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First of TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet arrives in the UK

First of TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet arrives in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:42 BST

The first of TransPennine Express’s new Nova 1 trains completed its two month journey from Japan today, arriving at the Port of Southampton today, Monday 11th June 2018.

First of Nova 1, bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to transform journeys in the North and Scotland
New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 18:05 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) today after completing a two-month journey from Japan*.

New Intercity Express trains arrives in Inverness
New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey

New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:52 GMT

New Intercity Express Trains manufactured in Italy for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route (via Reading and Wiltshire) are to begin a rare journey across Europe

Work  begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

Work begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 11:18 GMT

TransPennine Express customers are a step closer to experiencing brand new, high quality trains as Hitachi begins work an intercity fleet to start service in 2019.

Virgin Azuma train debuts in Highlands

Virgin Azuma train debuts in Highlands

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 10:25 GMT

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train made its inaugural visit to the Highlands this weekend as preparations to transform cross-border rail services gather pace.

Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

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.

First new trains in a generation launched by GWR
First UK-built train for Scotland completed by Hitachi  in the North East
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