GB Railfreight Celebrates Relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe by Naming Class 66 Locomotive

Image Courtesy of Hitachi Rail Europe

GB Railfreight have celebrated its relationship with Hitachi Rail Europe by naming one its Class 66 locomotives “Inspiration Delivered” at Network Rails Rail Innovation Development Centre.

The Class 66 locomotive was named appropriately due to Hitachi Rail Europe’s innovation and reliability.

Hitachi Rail Europe Locomotive

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, and Andy Rogers, Projects Director at Hitachi Rail Europe, unveiled the naming plaque, and was witnessed by representatives from the Department for Transport, Agility Trains, Network Rail, Virgin Trains East Coast and First Great Western.

GB Railfreight have also showed great commitment and support towards Hitachi Rail Europe’s testing programme. Giving another reason for holding the naming ceremony.

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said: Were delighted to be supporting Hitachi Rail Europe with its testing programme for IEP. This ceremony highlights our commitment to the project, and the name Inspiration Delivered successfully reflects the wider innovation and reliability of Hitachi Rail Europes business. We aim to carry out the testing effectively and support Hitachi Rail Europe in its delivery of IEP.

Andy Rogers, Projects Director from Hitachi Rail Europe, said: This is a proud moment for Hitachi Rail Europe to have this Class 66 locomotive named after Hitachi Rail Europes values, reflecting our expertise in innovation and on time delivery.

Andy goes on to say We would like to thank all our industry partners and key stakeholders for their support today and we look forward to inviting them all to the opening ceremony of the Hitachi Rail Europe Newton Aycliffe Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility very soon.”

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