Digital Railway moves forward as Hitachi begins ETCS testing of Class 800s [RTM]

Date: 19/11/2016

The Digital Railway programme has hit a major milestone as Hitachi Rail Europe began testing digital technology on its Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains, set to enter passenger services on the Great Western route from next year. The intercity trains are fitted with digital signalling designed to boost capacity and relieve overcrowding as part of the DfTs ambitious Digital Railway programme. A Class 800 train (800 802) has now entered testing stage at Network Rails signalling facility ENIF, in Hitchin. [From Richard Buckby]

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