Hitachi Rail IEP

[UK] The IEP Project: Virgin’s Azuma arrives in Scotland

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys. The inaugural run north of the border was made as […]

[UK] Hitachi unveils first UK-built Intercity Express Train

On December 9, Hitachi Rail celebrated the roll-out of the first Intercity Express (IEP) train, built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe. Hitachi opened the 82 […]

[UK] Richard Branson reveals the name of Virgin’s IEP trains: Azuma

As of 2018, rail operator Virgin Trains will operate Hitachi IEP trains on the East Coast Main Line. And now they have a name: Say hello to ‘Azuma’. Literally translated, […]