Tags: Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail Vehicles to be Featured at the ‘Fleet of the Future Expo’ on the National Mall

8000 series rail vehicles completed in Hitachi Rail’s New Hagerstown factory will be the first displayed on the National Mall since 1968 Hitachi Rail’s new 8000 series rail cars for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – a short distance away from major sites, […]

Hitachi Rail to deliver new generation trains for Naples Metro Line 6 in €200m deal

The order will be carried out at Hitachi rail’s factories in Naples and Pistoia. Hitachi Rail has been awarded a contract to supply new generation trains for Naples Metro Line 6 by the Municipality of Naples. The €200 million contract will see Hitachi Rail manufacturer 22 trains for the line. Measuring a total length of […]

Hitachi Rail completes first dynamic testing of its Digital Interlocking signalling system on Paris-Lyon High Speed Line

Hitachi Rail achieves key milestone in France in rolling out its next-generation interlocking signalling on Europe’s busiest high-speed line between Paris-Lyon. Hitachi Rail’s new SEI+ digital interlocking system has successfully completed its first dynamic testing and will replace current legacy technology. Hitachi Rail is helping to transform a smarter, more sustainable rail network across Europe. […]

Hitachi Rail and Mer Mec sign put option for sale of French mainline signalling business, and signalling business units in Germany and the UK

Hitachi Rail and Mer Mec S.p.A. have signed a put option agreement for the sale of Hitachi Rail’s mainline signalling business in France, as well as its signalling business units in Germany and the UK. In October 2023, the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority approved Hitachi Rail’s acquisition of Thales GTS, […]

Three Hitachi Rail fleets win U.K.’s leading award for reliability

Hull Trains awarded the gold prize for the second consecutive year in the intercity reliability category, with Lumo securing silver. ScotRail’s Class 385 wins gold award in the regional category. Awards are recognition of industry collaboration and benefits of digital maintenance. Hitachi Rail fleets win three separate awards at the 2023 Golden Spanner Awards. The […]

Hitachi Rail: €861m deal with Trenitalia for 30 high speed trains

New contract for 30 ETR1000 high speed trains demonstrates Hitachi Rail’s leadership in the Italian high speed sector The new trains can run on both the Italian and European networks – and are due to be delivered from spring 2026 New fleet combines new interior design features, while including ETR1000’s typical energy-saving efficiency Luca D’Aquila, […]

Interlocking system upgrade future-proofs AutoHaul™ heavy haul rail network

Hitachi Rail will soon commence the third and final phase of the interlocking system upgrade of Rio Tinto’s autonomous heavy haul rail network in Western Australia. In the state’s Pilbara region, Rio Tinto operates an integrated system of 17 iron ore mines and four port terminals – all linked by a vast railway network. In […]

Hitachi Rail secures clearance for €1,660m Thales GTS acquisition

European Commission gives antitrust approval for deal Hitachi Rail has been given clearance to proceed with its €1,660 million acquisition of Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems business today. The publication of the European Commission’s (EC) approval means that the deal has now received clearance from all 13 competition authorities which reviewed the acquisition. Prior to the […]

Hitachi Rail files merger notification with European Commission, as it seeks final clearance for Thales GTS acquisition

Hitachi Rail has refiled its merger notification with the European Commission, formally restarting the merger clearance process for the acquisition of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) in the European Union. Hitachi Rail’s planned acquisition of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business was announced in August 2021. Since that time, Hitachi Rail and Thales have been […]

Consortium including Hitachi Rail wins new €1.8bn digital signalling contract for high-speed line between Verona and Padua

EUR 1.8 billion contract builds on phase one award in 2020 worth €2.4bn to deliver Verona-Bivio Vicenza line Hitachi Rail will equip the line with cutting-edge ERTMS digital signalling system ERTMS will allow more trains to use the line, at greater speed and with increased reliability Hitachi Rail, as part of the IRICAV DUE Consortium […]