The news that FirstGroup has procured Hitachi’s latest AT300 125mph intercity electric trains confirms that the new high-speed service will be going ahead.
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Train manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation, has recently claimed that passengers who travel on the UK’s HS2 service may be able to have their Amazon parcels and orders delivered directly to their seats during longer train journeys. Rail Industry Writer, Natalie Wilson, explores further.
The UK currently has a national rail infrastructure pipeline worth £88 billion, which is the greatest investment in the sector in over a century. As a result of these unprecedented levels of investment, significant opportunities exist for investors to support and add value to the rail supply-chain.
Overall, TransPennine Express is introducing three fleets of new trains, altogether providing 13 million extra seats per year between major cities across England and Scotland.
TransPennine Express customers are a step closer to experiencing brand new, high quality trains as Hitachi begins work on an intercity fleet to start service in 2019…
In a blog post written by Hitachi, Jim Brewin, Head of Business Development for Hitachi Rail Europe, writing for the 'HS2 on Track' report, explains how HS2 is already benefitting Britain - a decade before it is due to be completed.
Passengers in Scotland are a step closer to the arrival of new ScotRail Alliance trains, as the next phase of testing begins in Germany.
Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.
See the time lapse video, produced by Volker, of the new train depot in Doncaster being built.
Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department for Transport.