Hitachi Rail Awarded up to $2.2 Billion Contract with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for 8000-series Railcars
Hitachi Rail awarded up to $2.2 billion contract with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for 8000-series trains. Hitachi will manufacture the carbody structure, perform the equipment installation and will do the final assembly in the region, creating new U.S. skilled trades' jobs. The initial pilot vehicles for @WMATA are expected to be delivered in 2024. www.hitachirail.com/careers
Hitachi Rail starts welding brand new British trains as investment in North East factory reaches £110m
Watershed moment for train building in the North East as Hitachi Rail starts welding new passenger trains at its UK factory
Hitachi and Eversholt Rail to develop GWR intercity battery hybrid train – offering fuel savings of more than 20%
Batteries replacing an engine to cut fuel usage and reduce carbon emissions First time a modern UK intercity train, in passenger service, will use alternative fuel Tri-mode train can improve air quality and reduce noise across South West route’s non-electrified stations In a UK-first, Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an exclusive agreement aimed at bringing battery power – and fuel sa
Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of train building in the North East
Thursday 3rd September marks the five year anniversary of Hitachi Rail officially opening its state-of-the-art train manufacturing factory in Newton Aycliffe. From the empty shell that was opened by then Prime Minister David Cameron, the team has built 192 trains over the last five years that are now in service.
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East.
Hitachi Rail begins new phase of manufacturing at UK factory with East Coast Trains order
Manufacturing of five 100% electric East Coast Trains commences, signalling the start of a new phase of train building at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.
First Hitachi-built Paragon train arrives in Hull
Today (25, November) Hull Trains celebrated the arrival of its first brand-new Hitachi Rail Paragon trains.
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 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.
Rock: the New Trenitalia Regional Train leaves Hitachi Rail factory of Pistoia
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
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 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.
New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route embark from Tuscany on pan-European journey
First Intercity Express Trains leave factory in Italy before travelling across Europe The trains use parts supplied by businesses in South West of England Passengers will benefit from more seats, more space and quicker journeys New Intercity Express Trains manufactured in Italy for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route (via Reading and Wiltshire) are to begin a rare journey across Europe.The trains w
Work begins on new futuristic train fleet for TransPennine Express
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.
The Department of Transportation and Public Works places its first new Metrorail train in more than 30 years into service
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.
Rock: The New Regional Train presented to the Associations of Disabled Persons and Consumers
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.
Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on East Coast test run
Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time on Wednesday 16th August as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.
New Intercity Express Trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing
On Tuesday 8th August, the first of Great Western Railway’s Intercity Express Trains for Devon and Cornwall carried out test runs in Somerset, between Bruton and Cogload. Two more trains are due to arrive in the South West within the coming weeks as part of a comprehensive test programme.
Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners, LLC: Awarded 400.5 million USD contract for Baltimore Metro Subway Link by the Maryland Transit Administration
Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners, LLC, a company established between Hitachi Rail Italy SpA and Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. (the US subsidiary of Ansaldo STS SpA), has been awarded a $400.5 million contract from Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide a new metro fleet of railcars and a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.
New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service
Passengers travelling towards Devon and Cornwall are one step closer to experiencing new trains as Hitachi Rail’s Italian factory receives bodyshells to start work. Hitachi’s UK manufacturing facility has already built its first train for Great Western Railway. The delivery of trains will transform passenger experience for routes connecting London to Wales and the South West of England.
Hitachi Rail Italy wins contract worth 106 million euros for additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains from ATM
Hitachi Rail Italy today announced that it has been awarded a contract worth 106 million EUR from Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) to manufacture an additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains for the city of Milan. This contract, final option of the framework agreement for 60 trains signed in 2012, concerns the delivery of 9 trains for Line 1, and 6 trains for Line 2 of Milan metro.
Trenitalia and Hitachi Rail Italy present Rock
This is the brand name chosen for the new double deck regional train Hitachi Rail Italy is building for Trenitalia. A mock-up scale 1:1 was unveiled at the Hitachi Rail Italy plant of Pistoia and the construction of the train started. The event was attended by Renato Mazzoncini, FS Italiane, Tiziano Onesti, Trenitalia, Barbara Morgante, Trenitalia, and Maurizio Manfellotto, Hitachi Rail Italy.