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Hitachi to increase stake in Ansaldo STS

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2018 06:40 GMT

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.

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

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 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

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

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
Work begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express

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

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.

The Department of Transportation and Public Works places its first new Metrorail train in more than 30 years into service

The Department of Transportation and Public Works places its first new Metrorail train in more than 30 years into service

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 13:00 GMT

For the first time since the Metrorail system opened its doors to passengers back in 1984, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) placed its first new train into service today – ushering in a new era of modern, high tech trains manufactured by Hitachi Rail Italy that will improve both service reliability and overall riding experience.

Transport Minister drives ahead with first fully fitted new electric train

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2017 12:30 GMT

The first of a fleet of fully fitted electric Class 385 trains is set to arrive in Scotland. The new train will join the two test trains currently completing their final phase of route testing between Edinburgh – Glasgow. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf got on board the brand new train while it did its latest run on Hitachi’s test track at the Newton Aycliffe factory, near Darlington.

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

New statue to mark the 10th birthday of Kent high speed train depot

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 12:30 GMT

Friday, 10th November, the rail industry and politicians are gathering in Kent to celebrate ten years since Hitachi opened its high speed train depot. The event includes a speech by Damian Green MP for Ashford and the presentation of the statue crafted by local artist, Joel Tarr.

Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:00 GMT

HS2 Ltd today revealed that Hitachi Rail Europe has been shortlisted to deliver Britain’s next generation of state-of-the-art high speed trains, which will carry tens of thousands of people every day across the UK’s new high speed network and beyond.

First new trains in a generation launched by GWR

First new trains in a generation launched by GWR

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 06:00 BST

Great Western Railway’s brand new Intercity Express Train carried passengers for the first time on Monday 16th October, marking the start of the biggest fleet upgrade on the Great Western in almost 40 years. Providing more seats, more frequent trains, and shorter, more comfortable journeys the Hitachi built Train came into service operating from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington.

First UK-built train for Scotland completed by Hitachi in the North East

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 10:00 BST

Hitachi unveiled the first new commuter trains for Scotland, built in its Newton Aycliffe factory, in County Durham. The Class 385 train will run between Edinburgh and Glasgow offering faster journeys, more seats and better services for passengers.

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS in Atlanta for APTA 2017

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS in Atlanta for APTA 2017

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2017 10:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS take part in the annual event organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in Atlanta. APTA is an important opportunity for the rail sector involving manufacturers, suppliers and experts from all over the world. Focus for the two companies will be on products destined for the American market, including the new metro for Baltimore.

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS at Expo Ferroviaria 2017

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS at Expo Ferroviaria 2017

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 10:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS – since 2015 part of the Hitachi Group – will participate to the exhibition with a joint booth in which they will present their technology and their innovation that places them among the main players of the sector. EXPO Ferroviaria represents an important showcase for the two companies, as well as an opportunity of discussion and business in their own Country.

Rock: The New Regional Train presented to the Associations of Disabled Persons and Consumers

Rock: The New Regional Train presented to the Associations of Disabled Persons and Consumers

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Italy and Trenitalia have invited the associations of disabled persons and consumers to Pistoia to show them in advance the real scale mock-up of the new Rock regional train and meet with Hitachi’s and Trenitalia's designers and technicians. The mock-up of the train will be the protagonist of the road show that from next October will present it in the main Italian squares.