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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