posted on 5th Jun 2019 11:18
Two UK-based companies are submitting today a „Great British“ train proposal to HS2. The contract, worth 2.75 billion GBP, is to design, build and maintain at least 54 trains for Phase One of HS2. The joint venture is an agreement to share HS2 bidding information between Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation in order to jointly bid to build a new fleet for HS2. Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation remain competitors in all other markets and competitions.
Hitachi Rail’s Managing Director Karen Boswell OBE said: „Hitachi-Bombardier’s Great British train for HS2 would be a shining example of British ingenuity. Our bid, if successful, would bring significant benefits for economies and communities, while truly transforming connectivity and passengers’ experience.”