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High speed trains hurtle towards North East

The prototype new generation of high speed trains, which will run on the East Coast Main Line, have rolled off the production line in Japan. Most of them will be built at a new Hitachi factory in Newton Aycliffe.

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Japanese high speed trains hurtling toward the North East

The new high speed trains destined for the North East

The first of the new generation of bullet style intercity trains for Great Western and East Coast, have rolled off the production line in Japan.

Part of a £5 billion Government project, the trains will replace the current 40 year old carriages providing extra capacity and be assembled in Newton Aycliffe.

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