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New trains closer as next phase of testing starts

New trains closer as next phase of testing starts

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 14:12 BST

Passengers in Scotland are a step closer to the arrival of new ScotRail Alliance trains, after the next phase of testing began in Germany.

New intercity train carries out first Edinburgh test journey

New intercity train carries out first Edinburgh test journey

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:39 BST

A new intercity train bound for passengers next year reached a major test milestone today as it reached Edinburgh station for the first time.

Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 10:23 BST

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.

New Intercity Express Trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing

New Intercity Express Trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 09:33 BST

Passengers in the South West are a step closer to experiencing new trains as Hitachi begins testing the Class 802 fleet.

First new intercity train for Devon and Cornwall arrives in the UK

First new intercity train for Devon and Cornwall arrives in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 17, 2017 13:44 BST

The first Intercity Express Train bound for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route has now arrived in the UK

HM The Queen names new Hitachi Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II”

HM The Queen names new Hitachi Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II”

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 15:04 BST

Her Majesty The Queen has marked the 175th anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch, recreating the original journey made by Queen Victoria, before naming a new Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II” at Paddington Station today.

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.

New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service

New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 00:05 GMT

Passengers travelling towards Devon and Cornwall are one step closer to experiencing new trains as Hitachi Rail’s Italian factory receives bodyshells to start work. Hitachi’s UK manufacturing facility has already built its first train for Great Western Railway (GWR), which is due into passenger service later this year.

Hitachi donates cab of new generation high speed train to National Railway Museum

Hitachi donates cab of new generation high speed train to National Railway Museum

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 10:14 GMT

Set to inspire the next generation of rail workers, enthusiasts and the public on the latest innovations in high speed rail, Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) has donated a driver’s cab of the new intercity train to the National Railway Museum (NRM).

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

Hitachi Intercity trains begin digital signalling tests

Hitachi Intercity trains begin digital signalling tests

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 10:30 GMT

Hitachi’s Intercity trains, bound for passenger service on the Great Western route from 2017, have begun testing digital technology designed to create extra capacity and relieve overcrowding on the country’s rail network.

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.

Great Western Railway increases Hitachi Intercity fleet size with new multi-million pound order

Great Western Railway increases Hitachi Intercity fleet size with new multi-million pound order

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 09:30 BST

Great Western Railway (GWR) has confirmed it will order an additional seven bi-mode Intercity Express Trains as part of a new multi-million pound deal with Hitachi Rail Europe and its finance partner Eversholt Rail Group.

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.

Royal College of Art and Hitachi Rail Europe collaborate on design project for deep tube and high-speed trains

Royal College of Art and Hitachi Rail Europe collaborate on design project for deep tube and high-speed trains

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 12:30 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe and the Royal College of Art (RCA) this week announced the winners of their latest vehicle design competition, in which students were asked to create new concepts for London’s deep tube and high-speed rail travel.

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.

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 14:30 GMT

• First glimpse inside Scotland’s new train - arriving autumn 2017 • Full size model of train interior opens for public viewing • Eight-carriage trains between Edinburgh – Glasgow by December 2018

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 12:00 GMT

​Naples/Tokyo, 9 November, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.(HRI) today announced that it had won an order worth 190 million euro from Trenitalia to supply new Vivalto regional trains, for Trenitalia’s commuter service.

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

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.

 New High Speed Trains Confirmed For The South West

New High Speed Trains Confirmed For The South West

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 11:00 BST

London; 30 July, 2015 – UK rail customers are set to enjoy faster and more comfortable journeys between London and Cornwall from 2018 following Government approval for a deal between Hitachi Rail Europe and FirstGroup.