Tags: Hitachi Rail

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 […]

Avanti West Coast’s new Hitachi train makes first test run to North Wales

New Avanti West Coast bi-mode train makes first successful test run to Llandudno Junction Inaugural journey marks the start of a comprehensive test programme in Wales Fleet on course to enter service across Avanti West Coast network from 2023. Avanti West Coast’s new Hitachi-made fleet marked another major milestone yesterday with its first journey to […]

Hitachi Rail celebrates the start of ‘SPACIA X’ trains for Tobu Railway

On 15 July, Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. began operating Hitachi Rail’s new Series N100, nicknamed “SPACIA X”. The SPACIA X will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40% compared to the current SPACIA, and virtually replace all of the electricity used for operations with electricity from renewable sources, making CO2 emissions net zero. The new […]

Hitachi Rail innovation a game changer for testing Brisbane’s new digital signalling system

Innovative new solution will allow seamless switching between existing interlocking and new ETCS digital signalling radically reducing testing time on Queensland Rail’s network The ‘Over and Back’ solution will save significant resources and maximise vital testing time by removing labour-intensive, manual switching between systems Piloted by Hitachi Rail during the delivery of the new digital […]

First battery train in Europe completes phase one roll out

Success of Hitachi Rail’s “tribrid” train demonstrates roadmap for decarbonisation across the continent First European fleet able to operate on battery, electric and diesel power completes phase one of roll out in Italy Twenty Masaccio trains, built for Trenitalia as ‘Blues’, have left Hitachi’s Pistoia factory and are operating on lines around Italy The technology […]

Hitachi and Toshiba win order worth 124 billion Japanese Yen to build high speed trains for Taiwan

Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium (HTSC), consisting of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Toshiba Corporation (TSE: 6502 “Toshiba”) and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, has been awarded the order to build 12 sets of new generation high speed trains (144 cars) by Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC). The contract is worth approximately 124 billion […]

Great Western Railway extends Hitachi Rail’s maintenance contract to secure hundreds of jobs and support UK supply chain

Hitachi Rail will provide maintenance for Great Western Railway’s 36 Class 802 Intercity Express Trains for the next five years The maintenance programme will improve train availability and capacity for customers by utilising digital solutions and increasing maintenance at Laira depot in Plymouth The GWR Intercity Express Train maintenance contract supports over 500 highly-skilled depot […]

Hitachi Rail wins $200m bid to deliver autonomous digital signalling for Chennai Metro

Hitachi Rail has signed the contract to deliver digital signalling for Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project. The INR 1,620 Cr (aprox. $200million USD) contract will see Hitachi Rail install its cutting edge communication-based train control (CBTC) system combined with Automatic Train Operation (ATO), enabling services to run without a driver. The CBTC […]