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Hitachi is moving its global rail headquarters from Tokyo to London. The move comes after the firm won a £1.2 billion deal to make the next generation of inter-city trains at its new factory in County Durham.
The new purpose-built factory in Newton Aycliffe is expected to be operational from 2015 with full production starting in 2016.
A total of 270 carriages will be manufactured at the new plant, enhancing the factory's ability to win lucrative rail contracts across Europe.ends 200853 MAR 14