Hitachi's new Scottish EMU construction starts next month

Construction of the first AT200 electric multiple units for ScotRail will begin in November.

Body shells will be constructed using Hitachi’s Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technology, in Kasado (Japan).

Eventually the AT200s (Class 385s) will be assembled at Hitachi’s assembly plant at Newton Aycliffe. 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 31/10/2015 15:25

    Hitachi could also built the AT200 Commuter trains to replace the Class 321's used on the London Liverpool Street-Southend Victoria, Braintree, Colchester, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Harwich Town, Colchester Town, Walton-on-the-Naze, Southminster, Chelmsford and Witham Great Eastern routes operated by Abellio Greater Anglia in 10 years time as the Class 321's are getting old and are ageing very slowly. Plus the AT200 are to be air-conditioned and are formed as 3-car and 4-car formation with a maximum speed of 110mph.

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