Topic: Hitachi Rail

Over 400 battery trains could be introduced in UK

Two-thirds of the UK’s railway network is non-electrified. This creates great promise and demand for battery-powered trains. Hitachi Rail has estimated the potential of the British market at the level of more than 400 vehicles...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five big signalling deals granted in UK

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail has chosen three contractors to improve the signalling systems in five regions. The entire value of the five deals is over 7 billion euros. They cover the Control Period 6...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Robroyston railway station

ScotRail adds 60th train station in Glasgow

UK’s railway operator Abellio ScotRail has added the new train station to its rail services in the Greater Glasgow area. Robroyston has become the 355th railway station in the company’s network and the 60th railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LNER Azuma bi-mode train, source: LNER

Bi-mode trains become more popular in UK

More and more Britain’s railway operators are including bi-mode electro-diesel trains into their fleets. Only this year three companies entered service this type of rolling stock on their routes. The fourth one is getting closer...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Nova train fleet

TransPennine Express introduces Nova trains

British train operator TransPennine Express has officially introduced 44 Nova trains. The new fleet allows the operator to increase capacity by 80 per cent, launch new connections and improve its service. To this end, TransPennine...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hitachi's train station of future, source: Hitachi Rail

Hitachi unveils concept of train station of future

Japanese technology company Hitachi Rail has unveiled its own vision of how train stations will look in the future. The concept is focused on introducing robots and digital solutions to serve passengers and implementing environmentally-friendly...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Trenitalia Jazz ETR425 train, source: Wikimedia Commons

Trenitalia seeks supplier for 250 electric trains

Italy’s state-owned rail operator Trenitalia has launched the procurement process for the purchase of 250 electric multiple units. The overall cost of the trains is circa 2.7 billion Euros. 250 single-deck vehicles will be used...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko