new Class 800 series train exhaust contract
Press Releases • Dec 19, 2013 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. announced today that it has selected British based company Eminox, as its preferred partner to provide the exhaust systems for the new East Coast and Great Western Main Line Class 800 series trains.
Press Releases • Dec 09, 2013 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has chosen Dellner to provide the gangways that will connect the carriages on the new trains it is building for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
Hitachi Rail Europe Manufacturing Plant –Start of Construction Phase Ceremony with Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
Press Releases • Nov 01, 2013 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe and developer Merchant Place Developments choose Darlington office of Shepherd, to build the train factory Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd announced the appointment of the construction contractor to build their new manufacturing plant in the North East of England. Darlington-based lead contractor Shepherd has been appointed to build the plant with work set to start later this year.
Hitachi Rail Europe signs membership agreement with International Centre for Complex Project Management
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2013 08:23 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. announced that it has joined the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), an international not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the international community’s ability to successfully deliver very complex projects and manage complexity across all industry and government sectors.
GB Railfreight to provide test train operations for Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme
Press Releases • Sep 09, 2013 08:29 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe has today announced that it has signed a contract with GB Railfreight to provide train operations to facilitate the testing and commissioning of the Class 800 and Class 801 trains for the Great Western Main Line as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
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.
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
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.