Posted on 30 November 2012 by Mirko Gutemann, Images by Hitachi, Robert Hack
MTU supplies 250 Powerpacks for new railcars in the British Intercity Express program. Maintenance contract covers next 27.5 years.
Hitachi Rail Europe based in the UK capital, London, is a subsidiary of Hitachi Europe and part of the Japanese Hitachi Group. The Shinkansen train in Japan is the best-known example of a high-speed train produced by Hitachi. The first rail contract secured by Hitachi was for a fleet of 29 British Class 395 high-speed trains.