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Northern engineering firms Hitachi and Spencer Group team up for Tyne and Wear Metro bid

Northern engineering firms Hitachi and Spencer Group team up for Tyne and Wear Metro bid

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 10:03 GMT

Two northern engineering powerhouses have formed a partnership to bid for a £500 million contract to build new trains and a depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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

Hitachi to increase stake in Ansaldo STS

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2018 06:40 GMT

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

Thousands of young people to benefit from ground breaking engineering programme with global rail giant

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 10:18 BST

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation  open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation open new HS2 development centre in Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 11:08 BST

Two British-based global rail giants are opening up a new High Speed 2 bid centre in Birmingham to develop their plans to build an iconic train for the project.

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:07 BST

Hitachi announces the opening of a new building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The £5million building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma at Hitachi’s North East factory

British train builders start work on LNER’s Azuma at Hitachi’s North East factory

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 12:01 BST

Passengers are a step closer to experiencing new trains as work steps up on Azuma.

Testing begins for TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet

Testing begins for TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 09:58 BST

Hitachi has begun testing TransPennine Express’ new Nova 1 fleet, with a successful run between Doncaster and Darlington.

Brand new ScotRail and Hitachi electric trains start running this week

Brand new ScotRail and Hitachi electric trains start running this week

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 14:34 BST

ScotRail customers will be able to travel on the first new Hitachi class 385 electric train from 24th July

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

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.

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

Building Britain’s bullet trains – Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 09:59 BST

In a landmark day for the UK rail sector two international giants - that employ over 5,000 people in Britain - have confirmed they intend to submit a joint bid to design, build, deliver a fleet of bespoke state-of-the-art high speed trains for HS2.

Green light from regulator for new electric trains for Scotland’s Central Belt

Green light from regulator for new electric trains for Scotland’s Central Belt

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 10:27 BST

Scotland’s new electric commuter trains (Class 385s) passed an important milestone ahead of starting passenger service on the Central Belt, including the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, this summer.

Azuma arrives at Newcastle museum ahead of Great Exhibition of the North

Azuma arrives at Newcastle museum ahead of Great Exhibition of the North

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:43 BST

The front carriage of a new Azuma train has arrived at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June – 9 September).

First of TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet arrives in the UK

First of TPE’s bullet train inspired fleet arrives in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:42 BST

The first of TransPennine Express’s new Nova 1 trains completed its two month journey from Japan today, arriving at the Port of Southampton today, Monday 11th June 2018.

Transmashholding and Hitachi to Produce Traction Inverters in Russia

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

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

First of Nova 1, bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to transform journeys in the North and Scotland
Rock: the New Trenitalia Regional Train leaves Hitachi Rail factory of Pistoia

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

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 18:05 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) today after completing a two-month journey from Japan*.