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Scottish capital debut for new Hitachi trains
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Almost 7,000 new vehicles on order for UK market
Intercity Express Programme trains reached Scotland for the first time on August 16, when the first IEP ran to Dunbar for testing.
Hitachi Rail Europe Managing Director KAREN BOSWELL interview by RICHARD CLINNICK
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The first ScotRail Class 385s have left Japan where they have been built by Hitachi. The first train arrives in the UK in October.
Great Western Railway unveiled its first Class 800 at Reading on June 30, however RAIL was invited to view 800004 being wrapped at North Pole on June 28.
Great Western Railway unveiled its first IEP Class 800 at Reading on June 30, but RAIL was invited to view the train two days prior at North Pole.
The first Class 385 bodyshells have left Japan, and are bound for the UK
Two bi-mode Class 800s ran from Old Dalby to North Pole on April 11.
A selection of images by RICHARD CLINNICK taken on March 18 at London King's Cross, when Virgin unveiled 800101.
Photographs released today, taken at the Hitachi production plant at Kasado, Japan
Pictures from the opening of Hitachi Rail Europe's new IEP works in Newton Aycliffe near Doncaster
Photographs by NIGEL HARRIS, reporting from Hitachi's Kasado Works in Kudamatsu City, Southern Japan