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Experience and teamwork lead to a dependable and exciting experience for passengers

Japan's bullet trains are known throughout the world for their speed, design, and reliability. Hitachi, which built the Shinkansen, drew on its experience supplying trains for the Japanese market when it was contracted to deliver the UK's first domestic high-speed rail service. Learn about how Hitachi expertise, technology, and know-how were put to use to create Britain's favorite commuter train.

Customer: Southeastern (London & South Eastern Railway Limited) / High Speed 1 (HS1 Limited)
Industries: Transportation
Region: U.K.
Release Date: Mar. 2011
Products & Services: Transportation
Solutions By: Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd.