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Hitachi Rail introduces Social Product Declaration to track environmental and social impacts of its products

Dec. 11, 2023
The Social Product Declaration will help Hitachi Rail record work done by its more than 20,000 suppliers across the entire value chain – and evaluate their social performance ...

European Commission approves Hitachi Rail's acquisition of Thales GTS

Nov. 1, 2023
The approval from the European Commission means the US$1.75 billion transaction has received required clearances from all 13 competition authorities.
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Mobility Management

Oct. 3, 2023
Lumada Intelligent Mobility Management offers a set of solutions that allow passengers to enjoy both a seamless and sustainable travel experience.
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Railroad Signals, PTC, Control Systems & Products


June 6, 2023
DGTRACK is an advanced audio-frequency-based track circuit used to continuously detect train presence within mainline track circuit blocks.
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A rendering of the interior of Hitachi Rail's $70-million Hagerstown, Md., train factory.

Hitachi Rail releases final design of train factory and test track

Oct. 18, 2022
The facility, located in Hagerstown, Md., is scheduled to open in 2024 and will begin by manufacturing WMATA's 8000-series railcars.

Hitachi Rail completes acquisition of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to ETR 1000 high-speed train platform from Alstom

July 5, 2022
Hitachi Rail jointly manufactured the train and has now acquired the business activities related to Bombardier Transportation's contribution.
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FDC 3G Wayside Signaling Platform

May 31, 2022
Hitachi Rail’s FDC 3G wayside signaling platform offers train control features like modern track circuits and lighting applications.

Hitachi Rail announces new digital rail products

May 16, 2022
The new suite of digital products includes PTC onboard system, railcar telematics product line and enhancements towards an intelligent wayside.
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A rendering of the future facility.

Hitachi Rail announces location for new $70M factory to build railcars for the Washington metro region

March 21, 2022
The new state-of-the-art factory and test track will be built in Washington County, Maryland, and cover an area larger than five football fields.
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Railroad Signals, PTC, Control Systems and Products

Hitachi Rail launches innovations to improve reliability, safety, performance of America’s rail network

Sept. 22, 2021
Innovations include improved crossings gate mechanism, enhanced onboard train control systems, advanced wayside vital processor and more.

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WMATA to host Fleet of the Future Expo from March 20 through April 3

March 6, 2024
The expo will give the public a sneak peek at its all-digital, new 8,000-series railcars and zero-emissions buses.
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40 Under 40

2023 40 Under 40: Javier Ramirez Salgado

Aug. 22, 2023
Javier Ramirez Salgado, Program Manager, Hitachi Rail
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The Honolulu rail system, Skyline, opened for service on June 30.

Honolulu’s Skyline opens for service

July 3, 2023
The 11-mile first phase of the project will connect riders between Kualakaʻi (East Kapolei) Station and Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station with two additional phases planned to extend...
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A rendering of an Ontario Line platform.

Connect 6ix team awarded C$9 billion Ontario Line contract

Nov. 18, 2022
Along with the awarding of the second contract for the 15.6-kilometer Ontario Line, two RFQs were issued for the rail project’s northern segment.
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Welder Preston Krone of Morrison Metalweld Process Corp. working on a frog.

HART completes track modification to fix tight gage at five double crossovers

April 21, 2022
With the modification to the trackwork complete, the agency will begin running trial trains over the first segment of the rail system.
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MTA has awarded a contract to upgrade the Queens Interlocking on the Main Line.

New York MTA awards contracts for Penn Station Access Project, LIRR interlocking upgrade

The rail projects will improve service reliability and, as it pertains to the Penn Station Access Project, fill a rail service gap.
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Hitachi Rail expects to drive growth in its signaling and turnkey business, like the autonomous metro system it supplied in Copenhagen.

Hitachi Rail to acquire Thales signaling business in a deal worth US$2 billion

Hitachi Rail expects the deal to strengthen the company's position within the rail signaling market and accelerate its MaaS offering.
A rendering of the new 8000-series cars that will be built by Hitachi Rail for WMATA.

WMATA awards 8000-series railcar contract to Hitachi Rail

March 18, 2021
The $2.2-billion contract includes a base order of 256 cars with options to build up to 800 cars.

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OP-ED: Why rail is once again playing a national-transforming role in America

March 23, 2022
Rail is going to play an increasingly large part in America’s new generation of infrastructure.

Hitachi Rail successfully tests first battery-powered tram

Feb. 2, 2021
The tram requires no overhead wires or other electrified infrastructure.