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Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation  open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 11:08 BST

Two British-based global rail giants are opening up a new High Speed 2 bid centre in Birmingham to develop their plans to build an iconic train for the project.

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:07 BST

Hitachi announces the opening of a new building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The £5million building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma at Hitachi’s North East factory

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma at Hitachi’s North East factory

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 12:01 BST

Passengers are a step closer to experiencing new trains as work steps up on Azuma.

Testing begins for TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet

Testing begins for TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 09:58 BST

Hitachi has begun testing TransPennine Express’ new Nova 1 fleet, with a successful run between Doncaster and Darlington.

Brand new ScotRail and Hitachi electric trains start running this week

Brand new ScotRail and Hitachi electric trains start running this week

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 14:34 BST

ScotRail customers will be able to travel on the first new Hitachi class 385 electric train from 24th July

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 09:59 BST

In a landmark day for the UK rail sector two international giants - that employ over 5,000 people in Britain - have confirmed they intend to submit a joint bid to design, build, deliver a fleet of bespoke state-of-the-art high speed trains for HS2.

Green light from regulator for new electric trains for Scotland’s Central Belt

Green light from regulator for new electric trains for Scotland’s Central Belt

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 10:27 BST

Scotland’s new electric commuter trains (Class 385s) passed an important milestone ahead of starting passenger service on the Central Belt, including the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, this summer.

Azuma arrives at Newcastle museum ahead of Great Exhibition of the North

Azuma arrives at Newcastle museum ahead of Great Exhibition of the North

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:43 BST

The front carriage of a new Azuma train has arrived at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June – 9 September).

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.

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 15:43 GMT

Today (Friday 10th November) the rail industry and politicians are gathering in Kent to celebrate ten years since Hitachi opened its high speed train depot. The event includes a speech by Damian Green MP for Ashford and the presentation of the statue crafted by local artist, Joel Tarr.

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:37 GMT

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