Learn about Hitachi Rail Europe

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd (HRE) is the European headquarters of the Transportation Division of Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company of Hitachi Ltd. The Head Office is located in London and a maintenance depot for the Class 395 trains in Ashford, Kent.

HRE is responsible for the business operation of the transportation division's products and systems in Europe and makes use of the most up-to-date, modern and energy efficient engineering technology developed in Japan.

HRE is going from strength-to-strength. Building on a proud history in the rail industry and a global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership, Hitachi Rail Europe is committed to the long-term development of a strong rail and infrastructure industry in the UK and continental Europe.

HRE’s Class 395 high speed trains have been in commercial operation since December 2009 on the high-speed lines between Kent and London. The Class 465 traction replacement programme has been successfully delivered and continues to exceed the contractual service level.

HRE has been awarded the contract for the Intercity Express Programme for supply and maintenance of rolling stock for the UK. HRE is also actively pursuing business opportunities in continental Europe.