All Hitachi articles

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Fatigue and stress led to Hitachi train cracks, finds ORR

    2021-09-10T15:00:00Z

    UK: Both fatigue and stress corrosion led to the cracks that resulted in Hitachi-built Class 80x trainsets and Class 385 EMUs being withdrawn from service earlier this year, according to an interim review released by the Office of Rail & Road.

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    Hitachi to create a ‘global leader’ in signalling with acquisition of Thales rail business

    2021-08-04T08:23:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Hitachi Rail has agreed to acquire Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems division, with the aim of positioning itself as a global leader in the signalling market and strengthening its position as provider of turnkey railway systems. The deal announced on August 4 has an enterprise ...

  • Fukuoka Series 3000A train impression
    Metro Report International

    Fukuoka Subway orders sky and mountain liveried trainsets

    2021-07-13T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Fukuoka City Transport Bureau has ordered four four-car Series 3000A trainsets to support an expansion of services when the Fukuoka Subway’s 12 km Nanakuma Line is extended by 1·6 km from Tenjin Minami to Hakata in 2022. Two of the 1 435 mm gauge, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Long-term plans to address Hitachi train cracks under development

    2021-06-30T13:16:00Z

    UK: Instrumented trainsets are providing data to help plan the work needed to repair cracking on Hitachi-built trainsets, as operators consider longer term strategies to address the issue over the life of the fleets.

  • The Office of Rail & Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Lessons learned’ review of Hitachi train crack issue

    2021-06-09T15:34:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road is undertaking a review to understand the lessons the industry can learn from the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Rail AT200 (Class 385) and AT300 (classes 800, 801 and 802) trainsets during May. ORR said it would ...

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Services ramp up as 80x inter-city trainsets return to service

    2021-05-18T14:58:00Z

    UK: Both LNER and Great Western Railway have been able to reinstate many of their inter-city services after the Office of Road Rail reached agreement with Hitachi and the train operators over how the cracking problems with the Class 80x fleets are to be managed. ...

  • it Torino Hitachi rail tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Torino brake contract awarded

    2021-03-25T11:42:00Z

    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has been selected to supply brakes, doors and HVAC for the next generation of Sirio trams which Hitachi Rail is to build for Torino operator GTT. The contract is valued in the ‘low double-digit million euro’ range. In May 2020 GTT and Hitachi ...

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact

    2021-02-01T11:59:00Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

  • East Midlands Railway Class 810 Aurora impression
    Rail Business UK

    Design changes make EMR’s Aurora a new Hitachi product

    2021-01-14T10:54:00Z

    UK:  East Midlands Railway has released final details of the interiors of its future Hitachi Class 810 Aurora inter-city trainsets, which although derived from existing Class 80x designs are now being seen as a new product.

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs

    2021-01-13T13:29:00Z

    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices ...

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    Rail Business UK

    GWR to test Hitachi battery hybrid inter-city train

    2020-12-15T11:22:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Hitachi Rail Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an underfloor battery powerpack to be trialled on a Class 802 electro-diesel inter-city trainset operated by Great Western Railway on the London – Penzance route.

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    Metro Report International

    Panamá City monorail rolling stock and rail systems contract signed

    2020-11-05T05:00:00Z

    PANAMA: The HPH joint venture which is prime contractor for the Panamá City metro Line 3 monorail has signed a US$883m contract for Hitachi Ltd, Hitachi Rail STS and Mitsubishi Corp to supply rolling stock and railway systems. Hitachi and Hitachi Rail will provide 28 six-car ...

  • East Midlands Railway Hitachi Class 810 Aurora impression
    Rail Business UK

    Aurora brand for East Midlands Railway Class 810 inter-city fleet

    2020-10-27T10:35:00Z

    UK: East Midlands Railway has selected Aurora as the brand name for the fleet of Class 810 electro-diesel inter-city trainsets which Hitachi Rail is to supply for use on the Midland Main Line between London, Nottingham and Sheffield from 2023. The name was announced on October ...

  • vn Ho Chin Minh City metro Line 1 Hitachi train delivery (5)
    Metro Report International

    Ho Chi Minh City metro train delivered

    2020-10-15T09:26:00Z

    VIETNAM: Delivery of the first of 17 Hitachi trainsets for the metro line under construction in Ho Chi Minh City was marked with a ceremony on October 13. Line 1 will run for 19·7 km between Ben Thanh Market in the central ...

  • jp JR East FV-E991 hydrogen fuel cell batterty test train impression
    News

    Hybari fuel cell battery train to draw on automotive technology

    2020-10-08T09:35:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway, Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corp are to collaborate to test the use of batteries and hydrogen fuel cell hybrid traction systems adapted from technology used in the road sector. The HYdrogen-HYBrid Advanced Rail vehicle for Innovation trial will use JR East’s ...

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    Metro Report International

    BART CBTC contracts awarded

    2020-10-01T15:55:00Z

    USA: Hitachi Rail STS USA has been formally awarded a $798m contract to design, supply and install lineside and onboard communications-based train control equipment on the San Francisco Bay Area’s 200 km BART network. Replacing the existing fixed-block signalling with CBTC forms a key element of ...

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    Batteries to feed overhead electrification in ‘first of a kind’ trial

    2020-08-28T06:12:00Z

    UK: Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced a partnership with battery technology specialist Zenobē Energy to supply equipment to convert power from batteries to energise 25 kV 50 Hz overhead power supplies. According to the two companies, this will be the first time that batteries will ...

  • The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot (Photo: Kazumiki Miura)
    Metro Report International

    Tokyo Metro unveils Series 17000 trainsets

    2020-08-11T13:03:00Z

    JAPAN: The first Series 17000 trainset to operate on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines was officially unveiled at the operator’s Shinkiba depot on August 11. Both lines carry through services which are operated in conjunction with the Seibu Tobu and Tokyu railways as well as ...

  • Impression of an ILSA ETR1000 in Madrid
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    ILSA high speed trains ordered

    2020-08-10T13:52:00Z

    SPAIN: Trenitalia has signed an €797m contract for a partnership of Hitachi Rail (60%) and Bombardier Transportation (40%) to supply 23 ETR1000 high speed trainsets for use by Intermodalidad de Levante, the future Spanish open access operator which is owned by the Italian national operator (45%) and ...

  • The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m.
    News

    Financing for 135 hybrid trainsets agreed

    2020-07-24T08:48:00Z

    ITALY: The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m. The three-car and four-car units are to be used in regions including Calabria, Lazio, Molise, Toscana ...