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Northern engineering firms Hitachi and Spencer Group team up for Tyne and Wear Metro bid

Northern engineering firms Hitachi and Spencer Group team up for Tyne and Wear Metro bid

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 10:03 GMT

Two northern engineering powerhouses have formed a partnership to bid for a £500 million contract to build new trains and a depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Global High Speed Rail Learning Programme - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail to work with the National College for High Speed Rail
Building the high speed train of tomorrow - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail showcase their design innovations

Building the high speed train of tomorrow - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail showcase their design innovations

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 15:09 GMT

Increasing the enjoyment of modern train travel and reaching new standards in passenger experience and reliability are key ambitions for Bombardier and Hitachi Rail’s HS2 Rolling Stock bid

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 10:18 BST

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

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.