Hitachi Begins Shipment of Trains from Kasado Works

Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that it has begun shipment of the first completed pre-series Class 800 train unveiled in November 2014. The train has been produced for the UK Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), and following its recent completion is now being shipped from Kasado Works in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.