Hitachi Rail Italy signed a contract worth 87 million Euros for further 12 Leonardo trains for Milan metro.

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 16:18 BST

Hitachi Rail Italy signed a contract worth 87 million euro for the supply of 12 Leonardo metro trains, destined for Milan Metro Line 2. These units are in addition to the 60 trains already ordered by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) as part of a framework agreement entered into in 2012.

Transmashholding and Hitachi to Produce Traction Inverters in Russia

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 12:00 BST

JSC Transmashholding and Hitachi, Ltd. signed an agreement to localize production of traction inverters for passenger rail transport in the Russian Federation. The Transmashholding-Hitachi joint venture will use local manufacturing capacities to manufacture high-performance traction inverters. Transmashholding will own 51% of the JV authorized capital of 375 million RUB, Hitachi will own 49%.

First of Nova 1, bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to transform journeys in the North and Scotland

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 10:00 BST

The first test train for TransPennine Express’s futuristic Nova 1 fleet begins its journey to the UK from Japan 19 new five carriage trains harnessing Japanese bullet train technology to enter service in 2019 TransPennine Express is introducing three fleets of new trains. Together, these will provide 13 million more seats per year

Rock: the New Trenitalia Regional Train leaves Hitachi Rail factory of Pistoia

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 13:31 BST

The first train begins technical tests for homologation Commercial service is due to start in spring 2019 First deliveries: 39 trains to Emilia–Romagna, 47 to Veneto, 28 to Liguria, 4 to Tuscany

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 07:00 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) after completing a two-month journey from Japan. The five-car trains will form part of Virgin Trains’ new Azuma fleet and will first be used for training on-board crew and drivers. The fleet of 65 Virgin Azuma trains will transform travel and customer experiences when they arrive on the East Coast Main Line from December 2018.

Hitachi Rail Italy awarded EUR 50 million contract to supply eight new driverless trains for M1/M2 lines of Copenhagen Metro, Denmark

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 09:14 GMT

Hitachi Rail Italy today announced that it has signed a contract with Metroselskabet, a partnership of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Danish Government and the city of Frederiksberg, for the supply of eight driverless trains for the M1/M2 lines of the Copenhagen Metro. The contract was signed on 7th March and has a value of approximately EUR 50 million.

Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. Receives “Leonardo International Prize” in Italy

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2018 10:00 GMT

Hitachi, Ltd. announced that Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO, has received the “Leonardo International Prize” in Italy. This award was established in 1994 by the Leonardo Committee, consisting of representatives of the Italian Government and the financial sector. It is a highly prestigious international award, presented to business leaders from foreign companies.

New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 12:00 GMT

Work begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 10:00 GMT

TransPennine Express customers are a step closer to experiencing brand new, high quality trains as Hitachi begins work an intercity fleet to start service in 2019. Production work has begun on two test trains in Japan which will arrive in the UK in 2018. The modern Japanese bullet train inspired fleet is being built by Hitachi and financed by Angel Trains.

Virgin Azuma train debuts in Highlands

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:30 GMT

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train made its inaugural visit to the Highlands as preparations to transform cross-border rail services gather pace.

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