Hitachi Bids for SNCF High-Speed Train Contract

Hitachi Bids for SNCF High-Speed Train Contract
December 2, 2009 7:51 pm | Last Update: August 9, 2015 7:53 pm

Japan’s Hitachi will bid against French firm Alstom for a high-speed train contract from French state rail operator SNCF.

Bullet train manufacturer Hitachi will offer its latest Shinkansen-series model to the operator to replace the existing Alstom-built high-speed TGVs.

The move is part of Hitachi’s plans to expand in the European market as its high-speed train sales have until now been limited to the UK.

SNCF is expected to invite bids for the high-speed contract next year. The company’s chances to win the contract may be supported by SNCF’s concerns about the cost of new rolling stock, a company official said. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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