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.
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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.
Bombardier Transportation and Italy's primary train operator, Trenitalia, have signed a new contract for integrated logistics services to support the fleet of ETR500 very high-speed trains.
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead, with construction for Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands set to begin in April 2020.
First Trenitalia has awarded British-based train manufacturer Hitachi Rail a contract worth more than £350 million to provide and maintain 23 new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast services.
With over 100 million passenger journeys in a decade and 48 million miles travelled collectively, Southeastern celebrates 10 years of high-speed train service.
Having started her career with Hitachi in 2015, Karen Boswell has seen the company go from strength to strength in employee numbers and revenue.
As delivery of new Hull Trains fleet looms, drivers embark on the next phase of training to ensure they are ready for the trains to be in public service.