Hitachi Rail is transforming journeys for passengers across Scotland with our reliable and zero-emission trains

Scotland's Trusted Partner


Hitachi Rail knows Scotland’s railways. With 155 Hitachi trains transporting passengers from The Borders to The Highlands and 300 people working to improve Scotland’s railways at our facilities in Edinburgh and Glasgow

We have successfully delivered the award winning Class 385 - Scotland’s fastest train, delivering record levels of reliability and increased passenger satisfaction for ScotRail.

Followed by the Lumo fleet, which is improving intercity journeys between Edinburgh and London - achieving 100% reliability since its introduction.

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Decarbonising Scotland’s Railways


Following on from being principal partner of COP26,Hitachi is a proven climate change innovator in Scotland, supporting Scotland’s target of decarbonised passenger rail by 2035.

The 100% electric Hitachi Class 385 is cutting tailpipe CO2 emissions by over 10,000 tonnes/ year - The equivalent of taking over 2,200 cars off the road every year.

We want to go further and faster through the  introduction of  battery trains to Scotland. Extending zero-emission travel beyond the wires, creating seamless travel, and making electrification simpler, cheaper and quicker.

To decarbonise we need holistic understanding how rail interacts with an evolving national grid - our collaboration with Hitachi Energy is essential to bring this innovation to Scotland.

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Bringing Smart Mobility to Scotland


Our digital signalling, monitoring and maintenance solutions are in  operation across Scotland. From driverless train technology to on-board digital sensors which monitor track condition.

We utilise digital technology to help make track and train smarter, whilst delivering value for money across the network.

Conversations in Clean Transport: ScotRail Class 385

Featured post 01/03/2022

Making the Railway Resilient

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Featured post 24/02/2022

Our Class 385's - Transforming Scotland’s Railways

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Our Thinking

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