Hitachi Receives Order for UK Railway Transport Management System Prototype

Tokyo, August 29, 2012 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. has received an order for a prototype of a traffic management system from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited ("Network Rail") in the England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail will test and evaluate prototypes ordered from Hitachi and two other companies, and based on the outcome, it will make a decision regarding the future roll-out of traffic management across the entire rail network in Great Britain.