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Hitachi Rail shows strong presence at InnoTrans 2012

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2012 08:16 BST

Hitachi Ltd. today announced that the rail business of the company will have a strong presence at the upcoming trade fair InnoTrans 2012. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany from 18th to 21st September and Hitachi Rail will have a large stand in one of the most prominent halls, Hall 4.2, Stand 106.

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Hitachi Receives Order for UK Railway Traffic Management System Prototype

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2012 08:21 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe has received an order for a prototype traffic management system from Network Rail in England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail will test and evaluate prototypes ordered from Hitachi and two other companies, and based on the outcome, it will make a decision regarding the future roll-out of traffic management across the entire rail network in Great Britain.

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Intercity Express Programme Financial Close Paves Way for Hitachi Investment in Rail Manufacturing and Assembly Plant

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2012 07:26 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the Department for Transport and Agility Trains (the bidding consortium Hitachi formed with its partner John Laing) have reached financial close for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Hitachi develops smaller, lighter rail car inverter for 1,500V DC overhead power supply using SiC

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2012 07:52 BST

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it has developed a SiC hybrid inverter for rail cars that is compatible with 1,500V DC overhead power supply. Hitachi employed silicon carbide (SiC) to reduce equipment size and weight, and cut power loss. SiC is attracting attention as a next-generation material to replace silicon (Si), expected to lead to smaller power modules and simpler cooling systems.

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Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Senior Management Team, Appoints New Fleet Manager for Class 395

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2012 07:12 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today announced a number of personnel changes within its senior management team.

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

RCA kicks off new train design project with Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2012 07:07 GMT

The Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design programme and Hitachi Rail Europe are today announcing their plans for a joint project to design a train for London, in London.

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Hitachi Rail / Amazon Park Open Day attracts 400 companies interested in getting involved in IEP trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2011 07:15 BST

More than 700 individuals representing over 400 companies are set to attend the first Open Day event for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express Programme in the north east in late May, an event organized by County Durham Development Company on behalf of the involved parties.

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

HIGH SPEED SERVICE CROWNED CHAMPION

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2010 07:23 BST

Southeastern, Hitachi Rail Europe and High Speed 1 Ltd (HS1) were last night celebrating after being recognised at the National Rail Awards for the early introduction of the UK’s first domestic high speed train service. Winning the Project of the Year award, the High Speed ‘preview’ service brought high speed to the UK six months early.

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

High Speed Train Service Officially Launched

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2009 00:01 GMT

Today saw the official launch of the UK’s first domestic high speed service. The new high speed service operates from St Pancras International to Kent and is part of a fully integrated timetable in the South East, marking the biggest change in 40 years.

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

Hitachi Hands Over Last Class 395 Train to Southeastern

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2009 08:20 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that it has handed over the 29th and final Class 395 train to Southeastern, ahead of the scheduled start of full passenger service on 13 December 2009. The trains provide the first 140 mph high-speed domestic service in the UK, running on the HS 1 line from St Pancras International to Ashford International, Dover, Folkstone, Ramsgate and Canterbury.