Hitachi and the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) have jointly received the 2022 iF Design Award for the EMU3000 electric intercity express train.
The EMU3000 can be seen in operation throughout Taiwan. In January 2019 Hitachi Rail received an order worth 160 billion JPY (1.11bn EUR | 1.19bn USD) for 600 EMU3000 cars, with the first entering service last December.
Delivery is expected to be completed in 2024.
The Germany-based iF International Forum Design has sponsored the prestigious award for more than half a century, evaluating entrants’ products for originality and innovation in design and functionality.
This includes assessing green credentials, quality and ease of use.
Out of 11,000 entrants from almost 60 countries, the EMU3000 came out top.
“Hitachi Rail is delighted to receive this prestigious award.
“This highlights and recognises our commitment to designing and delivering safe and reliable fleets that can deliver seamless and sustainable journeys for passengers.”
Static testing has begun on the first of Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.
RFI has awarded its tender for the design and construction of an ERTMS across 42,000 kilometres of railway lines in Italy.
The Copenhagen Metro, Metro Service, and Hitachi Rail have concluded a digital asset management agreement to make services more reliable.
Hitachi Rail has launched its latest digital rail products at the 2022 Railway Systems Supplies Inc. Communication & Signalling exhibition.
The ORR has made a number of recommendations after reviewing the safety issues that caused the Class 800 trains to be withdrawn last year.
Hitachi Rail has chosen Washington County, Maryland as the location for its new $70m manufacturing site.
Hitachi Rail and its subsidiary Perpetuum have won a contract with Network Rail to develop condition monitoring technology in Scotland.
Infranord has chosen Hitachi Rail to design, build and install on-board digital signalling systems for its yellow maintenance trains.
Hitachi Rail has signed an agreement with AMT to supply Genoa Metro with 14 new trains. These will support the expansion of the Metro.
Hitachi Rail has successfully adapted its digital interlocking product to meet German specifications and standards.
HS2 has signed the Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter and will share its rail systems' technical specifications publicly.
Paris Metro operator RATP has renewed its maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail, continuing a partnership that's lasted over 100 years.
Hitachi Rail has won the contract to operate and maintain the autonomous metro at Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh.
Hitachi Rail has signed a long-term partnership agreement with IMT to add the company’s monitoring sensors to its digital freight service.
Hitachi Rail is upgrading Nordic Re-Finance's fleet of TMe diesel-electric locomotives with ERTMS and STM. The work will be complete by 2023.
The contract to design, build and maintain the HS2 rolling stock fleet for Phase 1 London-Birmingham has gone to the Hitachi Rail-Alstom JV.
As part of Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, the companies agreed to divest a number of assets, including the V300 ZEFIRO.
Hitachi has been chosen to design and build a fleet of N100 express trains for Tobu Railway Company's Tokyo and Nikko and Kinugawa service.
Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains have agreed to retrofit batteries on to TransPennine Express Nova 1 intercity trains.
Hitachi Rail and ScottishPower have signed a three-year deal for 100 percent renewable electricity (wind, solar, hydro-electric).
Hitachi Rail and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for the delivery of 50 high-capacity regional trains for Lombardy, Italy.
ILSA has awarded Hitachi Rail España the contract for the maintenance of its fleet of 20 new ETR trains for 30 years.
Network Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke S a contract to design a digital signalling solution for the Gloucester area.
Hitachi Rail is displaying a series of new products aimed at freight railroads and passenger rail operators at the RSSI C&S Exhibition.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its interim report into the cracks found in Hitachi's Class 800 trains.
Thales and Hitachi Rail have entered into exclusive negotiations regarding Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems Global Business Unit.
The ORR has published findings showing that train operators kept passengers well informed during the Class 800 cracking issue.
The ORR has launched a 'lessons learned' review to examine how the cracking issue in the Hitachi Class 800 trains occurred.
The IRICAV Due Consortium is set to start work on a section of Italy’s Verona-Padua high-speed, high-capacity railway.
Hitachi Rail has issued a service recovery plan for reintroducing the Class 800 trains back into service, following the detection of cracks.
The UK's Class 800 high-speed trains have been withdrawn from service after cracks were found in their lifting blocks on the bogies.
Hitachi Rail has joined the US High Speed Rail Association as a VIP Member in light of the Biden Administration's pro-rail stance.
Hitachi Rail has completed its acquisition of digital technology company Perpetuum, giving it a broader digital portfolio.
Hitachi Rail has contracted Knorr-Bremse and two of its subsidiaries to provide braking, entrance and HVAC systems for 30 trams for Turin.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Hitachi a contract for 256 8000-series railcars with options for 544 more.
Italy: Trentialia has awarded an integrated logistics support contract to Hitachi Rail for its high-speed Frecciarossa fleet.
Following an 8.5 million GBP investment at its site in Newton Aycliffe, Hitachi Rail has started welding and painting UK passenger cars.
Hitachi Rail is to deploy its ERTMS technology on 140km of the Malmbanen line in Sweden, a single-track line that crosses the Arctic Circle.
Hitachi Rail has successfully trialled its first battery-powered tram in Italy. Battery-powered trams can make do without overhead lines.
Hitachi has partnered with Eversholt Rail to install batteries in a Class 802 Intercity Express Train, removing one of the diesel engines.
Hitachi will deliver 28 six-car monorail vehicles as well as the signalling systems and other equipment for line 3 of the Panama Metro.
SNCF Réseau's ARGOS parternship is moving from the research to the development phase with Thales, Alstom and Hitachi as industry partners.
Hitachi Rail has won a contracty worth 798 million USD to install a modern CBTC system in the San Francisco Bay Area (BART).
Hitachi Rail has announced its intention to acquire Southampton-based Perpetuum to help it accelerate its digital strategy for rail.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier have signed a contract with Trenitalia to design and build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains.
The first nine body shells for the new fleet of Hitachi AT300 trains (Class 805 and Class 807) for Avanti West Coast have arrived in the UK.
Hitachi Rail has partnered with Hyperdrive Innovation to drive forward battery technology for trains in Britain as an additional power option.
Hitachi begins manufacturing the 5 Class 803 EMUs in its East Coast Trains order. The trains will run on the East Coast Main Line from 2021.
Hitachi Rail has commissioned phase 1 of Taipei Metro's new Circular Line in Taiwan. The current line also features Hitachi rolling stock.
Hitachi is to build 23 new intercity trains for the new Avanti West Coast franchise which First Trenitalia will begin operating on 8 December.
Hull Trains has received the first of its five Class 802 'Paragon' trains from Hitachi. They will enter service over time, all by early 2020.
Operating as East Midlands Railway, Abellio has taken over the East Midlands franchise, which it will run for eight years, until 2027.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 31: Alstom supply 10 additonal Coradia trains to various French regions, launch the Citadis and more.
Abellio UK, franchisee of East Midlands Railway (EMR), invests £400 million in new Hitachi trains for East Midlands Railway.
ScotRail have introduced the first eight-car Class 385 trains on the main line between Glasgow Queen Street station and Edinburgh Waverley.
Bombardier and Hitachi have unveiled the first image of their proposed HS2 train design. They will submit their bid to HS2 Ltd today.
A Hitachi-Bombardier partnership is to design and manufacture 14 ETR1000 trains for Trenitalia, adding to the 50 the Italian TOC operates.
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The first Hitachi Azuma trains have entered service on the East Coast Main Line between London and Leeds for franchise operator LNER.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 16: Stadler presents its new Capricorn train and wins locomotive contract in Finland.
The Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN) visited Hitachi Rail as part of TfN's vision for the future of the North's economy.
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The new Hitachi Class 385 electric multiple unit has entered service on additional routes in Scotland, bringing the total in operation to 31.
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Hitachi has joined forces with Spencer Group to bid for a 500 million pound contract to build new Tyne and Wear metro trains along with a maintenance centre.
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Ansaldo STS, a joint-venture between Hitachi Rail Systems and Mitsubishi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Panama Metro (MPSA) for a new monorail. T...
Hitachi has opened a new building at its Newton Aycliffe Manufacturing Facility in the UK which builds intercity and commuter trains. The project cost the manuf...
ScotRail has confirmed that the first vehicle in its fleet of 26 upgraded high-speed InterCity trains has arrived in Scotland. The upgraded trains will offer mo...
Hitachi has started constructing a fleet of Azuma trains for London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to operate on the East Coast Main Line in England and Scotland....
Hitachi Rail Europe has completed the initial testing of the first Nova 1 fleet which the Japanese company has produced for TransPennine Express (TPE) in the no...
Hitachi Rail Europe and Bombardier Transportation have announced a joint bid to the HS2 Procurement Programme for the design, build and delivery a fleet of besp...
Hitachi Rail Europe has announced that the bespoke electric commuter train which it has designed for ScotRail has received ‘Type Authorisation’ for operatio...
The first Class 802 Hitachi test train for TransPennine Express’s Nova 1 fleet has arrived in the UK. The new fleet will provide 161 additional seats per trai...
Hitachi and JSC Transmashholding have signed an agreement to produce high performance traction inverters within the Russian Federation.The joint venture will us...
New Intercity Express Trains manufactured in Italy for Great Western Railway’s (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route are to begin a rare journey across Europe.
he Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) placed its first new train into service – ushering in a new era of modern, high-tech trains...
The fleet, which is being built at Hitachi Rail Europe’s manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, will be rolled out across the Great...
Passengers in Scotland are a step closer to the arrival of new ScotRail Alliance trains, after the next phase of testing began in Germany.
Hitachi Rail, one of the largest builder and maintainer of trains in the UK, has launched a new national apprentice and graduate programme.
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The Baltimore Metro project features 78 state-of-the-art Hitachi railcars and the replacement of the existing signalling system with an advanced CBTC...
Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department...
The Vivalto double-deck railcars are part of a framework contract concerning the production of 706 cars for Trenitalia, for a total amount of €987 million.
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Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma fleet (Class 800), due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.
Hitachi Rail Europe, the company building and maintaining new intercity trains, is on schedule to employ 250 people at the newly built Doncaster rail depot.
The first two-car train from Hitachi Rail Italy for Miami MetroRail has left the Medley plant in Florida and is on its way to the Lehman Center. A total...
The delivery of InterCity Express Trains to GWR will transform passenger experience for routes connecting London to Wales and the South West of England.
Hitachi Rail Italy has been awarded a contract worth €106 million from ATM to manufacture an additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains for the city of Milan.
Hitachi Rail Europe, the company building and maintaining the new InterCity Express Trains to run on the Great Western route, is recruiting for 150 new...
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Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS yesterday presented at the new Taipei maintenance facility, the first new driverless metro train for the Department of...
Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), a global rail specialist with over 100 years of industry expertise, today celebrates the first Intercity Express Train (IEP) to..
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