Hitachi Rail

[UK] Abellio in the UK: A £3 billion new trains overview – Part 1 Scotrail

“(..) which means we are now overseeing ₤3 billion of investment into 1.700 new carriages across all our franchises.” It was this quote from Dominic Booth, Managing Director of Abellio […]

[IT] Hitachi and Trenitalia invite consumers to test the Rock EMU

On Friday 15.09.2017, Hitachi Rail Italy and Trenitalia welcomed consumers to Pistoia, to show them the real scale mock-up of Trenitalia’s new Rock regional train, and to let them give […]

[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 […]

[IT] Trenitalia issues tender for the acquisition of unwanted V250 trains

Trenitalia has issued a tender on TED. It states: Trenitalia wants to close a deal for the delivery of 17 trains of the type V250. The contract should include five years […]

[IT] Hitachi Rail in Italy receives bodyshells to start work on AT300’s for GWR

15th February 2017: New Hitachi trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route a step closer to entering service, as the assembly work on the new AT300 intercity trains has begun in Pistoia, […]

[IT] Where Japanese and Italian design meet: Mock-up of the “Rock”

Yes, in 2016 Hitachi Rail in Italy released the first design impressions of what will be the next generation of trains for regional transport in Italy. “Caravaggio” was the name […]

[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] Angel Trains acquires AT300 for open-access operator Hull Trains

British open access rail operator Hull Trains, property of FirstGroup, has ordered five trainsets type AT300 from Hitachi Rail, funded through leasing company Angel Trains. The hybrid trains (diesel + […]

[UK] Eversholt raises number of AT300s on order to 36

Leasing company Eversholt has decided to buy seven additional hybrid Intercity trains (9-car) type AT300 from Hitachi Rail. They will be operated by Great Western Main Line, operated by First […]

[UK] Angel Trains orders AT300 for TransPenine Express

On March 31, it was announced that leasing company Angel Trains ordered 19 hybrid trains for TransPennine Express (TPE). This service, run by FirstGroup, connect the north of England with Scotland. […]

[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, […]

[UK] The first complete bodyshell of a class 385 for the Scotrail franchise

These are the first images of a Hitachi Rail AT200 / class 385 commuter train for Scotrail franchise currently being held by Abellio UK. 46 3-car and 24 4-car EMUs […]

[UK] Abellio presents the new AT200 trains for its ScotRail franchise

Abellio Rail and Transport Minister presented the draft of the seventy new trains that will be used for the ScotRail franchise. They will be built by Hitachi and based on […]

[UK] In the picture: Hitachi AT100 and AT200 mock-ups

On July 21, Hitachi Rail presented two full-size mock-ups in London: The AT100 (metro / (sub)urban services) and AT200 for regional transport with speeds of 140-200 km/h. These types complement the […]