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Hitachi trains win three prestigious awards in Japan


Hitachi Rail has won three Good Design Awards from Japan’s Institute of Design Promotion. These recognised the innovative design, quality and delivery of Hitachi trains across three different rail services. These were:

  1. N700S Shinkansen bullet train run by the Central Japan Railway Company;
  2. Series 18000 subway train run by on Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon line;
  3. EMU3000 Intercity train run by the Taiwan Railway Administration.
Taiwan Railway Administration’s EMU3000 Intercity train was another Hitachi Rail design to win an award.

Considered Japan’s most prized design awards, the Institute of Design Promotion has been highlighting business design ingenuity for more than 50 years. It focuses on recognising excellent designs that simultaneously enrich lives and contribute to economic development.

This year, the Institute of Design Promotion recognised Hitachi Rail’s continued commitment to delivering trains that are quiet, comfortable, environmentally friendly and appeal to passengers, as a result of their excellent internal and exterior design.

A Series 18000 subway train that runs on Tokyo Metro’s Hanzomon line.
Koji Agatsuma, Hitachi Rail.

Koji Agatsuma, Hitachi Rail’s group chief operating officer (rolling stock), said: “Hitachi Rail is delighted to receive this prestigious award for three different fleets. It is further recognition of the leading role we are playing in the delivery of modern, safe and environmentally friendly trains, not only in Japan but across the world.

“We design our services to be passenger-centric and to deliver comfortable, fast and reliable transport. We continue to strive to deliver innovative solutions which prioritise a first-class passenger experience and encourage modal shift from cars and planes to trains.”

The electric-powered EMU3000 intercity train that runs in Taiwan has also been selected for the Good Design ‘Best 100’ category.


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