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RMT calls FGW Strike over safety, job losses and the new Hitachi rolling stock
First Great Western strike: Why are members striking, when is it and how long will they last? div.slideshow img {display: none;}   1 / 1     The First Great Western logo on a train. Services on some of the country's busiest routes will be...
Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East
Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East from: Oct 30, 2014 22:08 By Coreena FordWork will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factoryBenjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex Hitachi Rail Europe has further...
Hitachi to move rail business to UK from Japan
The BBC reports that Japanese electronics firm Hitachi says it will move its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom.The firm says it hopes the move will help it to expand the rail business to 4,000 workers from the current 2,500.It plans to increase revenue from 2bn euros to 3bn...
Hitachi to Strengthen Leadership Team to Drive Global Business Expansion in Rail Systems Business
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it will create the post of Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of April 1, 2014 to strengthen the management structure for global business expansion in the rail systems business. Specifically, Hitachi will assign a Global Chief...
Hitachi onboard ETCS technology successfully operating with Network Rail track-side system
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today announced that its Onboard ETCS (European Train Control System) solution has successfully connected to the Network Rail Cambrian Line signalling system, and achieved ETCS Level 2 operation.The breakthrough came as part of Hitachi Rail Europe’s...
£4.5bn Intercity express train deal to create 900 jobs
 £4.5bn Intercity express train deal to create 900 jobsA much-delayed deal for new intercity express trains was finally announced by the Government today, with the £4.5bn contract helping to create 900 new jobs.  Hitachi of Japan will build 596 rail carriages creating 730 skilled jobs...
Royal College of Art kicks off new train design project for London
The Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design programme and Hitachi Rail Europe are have announced their plans for a joint project to design a train for London, in London.The RCA is renowned for automotive design and are now expanding their area of expertise into public transportation design....
Crossrail confirms shortlist for rolling stock and depot facilities
Crossrail has confirmed the shortlist for new rolling stock and depot facilities. The following organisations will be invited to tender: Alstom Transport; Bombardier Transportation (UK) Ltd.; Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles SA; Hitachi Rail...
RMT slams Government plans to halve numbers of additional rail carriages from 1300 to 650
RMT today accused the government of deliberately distorting the announcement on rail investment to cover up the fact that they have halved the promised number of additional railway carriages over the next four years from 1300 to 650.RMT has also accused the government of kicking in to the long...
More than 2,100 new carriages for rail travellers as Government unveils rail investment package
The Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain's railways by 2019, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today as he unveiled plans to modernise the rail network, tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.Mr Hammond confirmed that...

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