Press Releases • Nov 20, 2017 15:00 GMT
The first of a seventy strong fleet of fully fitted electric trains is set to arrive in Scotland later this week as passenger service moves another step closer.
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2017 17:00 BST
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 • 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