In its interim report, the Office of Rail and Road has reviewed the Hitachi’s Class 800 and 385 series trains, that were impacted by corrosion and cracks caused by stress and fatigue.
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TRB is starting a new project as part of its long-term partnership with Hitachi, this involves the manufacture of toilet panels, partitions and doors.
Once the acquisition is finalised, Hitachi Rail expects to drive growth by expanding its rail signalling systems business globally, bringing an enhanced turnkey railway offering to new markets around the world.
Following the disruption caused by the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Class 800 and 385 series trains in May 2021, ORR is set to undertake a review of the impact of the incident on safety and passengers.
The IRICAV DUE consortium has signed an agreement to begin work on part of the Verona–Bivio Vicenza section of the Verona-Padua high-speed railway.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
The UK Rail Minister has requested a comprehensive plan from Hitachi to identify the extent of cracking found on some Class 800 Series trains, and has asked the rail industry to urgently set out a strategy to resolve prolonged passenger and network disruption.
New welding and painting facilities are now in operation at Hitachi Rail's manufacturing base in Newton Aycliffe, representing a £110 million investment.
Published by Britain's High Speed Rail Group (HSRG), the report examines the benefits, opportunities and extent of international high-speed rail, with contributions drawn from across the infrastructure industry.
In a UK-first, Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an agreement aimed at bringing battery power – and fuel savings of more than 20 per cent – to the modern Great Western Railway Intercity Express Trains that carry passengers between Penzance and London.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation have celebrated a decade of working together delivering ETR 1000 trains - the fastest-ever in-service train in Europe, capable of achieving 400km/h.
Fabrizio Favara joins ILSA as its CEO and will form the private high-speed train operator’s senior management together with its General Manager, Victor Bañares.
Hitachi Rail SpA and Bombardier Transportation have signed a contract with Italy's Trenitalia to supply 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains for the new ILSA rail operation in Spain.
The exclusive agreement between Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation will see the companies develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East of England.
Hitachi Rail's Class 803 trains will be fully electric, resulting in zero-emission intercity travel between London and Edinburgh.