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Hitachi Rail completed first dynamic testing of its ETCS on Paris - Lyon HSL
Hitachi Rail completed first dynamic testing of its ETCS on Paris - Lyon HSL

In early 2024, Hitachi Rail has successfully completed the first dynamic test of its digital signalling technology for the Paris - Lyon high speed line.

ZF Produces new rail drives for Rome and Milan Metros
ZF Produces new rail drives for Rome and Milan Metros

ZF will equip the metros built by Hitachi Rail for Italy's two largest cities of Milan and Rome with the latest generation of its two-stage spur gear drive.

Livery of Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 trains
Livery of Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 trains

The livery for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet has been revealed for the first time at Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe works.

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HS2 trains first to be recognised for reduced carbon impacts
HS2 trains first to be recognised for reduced carbon impacts

The high speed trains due to start running on the HS2 rail network within 10 years have been marked out as the most environmentally-friendly in the world.

Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 EDMUs made first test run to Chester and North Wales
Avanti West Coast’s Class 805 EDMUs made first test run to Chester and North Wales

On 26 July 2023 Avanti West Coast’s new Hitachi-built fleet marked another major milestone with its first journey to North Wales as part of its rigorous test programme.

Hitachi announces 20 Blues trains for Trenitalia delivered
Hitachi announces 20 Blues trains for Trenitalia delivered

On 27 June 2023, Hitachi announced that "first battery train in Europe completes phase one roll out".

New trains for Semboku Rapid Railway in Osaka
New trains for Semboku Rapid Railway in Osaka

Two four-car Class 9300 EMUs were built by Kinki Sharyo using parts supplied by Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Toyo Electric.

New high speed trains for Taiwan from Japanese consortium HTSC
New high speed trains for Taiwan from Japanese consortium HTSC

The Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium (HTSC) will deliver 12 trains for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR).

New Class 737 EMU For Hokkaido
New Class 737 EMU For Hokkaido

JR Hokkaido, the main operator on Japan's northernmost island, has introduced new two-car EMUs for the Muroran Main Line.

InnoTrans 2022 (41)
InnoTrans 2022 (41)

Hitachi Rail in Berlin presented the triple-power hybrid single deck train, named Blues, for Trenitalia. This type share some parts of the design with the Rock double-deck EMUs, a sample of which was on display at InnoTrans 2018. 

Knorr-Bremse Equips Passenger Trains With Coupling Systems For The First Time
Knorr-Bremse Equips Passenger Trains With Coupling Systems For The First Time

In the fourth quarter of 2022 Knorr-Bremse has received a major order for coupling, brake and door systems destined for metro trains in Italy. 

New Trains For The Osaka Metro
New Trains For The Osaka Metro

Osaka Metro has introduced a new Class 400 with an unusual "cosmic" design.

New Trains For Metro Milan
New Trains For Metro Milan

On 7 November 2022, ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) has awarded a 368 million EUR framework agreement for the manufacturing of new metro trains for the Milan metro, to Hitachi Rail.

Iryo Tickets On Sale
Iryo Tickets On Sale

Tickets for Iryo's open access service between Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona went on sale on 18 September, with an anticipated launch date of 25 November 2022.

Hitachi: The Hyperloop Capsule To Be Tested Using Digital Signalling Software In The Cloud
Hitachi: The Hyperloop Capsule To Be Tested Using Digital Signalling Software In The Cloud

Although the Hyperloop system is technically and physically nonsense, there are more and more companies getting involved in this project...