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Hitachi Rail Europe receives order for 70 new trains in Scotland

| Products & Services | 03/12/2015

Hitachi Rail Europe  - AT200

Hitachi Rail Europe signs contract with Abellio to provide new trains for ScotRail franchise
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

Edinburgh, 12 March, 2015 – Hitachi Rail Europe and Abellio are delighted to announce today that they have signed a contract for the provision and maintenance of 70 new trains for the upcoming ScotRail franchise. The trains are financed by Caledonian Rail Leasing.

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Japanese corporations step up efforts to win orders for railway service projects overseas

| Business Development | 09/24/2014

Visitors look around Hitachi, Ltd.’s booth at InnoTrans in Berlin.

Railway businesses look abroad
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Source: The Japan News – by Masataka Morita

BERLIN — Railway business-related Japanese corporations are stepping up efforts to win orders for railway service projects overseas, convinced that the domestic railway market is bound to shrink due to the declining population.

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Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel

| Products & Services | 07/22/2014

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. - AT-200

Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel
Date: Jul 22, 2014
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

London, 21st July 2014 – Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today revealed its newly designed AT200 commuter train to an audience of 200 rail industry representatives. A life-size replica of the new train design was on show in London, giving attendees a first glimpse of the future of commuting.

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A £1.2bn deal to build new UK trains has been won by Hitachi Rail Europe

| Products & Services | 07/22/2013

Hitachi Class 800 series train

Hitachi wins £1.2bn train carriage contract
A £1.2bn deal to build new UK trains has been won by Hitachi Rail Europe.
Date: 18 July 2013
Source: BBC News

The firm will build 270 carriages at a new factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, which will start production in 2016.

The carriages are part of the class 800 series and will go into operation on the East Coast Main Line from 2019.

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