Delivering world-class trains, with world-class service

Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and is a total railway system supplier offering rolling stock, traction equipment, signalling, traffic management systems and maintenance centres.

Delivering World Class Trains

Our Global Head Office is located in Central London and we currently operate from project offices across the UK, several depot locations and our new state-of-the-art rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe. Our Class 395 Javelin trains currently in operation on the HS1 route have proven our capability in the UK, based on a blend of British and Japanese technical expertise.

The Intercity Express Programme, Abellio ScotRail franchise and contracts with First Group for their West of England and Transpennine routes will see our teams deliver over 200 new trains over the next two years. We are now looking to expand our operations further to build upon our global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.

Hitachi Rail Europe is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications, we are also a member of the WISE campaign which inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Our Mission, Vision and Values

At Hitachi Rail Europe, our beliefs and actions are guided by our Mission, Vision and Values. We take pride in holding ourselves and our projects to the highest standards, and our values provide benchmarks to evaluate our successes and opportunities for improvement.

Our Mission
Our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Our Vision
Our vision is that HRE will be a respected leading player with impact across the European rail industry.

Our Values
Our values inform us how we go about our work, these are taken from our parent company, Hitachi Limited.

Wa (Harmony): We need to show respect to our colleagues, to our suppliers, our clients and our stakeholders. We show respect to earn respect.

Makoto (Sincerity): We should act with integrity in all we say and do, this shows that we are sincere in holding to our stated values. We maintain fairness in all our dealings; our reputation is founded on how we go about our business.

Kaitakusha – Seishin (Pioneering Spirit): We lead with ambition, seeking new challenges; we are not afraid to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of our business. 


Hitachi Rail’s Gender Pay Report for the UK

The publication of Hitachi Rail’s gender pay report for the UK reflects the importance of diversity and inclusion to our own plans for business growth. Our sector is characterised by a predominance of male employees and, if we are to meet the demands of a modern railway, we must introduce people new to the industry from a multitude of backgrounds and possessing different skills. Equally importantly, greater diversity enables us to create the best, most innovative products and services for our customers and the wide cross-section of passengers they serve.

Having calculated our gender pay report using the reporting regulations, Hitachi Rail in the UK is providing fair and equal pay for our people. We will continue to strive for our goals for a more diverse workforce and to ensure that our business and all our stakeholders share in the many benefits this will deliver.

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Karen Boswell OBE
Managing Director (Hitachi Rail Europe) and Chief Administration Officer (Hitachi Rail)