Hitachi shortlisted for HS2 contract.(Hitachi Rail Europe)

(Hitachi Rail Europe Image)

HS2 Ltd today revealed that Hitachi Rail Europe has been shortlisted to deliver Britain’s next generation of state-of-the-art high speed trains, which will carry tens of thousands of people every day across the UK’s new high speed network and beyond.

HS2 Ltd said: 

“Operating at speeds of up to 225mph (360kph), the new fleet will deliver unparalleled levels of reliability, speed and comfort as well as providing much-needed extra capacity between the UK’s major cities and giving a boost to high tech skills and expertise in the UK”

The full shortlist announcement can be found here

Responding to the announcement, Karen Boswell OBE, Hitachi Rail Europe Managing Director said:

“Hitachi is delighted to have been selected for the next stage of the rolling stock procurement process for HS2. We look forward to further developing our proposals for this hugely exciting and important project, which will deliver enormous benefits for the whole of the U.K.”