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Hitachi Rail unveils cutting-edge battery hybrid train that will reduce emissions across Europe
Hitachi Rail’s new ‘Blues Train’, one of the most advanced trains in the world, was unveiled today (Wednesday 21st 2022) in Berlin at the world’s largest rail transport fair, InnoTrans. Built for Trenitalia, the cutting-edge battery hybrid train will reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption by 50% and has the ability to arrive at and depart from stations completely under battery power.
Four years of record-breaking ScotRail and Hitachi Rail passenger service
ScotRail and Hitachi Rail today celebrated four years of Class 385 passenger service, which has delivered record reliability and shorter journey times for passengers on Scotland’s Central Belt.
Hitachi Rail schließt die Übernahme des Anteils von Bombardier Transportation an der Plattform des Hochgeschwindigkeitszugs ETR 1000 von Alstom ab
Hitachi Rail hat heute bestätigt, dass das Unternehmen die Übernahme der Rechte am geistigen Eigentum und der Geschäftsaktivitäten bezüglich de bisherigen Anteils von Bombardier Transportation zu den in Italien, Frankreich und Spanien eingesetzten Hochgeschwindigkeitszügen ETR 1000 von Alstom erfolgreich abgeschlossen hat.
Hitachi Rail finalise l’acquisition des activités de Bombardier Transportation pour la plateforme du train à grande vitesse ETR 1000 d’Alstom
Hitachi Rail a confirmé aujourd'hui avoir conclu avec succès l'acquisition auprès d'Alstom des droits de propriété intellectuelle et des activités commerciales liées à la contribution de Bombardier Transport aux trains à grande vitesse ETR 1000 exploités en Italie, en France et en Espagne.
Hitachi Rail completes acquisition of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the ETR 1000 high-speed train platform from Alstom
Hitachi Rail today confirmed that it has successfully closed the acquisition from Alstom of intellectual property rights and business activities related to Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the ETR 1000 high-speed trains operating in Italy, France and Spain.
World first as high-speed trains wheel performance now digitally-monitored live
Hitachi Rail is installing its cutting-edge live monitoring solution across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, in a world-first for digital maintenance. This technology will boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year.
Intercity Express EMU3000 for the Taiwan Railways Administration receives one of the world’s most prestigious design awards
EMU3000, a rail train car manufactured by Hitachi Ltd. (“Hitachi”) for the Taiwan Railway Administration (“TRA”) has received one of the world’s most prestigious design awards, the “iF DESIGN AWARD 2022”, jointly with the TRA.
Hitachi Rail announces location for new $70M factory to build railcars for the Washington metro region
Hitachi Rail has announced that Washington County, Maryland, will be the location of its state-of-the-art $70 million factory that will build the new fleet of 8000-series railcars for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro).
Hitachi Rail’s digital sensors to spot track faults, cut rail disruption and improve safety
Hitachi Rail and its subsidiary, Perpetuum, have been awarded a contract by Network Rail to develop the first real-time digital solution that monitors, and eventually predicts, sections of track that affect ride quality and require maintenance.
14 new trains for Genoa metro
Genoa, 8th February 2022 – Hitachi Rail will supply the Ligurian capital Municipality with 14 new generation trains equipped with the onboard systems necessary for the correct operation on the Genoa Network. The investment amounts to €70 million. The agreement was recently signed by AMT, acting on the basis of a mandate by the Genoa Municipality, beneficiary of the state financing.
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Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain
Major economic boost – thousands of green jobs created and secured to build new generation of 54 high speed trains in North and Midlands, adding £1.1billion GVA during manufacturing to grow and level up the economy The contract – worth around £2billion - will be delivered at Hitachi Rail’s new advanced welding facility in Newton Aycliffe, at a new production line at Alsto
Hitachi wins the new express trains for Tobu’s flagship service
Tobu Railway Co. Ltd. (Tobu) has selected Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) to provide a new fleet of “Limited” express trains for its flagship service between Tokyo and renowned Nikko and Kinugawa.
Hitachi and Eversholt Rail develop battery for a GWR intercity battery hybrid train trial
Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail are in the advanced stages of designing and engineering an electric-diesel-battery (tri-mode) train, with plans to trial on a Great Western Railway (GWR) Class 802 train in 2022.
With proof of concept and layout in the final stages of approval, work has begun to build the battery for functional testing and integration onto the train. The battery, which will be
Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains to create intercity battery hybrid train on TransPennine Express
Hitachi Rail, Angel Trains and TransPeninne Express (TPE) agree to trial retrofitting battery on intercity train Trial, starting next year, can cut fuel usage by at least 20% and reduce emissions on Transpennine network from 2022 onwards Tri-mode service can cut noise pollution in urban areas and improve air quality
Hitachi Rail, Angel Trains and TPE have agreed in princi
FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail sign contract for 50 high capacity trains
The Lombardy Region Plan will deliver 131 “Caravaggio” trains in total
Milan – FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail STS SpA signed the third supply contract for 50 high capacity “Caravaggio” regional trains for the amount of 451,850,000 euros, within the 2018 Framework Agreement.
40 trains are in long configuration (5 cars) and 10 in short configuration (4 cars). With previous contracts other 5
Three Hitachi Rail trains win Japan’s prestigious Good Design Award
Award recognises quality of design used on three different Hitachi fleets: JR Central’s N700S Shinkansen bullet trains, the Tokyo Metro and Taiwan’s Intercity services Good Design Award is Japan’s leading design award, focused on recognising excellent designs that facilitate industrial development and enriching lives Award-winning trains praised as fast, comfortable, and environmentally friendl
First Lumo service leaves London
Brand new London-Edinburgh service starts ahead of COP26
100% electric fleet is six times greener than making the same journey by plane
Entire Lumo fleet built at Hitachi Rail’s UK factory
Lumo, FirstGroup’s new 100% electric, affordable rail service, will travel from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh for the first time today [21 October] as it celebrates its inaugural service.
JR Kyushu and Hitachi Rail celebrate five year anniversary of DENCHA, world’s-first battery train for an AC network
Celebration of fifth anniversary of the DENCHA train’s, the world’s first battery-powered train charged by AC overhead lines, first journey in Japan Award winning fleet has reduced CO2 emissions by 2,700,000 kg in the past five years Success of the battery-powered fleet has seen Hitachi Rail expand its offer of battery train solutions across the world to decarbonise transport, and is a key pilla
Hitachi Rail boosts maintenance offer as it completes acquisition of digital tech firm Perpetuum
Investment in UK’s Perpetuum enhances Hitachi Rail’s digital train maintenance, using pioneering data analytics to help customers to improve the safety, availability and reliability of their fleets The solution increases the safe lifespan of parts, significantly reducing industrial waste and helps meet Hitachi’s UN Sustainability commitments As part of Hitachi Rail’s offering as a full service p
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