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Green signal for High Speed 2, as project given go-ahead

Green signal for High Speed 2, as project given go-ahead

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 14:43 GMT

Britain's two biggest train manufacturers have welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement that HS2 will proceed,

Network Rail awards Wales & Western signalling framework contract to Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke

Network Rail awards Wales & Western signalling framework contract to Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 11:34 GMT

Billions of pounds will be invested through Network Rail in railway signalling over the next five years to improve the reliability of systems on Britain’s railways. Over Control Period 6 (2019-2024) an estimated £2.4bn will be invested - with a joint venture between Hitachi Rail STS UK Ltd and Linbrooke Services Ltd winning the Wales & Western framework.

Hitachi to make Newton Aycliffe train factory more flexible, agile and globally competitive
First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new intercity trains for Avanti West Coast

First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new intercity trains for Avanti West Coast

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2019 07:32 GMT

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday 8th December 2019, has today awarded a contract worth more than £350m to Hitachi Rail to provide and maintain 23 new intercity trains (135 carriages), to be built at its County Durham factory.

First Hitachi-built Paragon train arrives in Hull

First Hitachi-built Paragon train arrives in Hull

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 19:58 GMT

​Today (25, November) Hull Trains celebrated the arrival of its first brand-new Hitachi Rail Paragon trains.

TransPennine Express launches Hitachi Rail built Nova 1 intercity trains

TransPennine Express launches Hitachi Rail built Nova 1 intercity trains

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2019 09:00 GMT

Nova 1 was delivered on time, with passengers already benefitting from a proven and reliable train

Travel across Mississauga and Brampton to be transformed by  C$4.6 billion Hurontario light rail line

Travel across Mississauga and Brampton to be transformed by C$4.6 billion Hurontario light rail line

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2019 20:51 BST

Hitachi Rail STS, as a member of the Mobilinx consortium, signed a C$4.6 billion contract with Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx for the Hurontario LRT

Train station of the future unveiled which could use robots and digital technology

Train station of the future unveiled which could use robots and digital technology

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2019 09:42 BST

Hitachi has unveiled how train stations of the future could transform passenger experiences by using robots and the latest digital technology.

Hitachi Rail UK MD and Group CAO Karen Boswell to stand down

Hitachi Rail UK MD and Group CAO Karen Boswell to stand down

Press releases   •   Sep 02, 2019 12:49 BST

MD led rapid UK growth and delivery of key projects

Smart ticket overhaul could signal end of the line for station barriers

Smart ticket overhaul could signal end of the line for station barriers

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2019 09:27 BST

Ticket barriers could be removed with new technology being developed and trialled by Hitachi Rail.

Abellio invests £400 million in new Hitachi trains for East Midlands Railway

Abellio invests £400 million in new Hitachi trains for East Midlands Railway

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 13:01 BST

Abellio UK, recently awarded the new eight-year East Midlands Railway (EMR) franchise by the Department for Transport, has today confirmed that it has now awarded a £400 million contract to Hitachi Rail to build a pioneering new fleet of intercity trains.

HS2: Hitachi and Bombardier bid to build trains

HS2: Hitachi and Bombardier bid to build trains

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 10:00 BST

Two UK-based rail giants are submitting a ‘Great British’ train proposal to High Speed Two (HS2) that would be the most advanced, customer-oriented train ever to run in the UK.

Hitachi and Bombardier will supply 14 very high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 trains to Italy

Hitachi and Bombardier will supply 14 very high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 trains to Italy

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 09:33 BST

Hitachi Rail SpA and Bombardier Transportation, in a partnership expected to involve company participation of 60% and 40% respectively, will supply 14 Frecciarossa 1000 (also known as ETR 1000) very high-speed trains to Trenitalia (Italian Railways), as well as a ten years maintenance service agreement for the new trains.

LNER Azuma trains launch on iconic east coast route

LNER Azuma trains launch on iconic east coast route

Press releases   •   May 17, 2019 14:27 BST

​London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has confirmed the company’s first world-class Azuma train will enter passenger service on the iconic East Coast route tomorrow, Wednesday 15 May 2019, from London King’s Cross to Leeds, West Yorkshire.

FirstGroup and Hitachi announce new partnership for high speed trains linking London to Edinburgh

FirstGroup and Hitachi announce new partnership for high speed trains linking London to Edinburgh

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 12:01 GMT

​A new high-quality, low fare rail link between London and Edinburgh has come a step closer for customers with news that FirstGroup has confirmed an order for five brand new AT300 125mph intercity electric trains and ongoing maintenance, following completion yesterday of a £100 million deal for the trains between FirstGroup and Hitachi Rail, financed by Beacon Rail.

 LNER announces date for new Azuma trains entering service

LNER announces date for new Azuma trains entering service

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 11:53 GMT

​London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to announce new Azuma trains will enter into service on 15 May, 2019.

Hitachi Rail announces changes to senior leadership
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