All Hitachi articles – Page 2

  • Hitachi battery train impression
    Rail Business UK

    Battery traction agreement signed as Hitachi sees market for more than 400 trains in the UK


    UK: Hitachi Rail and battery company Hyperdrive Innovation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint development of a battery pack suitable for powering trains, and a roadmap towards a manufacturing agreement which would cover any future orders. The battery packs ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Trains Class 803 production begins


    UK: Production of the five Class 803 trainsets which FirstGroup subsidiary East Coast Trains has ordered for its future London to Edinburgh open access service is underway at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.

  • Torino city transport operator GTT has finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams.
    Metro Report International

    Torino looks to the future with Hitachi Rail tram order


    ITALY: ‘This is great news that bring us into the future’, said GTT Chief Executive Giovanni Foti, announcing that the Torino city transport operator had finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. ...

  • Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe plant.
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi Rail begins to restart production


    UK: Hitachi Rail began a staged restart of rolling stock production at its Newton Aycliffe site on April 14. Work had been put on hold during March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Our priority continues to be the safety and well being of all ...

  • The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu.

    JR Central and Hitachi unveil latest maglev prototype


    JAPAN: The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu. The older L0 prototype has seven cars, with one end car and an intermediate car to be replaced by ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Derby
    Rail Business UK

    UK rolling stock manufacturers suspend production


    UK: Bombardier Transportation, CAF and Hitachi Rail have temporarily put the production of rolling stock at their UK plants on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘In the current unprecedented circumstances, we want to protect our people from Covid-19, support the government’s efforts to ...

  • VR has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to supply onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it has ordered from Stadler Valencia.

    Hitachi Rail STS awarded VR ETCS contract


    FINLAND: Stadler has awarded Hitachi Rail STS a contract to provide onboard train control equipment for the 60 diesel-electric locomotives it is to supply to national railway VR . This will be compatible with ETCS Baseline 3.6 as well as the JKV national train protection system. ...

  • Hitachi Rail has announced changes at its Newton Aycliffe plant.
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi makes changes at Newton Aycliffe factory as IEP production ends


    UK: Hitachi Rail has announced changes at its Newton Aycliffe factory which it said were intended to provide ‘greater flexibility, agility and global competitiveness’ as the production of 122 trainsets under the government’s Intercity Express Programme comes to an end. As part of the transition to ...

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    Hitachi Rail STS wins LGV Sud-Est interlocking contract


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail STS to supply new interlockings for the modernisation of LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon.

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    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi to supply inter-city trains for Avanti West Coast services


    UK: First Trenitalia has awarded Hitachi Rail a contract to supply and maintain 23 inter-city trainsets for use on Avanti West Coast services. The contract announced on December 6 is worth £350m. Due to enter service from 2022, the 200 km/h trains to be assembled at Hitachi’s ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’


    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look at ...

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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 a ...

  • Etihad Rail train.

    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 contractors. The ...

  • it-torino hitachi tram impression
    Metro Report International

    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 operating ...

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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 ...