GBRF signs contract to test Hitachi electric trains

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GB Railfreight has won a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to test the newly built electric intercity trains on the East Coast Main Line.

Testing will begin in Spring 2017. John Smith, managing director of GB Railfreight, said: “The state-of-the-art IEP trains will transform rail travel in the UK and create opportunities for growth across several regions. I’m pleased that GB Railfreight has the opportunity to extend its relationship with Hitachi to ensure that these trains are tested and commissioned so that they are ready to deliver improved services for rail passengers.”

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