Fatigue and stress led to Hitachi train cracks, finds ORR

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

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and stress corrosion led to the cracks that resulted in Hitachi-built Class 80x trainsets and Class 385 EMUs being withdrawn from service earlier this year, according to an interim review released by the Office of Rail & Road.

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