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Hitachi Rail Europe Manufacturing Plant –Start of Construction Phase Ceremony with Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

Hitachi Rail Europe Manufacturing Plant –Start of Construction Phase Ceremony with Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2013 07:00 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe and developer Merchant Place Developments choose Darlington office of Shepherd, to build the train factory Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd announced the appointment of the construction contractor to build their new manufacturing plant in the North East of England. Darlington-based lead contractor Shepherd has been appointed to build the plant with work set to start later this year.

Hitachi Rail Europe signs membership agreement with International Centre for Complex Project Management

Hitachi Rail Europe signs membership agreement with International Centre for Complex Project Management

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2013 08:23 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. announced that it has joined the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), an international not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the international community’s ability to successfully deliver very complex projects and manage complexity across all industry and government sectors.

GB Railfreight to provide test train operations for Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme

GB Railfreight to provide test train operations for Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2013 08:29 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe has today announced that it has signed a contract with GB Railfreight to provide train operations to facilitate the testing and commissioning of the Class 800 and Class 801 trains for the Great Western Main Line as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New UK Hitachi Trains

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New UK Hitachi Trains

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2013 08:49 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that it has signed a contract with Knorr-Bremse which will see Knorr-Bremse supplying the braking system for the new Hitachi Class 800 series trains. The signing took place at the Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK (KBRS) facility at Melksham in Wiltshire at a ceremony which was attended by senior representatives of Hitachi Rail Europe and the entire workforce of KBRS.

North East Manufacturer Secures Multi-million Pound Contract with Hitachi Rail Europe

North East Manufacturer Secures Multi-million Pound Contract with Hitachi Rail Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2013 08:37 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. announced that it has signed a preferred contractor agreement with specialist glass manufacturer Romag, based in County Durham, to supply glass for the Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Class 800 series train selected by DfT to provide more seats and greater comfort for passengers as part of capacity improvements on East Coast Main Line

Hitachi Class 800 series train selected by DfT to provide more seats and greater comfort for passengers as part of capacity improvements on East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2013 08:54 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin to replace the current train fleet on the East Coast Main Line with Hitachi Class 800 series trains in a £1.2bn deal.

Interfleet Appointed as Notified Body for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Fleet of Class 800 Series Trains for the Intercity Express Programme

Interfleet Appointed as Notified Body for Hitachi Rail Europe’s Fleet of Class 800 Series Trains for the Intercity Express Programme

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe and Interfleet Certification, part of international rail consultancy Interfleet Technology, today announced that Interfleet Certification has been appointed as the Notified Body (NoBo) and Designated Body (DeBo) for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), which will see Hitachi provide new trains for both the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line.

Hitachi onboard ETCS technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system

Hitachi onboard ETCS technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 08:59 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that its Onboard ETCS (European Train Control System) successfully connected to the Network Rail Cambrian Line signalling system, and achieved ETCS Level 2 operation. This is part of Hitachi’s ‘Verification-Train 3’ project to trial ETCS equipment in the UK. The Class 97301 locomotive was successfully retro-fitted with the Hitachi system proving interoperability.

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Hitachi Rail Europe Signs Contract with Merchant Place Developments for Construction of New UK Train Factory

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe announced that it has signed the contract with Merchant Place Developments for the construction and fit-out of a rolling stock manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, UK. Merchant Place Developments therefore have now gone from preferred bidder status to full contract award.

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Hitachi Rail Europe selects Nomad Digital for On Board Server solution for IEP

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2013 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe today selected Nomad Digital to provide an On Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Class 800/801 fleet for the IEP. The OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between train and trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation, daily timetable information.