Major order for Hitachi

An order of 270 carriages has been placed with Hitachi. The class 800 series will be operated on the East Coast Main Line from 2019. The new Hitachi factory, in County Durham, is expected to begin manufacturing high speed trains from 2016.

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New train order for Hitachi

The government has given the green light for a £1.2 billion order to be placed with Hitachi in Newton Aycliffe, building train carriages.