Press release -
First Pantographs for New Class 800 Series IEP Trains Leave UK for Japan
Chard-based Brecknell Willis will provide two twin-strip single arm pantographs for each of the 92 trains for the Intercity Express Programme, which are destined for the newly electrified Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line.
Richard Whitefield, Managing Director for Brecknell Willis and Jamie Foster, Procurement Director for
Hitachi Rail Europe marked the event with an official photo opportunity.
The first pantograph systems will be shipped from the UK to Japan for installation and testing on the first three pre-series Class 800 series trains.
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