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Joint venture to build HS2 fleet

High Speed Rail

Peter Plisner
16 December 2021
An early visualisation of an HS2 train
An early visualisation of an HS2 train

 

HS2 Ltd has confirmed on that a Hitachi/Alstom joint venture has been awarded the contracts to build Britain’s next generation of high speed trains at their factories in Derby and County Durham in a major deal set to support 2,500 jobs across the UK. 

The contracts worth an initial £2bn will see the joint venture design, build and maintain a fleet of 54 high-speed trains that will operate on HS2, currently being built between London, the West Midlands and Crewe.

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