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Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.

Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe today celebrates the first Intercity Express (IEP) train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Hitachi will be joined by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, Minister for Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy, and Ambassador of Japan in the UK, Koji Tsuruoka

Hull Trains to expand fleet with £60 million deal

Hull Trains to expand fleet with £60 million deal

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:05 GMT

Passengers on the East Coast Main Line are to benefit from the arrival of five brand new Inter City trains, following completion today of a £60 million deal between FirstGroup and Hitachi Rail Europe, financed by Angel Trains.

GWR unveils new Hitachi train in celebration of 175 years of first passenger service between Bristol and London

GWR unveils new Hitachi train in celebration of 175 years of first passenger service between Bristol and London

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2016 12:05 BST

Great Western Railway (GWR) will on Thursday 30 June unveil the first of a fleet of new Hitachi built trains as part of a special journey celebrating 175 years to the day since the very first train ran on the line between Bristol and London.

Hitachi Rail Europe HR team success

Hitachi Rail Europe HR team success

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2016 11:31 BST

London UK, Monday 20 June 2016; The HR team at Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) in Newton Aycliffe is celebrating after being crowned the HR&D team of the year at the North East of England CIPD awards.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and UK Prime Minister David Cameron visit Hitachi Train Maintenance Centre

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and UK Prime Minister David Cameron visit Hitachi Train Maintenance Centre

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2016 18:11 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) was proud to host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister David Cameron at its recently refurbished North Pole train maintenance centre in West London.

Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 17:10 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) celebrated International Women’s Day by holding a ‘Ladies Day’ recruitment event at their rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday, 8th March. The facility was opened by the Prime Minister in September last year.

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2015 13:10 BST

​Newton Aycliffe, County Durham; 3rd September, 2015 - Hitachi Rail today celebrated the return of rail manufacturing to its British home in the North East, joining with key delivery partners at the official opening of a £82 million Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi Rail Europe works with local partners to hold successful recruitment fairs attended by almost 2,000 visitors

Hitachi Rail Europe works with local partners to hold successful recruitment fairs attended by almost 2,000 visitors

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2015 12:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe held two successful recruitment open days on February 5 and 7 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe to highlight the variety of roles that will be available at its Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility, due to open this autumn.

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.

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Hitachi Rail Europe Celebrates Government Commitment to South Durham University Technical College

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.

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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).

Hitachi Rail Europe Manufacturing Plant –Start of Construction Phase Ceremony with Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

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 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.

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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.