The future in the past!

TRAIN builder Hitachi Rail Europe has donated a driver’s cab of its new intercity train to the National Railway Museum at York.

Interior views of the Hitachi intercity train cab donated to the museum. HRE

Museum visitors will have the first opportunity in the UK to get up close and see the latest innovations in the rail industry following a wave of investment in new trains.

Visitors will be able to compare it directly to the cab of a 40-year-old Intercity 125 High Speed Train, currently in passenger service, which is also included in the museum’s collection in the
Great Hall.

Making up a trio of high-speed innovation in the hall is a Hitachi-built Japanese bullet train, or Shinkansen, also included as part of the exhibition. Their world famous reputation led to Hitachi building trains for the UK’s only high-speed rail line that connects St Pancras International to the continent. The new bullet train inspired fleet will harness similar technology used on the Shinkansen trains.

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