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.
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.
Press Releases • Jun 10, 2013 08:59 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe announced that its Onboard ETCS (European Train Control System) successfully connected to the Network Rail Cambrian Line signalling system, and achieved ETCS Level 2 operation. This is part of Hitachi’s ‘Verification-Train 3’ project to trial ETCS equipment in the UK. The Class 97301 locomotive was successfully retro-fitted with the Hitachi system proving interoperability.
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.
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.
Press Releases • Dec 13, 2012 09:00 GMT
Hitachi Europe Ltd. ("Hitachi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.(TSE: 6501), today announced the acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd (TRE) from James Fisher and Sons plc.
Press Releases • Oct 24, 2012 09:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. today announced significant changes to its senior management team. The reshuffle strengthens the leadership of the company, which is currently growing in order to meet the challenges of the Intercity Express Programme and other recent contract wins.
Press Releases • Oct 10, 2012 08:05 BST
Hitachi Europe a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the launched of its European Rail Research Centre (ERRC) to support the global growth of Social Innovation Business. The ERRC will be located within the Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. office in central London and will be part of Hitachi Europe’s Transportation Energy & Environment Research Laboratory, European Research Division.
Press Releases • Sep 19, 2012 08:16 BST
Hitachi Ltd. today announced that the rail business of the company will have a strong presence at the upcoming trade fair InnoTrans 2012. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany from 18th to 21st September and Hitachi Rail will have a large stand in one of the most prominent halls, Hall 4.2, Stand 106.
Press Releases • Aug 29, 2012 08:21 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe has received an order for a prototype traffic management system from Network Rail in England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail will test and evaluate prototypes ordered from Hitachi and two other companies, and based on the outcome, it will make a decision regarding the future roll-out of traffic management across the entire rail network in Great Britain.
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).
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.