New Hitachi Class 385 train unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley Station
Published on: 10th February 2016
DCA’s full size model of the interior of Hitachi’s new Class 385 train has been unveiled to the public at Waverley Station in Edinburgh by Derek Mackay, Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands, Karen Boswell, Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe and Phil Verster, Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance.
As well as designing and building the full size model and supporting its installation in Edinburgh, DCA has been working closely with Hitachi’s team in Japan and the UK since the beginning of 2015 to deliver the new design for first and standard class passenger interiors of the Class 385 train against challenging timescales. In addition, we have also worked with the engineering team in Japan on the development of the unique driver’s cab for this train.
Fabrication of the First Class 385 body shells began last October and the first trains will enter service with Abellio ScotRail in Autumn 2017.