Hitachi Rail Europe – a total railway supplier for the 21st century
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is the European headquarters of the Transportation Division of Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company of Hitachi Ltd. The Head Office is located in London, a maintenance depot for the Class 395 trains is based in Ashford, Kent and a train manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe will be operational from 2015.
The Hitachi Class 395 train runs on HS1 between London and Ashford, and further to the Kent coast. From day one, passenger satisfaction surveys proved how a fast, reliable train service can increase passenger numbers. During the London Olympics, the trains provided the Javelin™ train service, taking over 2.4 million passengers on the 7-minute journey between St Pancras and Stratford. Hitachi Rail Europe has also been awarded the contract for the Intercity Express Programme for supply and maintenance of rolling stock for the UK.
Making use of the most up-to-date, modern and energy efficient engineering technology developed in Japan, our company is going from strength to strength. Building on a proud history in the rail industry and a global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership, Hitachi Rail Europe is committed to the long-term development of a strong rail and infrastructure industry in the UK and continental Europe.