Press Releases • Apr 10, 2017 01:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), the company building and maintaining new intercity trains, is on schedule to employ 250 people at their newly built Doncaster depot.
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.
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2015 10:00 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is today celebrating winning the RailStaff Award 2015 for Depot Team of the Year.
Hitachi celebrates two successes at the National Rail Awards 2015 - Karen Boswell MD of Hitachi Rail Europe Wins Outstanding Personal Contribution in Rail
Press Releases • Sep 18, 2015 15:30 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is delighted in the success of Managing Director, Karen Boswell in winning the 2015 National Rail Award for Senior Outstanding Personal Contribution. At the same ceremony Hitachi Rail Europe Ashford Train Maintenance Centre was highly commended in the Maintenance Team of the Year category.
Press Releases • Aug 14, 2015 12:28 BST
Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, home of the iconic Class 395 fleet, has won a prestigious environmental award from Japan-based Hitachi Limited.
Press Releases • Jun 18, 2015 12:00 BST
Ashford, Kent; 17th June, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Europe today hosted students from Bethnal Green Academy at the Ashford Train Maintenance Centre in Kent, to see at first-hand the work the company is doing to maintain the iconic Class 395 ‘Javelin’ trains serving High Speed 1 (HS1) and Kent.
Press Releases • Jan 23, 2015 12:00 GMT
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today celebrated the completion of the external building envelope at its Stoke Gifford Train Maintenance Centre currently under construction in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol. The brand-new facility will support and maintain the Class 800/801 trains the company is delivering through Agility Trains for the DfT Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
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 • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases • Mar 23, 2009 07:00 GMT
Hitachi Europe Rail Group today handed back the first Southeastern Class 465 unit with Hitachi traction technology. This prototype unit will start revenue service today. Hitachi was contracted to replace the traction equipment on the 465/0 and 465/1 Networker units. The project is on schedule. Starting in April 2009, the modification of the full fleet will commence at Ashford until April 2010.
Press Releases • Oct 01, 2008 07:15 BST
Hitachi Rail Group (Hitachi) today celebrates the first anniversary of its state-of-the-art Ashford Train Maintenance Depot, which was opened 12 months ago by Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Transport. Over the past year the depot has attracted over 3,500 visitors from the UK, Europe and Japan’s rail industry and has created 47 jobs for local employees.