All Hitachi articles – Page 2

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    Rail Business UK

    LNER launches Azumas to Lincoln


    UK: ‘We are putting Lincoln firmly on the LNER map’, said Customer Service Director Suzanne Donnelly at the formal launch of Azuma services off the East Coast Main Line on October 21. With effect from the December timetable change Lincoln will benefit from ...

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    Etihad Rail awards Stage 2 systems & integration contract


    UAE: Project promoter Etihad Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail STS the 1·6bn dirham railway systems integration contract for Stage 2 of the national network Hitachi Rail STS is to design, supply, install, test and maintain the railway systems in co-ordination with other Stage 2 ...

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    Urban news

    Hitachi to supply trams to Torino


    ITALY: Torino transport operator GTT has selected Hitachi Rail SpA as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 30 trams. Hitachi beat four other bidders to win the €63·4m contract, which is expected to be signed by the start of October. The value includes €1·1m for ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Azuma launches on Flying Scotsman


    UK: East Coast Main Line operator LNER launched its Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma trainsets on Anglo-Scottish services on August 1, deploying one of the electro-diesel units on its flagship 05.40 Flying Scotsman service from Edinburgh to London King’s Cross and the 17.30 return working. Class 800s have been ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Abellio orders East Midlands inter-city fleet


    UK: Hitachi Rail has been selected to supply a fleet of 200 km/h inter-city trains to operate on the Midland Main Line, as part of the new East Midlands Railway franchise, where Abellio is due to take over from incumbent operator Stagecoach on August 18. The NS subsidiary announced ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Doncaster hub prepares to maintain Azuma fleet


    UK: Hitachi Rail Ltd is ramping up maintenance activity at Agility Trains East’s new Doncaster depot as the roll-out of Class 800/801 Azuma trainsets begins on the East Coast Main Line. The first Azuma entered service on May 15, and four more were being used for driver training in late ...

  • The first Azuma-branded inter-city trainsets will be introduced between Leeds and London on May 15.
    Rail Business UK

    LNER launches Hitachi Azuma trainsets


    UK: ‘The launch of the Hitachi Azuma fleet is another step in the history of a route which has long been associated with iconic trains’, LNER Manging Director David Horne told guests on a preview train on May 14, the day before the new fleet is set to enter passenger ...

  • LNER hopes to have its first electro-diesel Class 800 bi-mode trainsets in revenue service before the summer.
    Rail Business UK

    LNER Azuma Class 800 authorised for passenger service


    UK: InterCity East Coast operator LNER has finally received approval for its Class 800 ‘Azuma’ trainsets to enter passenger service on the East Coast Main Line, subject to the completion of final testing. In a letter to manufacturer Hitachi Rail Europe, the Office of Road & Rail has authorised the ...