Hitachi IEP Class 800

Hitachi IEP Class 800

Launched with a massive fanfare in 2017, the Hitachi Class 800 and its derivatives are set to become the predominant express train in use in this country. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the development of this futuristic unit.

Above: The classic Great Western Main Line location of Teignmouth plays host to Class 800001 on a test run on July 17 2017. The unit had run from North Pole to Plymouth as 5X91 and returned as the 1.06pm Plymouth-North Pole International depot. Colin Marsden.

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