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There is a lot being reported on the web about the next generation of British high speed rail trainsets.

UK DfT shortlists Alstom, Hitachi, Express Rail fornew inter-city train UPDATE

LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The UK government has picked consortiums involving Alstom, Siemens AG, Bombardier Inc and Hitachi to design a new generation of long-distance train for the UK.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it had shortlisted Alstom-Barclays Rail Group, Express Rail Alliance – a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Siemens, Angel Trains and Babcock & Brown – and Hitachi Europe Ltd for the Intercity Express Programme.

The fleet of new trains, which will enter full service in 2015, will replace the 30-year-old workhorse of the British rail network, the Intercity 125 high-speed diesel train.

The trains will be lighter and more environmentally friendly than current stock, will be capable of running on electrified and non-electrified lines and will also be able to carry significantly more passengers, the DfT said.




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