All Hitachi articles

  • Rio Tinto AutoHaul driverless iron ore train in Pilbara
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    Driverless heavy haul railway expanded to serve automated iron ore mine

    2022-08-15T10:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A 166 km branch has been built to connect Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in the Pilbara to its 1 700 km heavy haul network, which is operated using AutoHaul driverless trains. The first loaded train ran in June, with production scheduled to ...

  • Alstom has completed the transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail
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    Alstom transfers V300 Zefiro activities to Hitachi Rail

    2022-07-01T14:22:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has completed the transfer of its activities relating to V300 Zefiro high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business. Divesting the V300 Zefiro activities was one of the commitments which Alstom made to the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    MTMS awarded Hitachi Rail depot support contract

    2022-06-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail has awarded depot maintenance specialist MTMS a three-year contract to provide ‘comprehensive and round-the-clock’ maintenance equipment support at its six facilities maintaining Class 80x trainsets for GWR and LNER. MTMS will support infrastructure including train washing facilities, servicing spines and fuel arms, with ...

  • DB Energie has awarded Hitachi Energy a contract to install a 120 MW converter station
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    Hitachi Energy to supply 120 MW converter station

    2022-06-03T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The national railway’s traction power business DB Energie has awarded Hitachi Energy a contract to install a 120 MW converter station to convert electricity from the 50 Hz three-phase public distribution network to the 16·7 Hz single-phase used by the traction network. The converter station ...

  • GWR IEP
    Rail Business UK

    Safety was managed well in Class 800 cracking crisis, finds ORR

    2022-04-07T11:36:00Z

    UK: Rail industry processes ensured that passenger safety was not compromised following the discovery of bodyshell cracks on the Hitachi-built Class 800 series trainsets in May 2021, according to a report published by the Office of Rail & Road on April 7.

  • Perpetuum sensor
    Rail Business UK

    Onboard track condition monitoring sensors on trial in Scotland

    2022-03-01T14:19:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail’s Perpetuum subsidiary is working with Network Rail, Porterbrook and ScotRail to test the use of onboard digital sensors to automate the detection of track faults. The self-contained and self-powered sensors mounted in trains running in passenger service use a combination of gyroscopes and ...

  • Infranord Tb loco
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    Infranord locos to be equipped with Hitachi ETCS

    2022-02-17T10:27:00Z

    SWEDEN: Hitachi Rail is to fit ETCS and STM-ATC2 equipment on two Class Tb diesel locomotives operated by state-owned railway construction and maintenance company Infranord. STM-ATC2 enables vehicles equipped with ETCS to operate on lines which have not yet been equipped with ETCS lineside technology. ‘These ...

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    Metro Report International

    Genova Metro orders more trains

    2022-02-08T15:45:00Z

    ITALY: Genova’s Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti has ordered 14 trainsets from Hitachi Rail to expand the capacity of the city’s automated light metro line, which is currently being extended at both ends. Ordered at a cost of €70m, the articulated four-car trains will be similar to ...

  • Zonegreen Doncaster sidings panel
    Rail Business UK

    Sidings warning system installed at Doncaster depot

    2022-02-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: Zonegreen has installed a sidings warning system on a track at Hitachi Rail’s Doncaster Carr depot, which is used for toilet emptying, water tank filling, fuelling and sanding of various Class 80x fleets. Inbound vehicles are detected by a treadle switch that activates beacon sounders, ...

  • Paris metro (Photo: RATP)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi and RATP extend Paris metro and tram maintenance partnership

    2022-01-25T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP has awarded Hitachi Rail a further maintenance contract covering signalling and train control systems on nine Paris metro lines and seven tram routes. The four-year, renewable €33m contract builds on ‘more than a century of partnership between Hitachi Rail’s French entity and the Paris ...

  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University light metro (Photo: Hitachi Rail)
    Metro Report International

    Women’s university awards Hitachi Rail new operating contract

    2022-01-20T13:36:00Z

    SAUDI ARABIA: Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has awarded Hitachi Rail a €72·5m contract to continue to operate and maintain the driverless light metro on its Riyadh campus for a further three years. The four-line network serving the women’s university campus totals 11·5 km with 14 ...

  • Hitachi IMT
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    Hitachi and IMT form freight monitoring partnership

    2022-01-17T10:54:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Hitachi Rail and Intermodal Telematics have signed a long-term exclusive partnership agreement which will see the Dutch company’s monitoring technology added to Hitachi Rail’s digital rail freight platform. The initial focus will be on European and North American markets, with Edoardo La Ficara, Chief Operating ...

  • Glasgow Subway new train testing (Photo: SPT)
    Metro Report International

    Glasgow Subway train testing gets underway

    2021-12-17T13:53:00Z

    UK: Preliminary testing of the new Stadler trains for the Glasgow Subway has begun, in what Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said marks a ‘major milestone’ for the modernisation of the 10·5 km circular underground line. In March 2016 SPT awarded a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo ...

  • Impression of the Hitachi and Alstom joint venture's trains for High Speed 2 (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi-led joint venture to supply 54 trains to operate HS2 services

    2021-12-09T12:12:00Z

    UK: A consortium of Alstom and Hitachi Rail is to supply a fleet of 54 conventional-compatible trains for High Speed 2 services under a contract worth £1·97bn, the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd announced on December 9. The trains will be ‘designed and built’ in ...

  • Alstom has agreed to transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro very high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business.
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    Alstom to transfer V300 Zefiro activities to Hitachi Rail

    2021-12-02T14:51:00Z

    ALSTOM: Alstom has agreed to transfer its activities relating to V300 Zefiro very high speed trainsets to Hitachi Rail, which produces the trainsets in partnership with the former Bombardier Transportation business. Divesting the Zerfiro V300 activities was one of the commitments Alstom made to the European ...

  • Tobu Railway Hitachi N100 impression
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    Tobu Railway orders N100 units

    2021-11-16T05:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Tobu Railway has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply 24 six-car N100 six-car electric multiple-units with 212 seats, private compartments, lounge areas and a bar. The aluminium-bodied 1 067 mm gauge units from the manufacturer’s A Train family are to be produced at the ...

  • TransPennine Express Hitachi Class 802 near Manchester Victoria (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    TransPennine Express to trial inter-city battery hybrid train

    2021-11-10T17:00:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail, Angel Trains and TransPennine Express have agreed in principle to retrofit a traction battery to a five-car Class 802 Nova 1 electro-diesel trainset to create a trimode unit for trials.

  • ISLA ETR1000 trainsets (Photo: Hitachi Rail)
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    ILSA signs 30-year maintenance deal

    2021-11-04T12:43:00Z

    SPAIN: High speed open access operator ILSA has agreed a 30-year train maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail. The full service deal worth €737m runs from 2022, when ILSA plans to commence operations on the Madrid – Barcelona route, until 2052. The company’s fleet of ETR1000 trainsets, ...

  • Ferrovienord Hitachi Rail Caravaggio double-deck EMUjpg
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    Ferrovienord orders 50 more double-deck EMUs

    2021-11-03T15:37:00Z

    ITALY: Lombardia regional operator Ferrovienord has signed a €451·9m firm order for Hitachi Rail to supply 40 five-car and 10 four-car Caravaggio double-deck regional electric multiple-units. Equipped for 3 kV DC operation, the 160 km/h EMUs are to be delivered from Hitachi Rail’s factories in Reggio ...

  • 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.