Agility Trains West Hitachi Train

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Agility Trains West

This is a rolling stock leasing project with 57 Hitachi class 800 bi-mode trains to be operated on the Great Western Mainline, and other routes currently served by the train operating company Great Western Railway. There is a usage guarantee from the Department for Transport (DfT) until 2045.

The Great Western rail franchise is currently operated by First Group. Hitachi is contracted for the manufacture and maintenance of the trains, which it does at three associated depots – one a short distance from London Paddington station and the others in Bristol and Swansea.

Equitix has an 60% interest in the underlying project.