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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.

Hitachi Announces the Acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd

Hitachi Announces the Acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2012 09:00 GMT

Hitachi Europe Ltd. ("Hitachi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.(TSE: 6501), today announced the acquisition of The Railway Engineering Company Ltd (TRE) from James Fisher and Sons plc.

Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Leadership Team

Hitachi Rail Europe Strengthens Leadership Team

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2012 09:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. today announced significant changes to its senior management team. The reshuffle strengthens the leadership of the company, which is currently growing in order to meet the challenges of the Intercity Express Programme and other recent contract wins.

Hitachi Europe launches European Rail Research Centre

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2012 08:05 BST

Hitachi Europe a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the launched of its European Rail Research Centre (ERRC) to support the global growth of Social Innovation Business. The ERRC will be located within the Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. office in central London and will be part of Hitachi Europe’s Transportation Energy & Environment Research Laboratory, European Research Division.

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.

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.