Green Energy & Mobility

Connecting the Future of Mobility

Digital Solutions

Green Energy & Mobility

We believe the future of transport will be driven by digitising and fully-integrating the entire mobility system to improve the whole passenger journey. By digitally connecting everything — from trains, signalling and infrastructure, to operations, maintenance and passenger-interfaces — the complete system can be planned, managed and optimised.

Couple this with the power of AI and Hitachi’s world-class engineering, and we can deliver a step-change in service. Innovation in rail is key in enabling us to grow our offering for our customers through enhancing existing products, systems and solutions, whilst also harnessing global market trends.

As a business, we are investing in innovative rail so that we can provide solutions for the megatrends effecting the mobility sector, including sustainability, autonomous vehicles, digitalisation, urbanisation and customer experience — all with a focus to enhance customer satisfaction and increase passenger experience.


Lumada Intelligent Mobility Management

Green Energy & Mobility

Lumada is Hitachi's portfolio of advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies. Lumada turns data into insights to drive digital innovation and customer value. As part of the Hitachi Group, Hitachi Rail has access to the Lumada platform of digital capabilities, including the digital expertise of GlobalLogic, Vantara and teams in adjacent industries such as Hitachi Energy and Hitachi ZeroCarbon. Hitachi Rail complements this digital expertise by bringing a hundred-year history in building and operating public transport networks. Hitachi Rail is uniquely positioned to act as a partner, systems integrator, OEM, and maintainer to any city or operator looking to better connect, scale, analyse and optimise their transport network.



Green Energy & Mobility

Hitachi Rail is the pioneer of autonomous train technology. Working in partnership with Rio Tinto, we have delivered an autonomous freight train contract in Australia. Keeping its pioneer title, we are working to have a fully automatic operated train running on open railway networks by 2025; an example of us continuing to enhance our freight solution.



Green Energy & Mobility

Hitachi Rail is investing in digitalisation - connecting its products, systems and solutions using Lumada, IoT sensors and disruptive technologies. This will optimise maintenance procedures, including automated maintenance to reduce the need for on-site intervention, both in order to provide the highest levels of operational efficiency and availability, whilst reducing overall maintenance costs.

Green Transformation

Green Transformation

Green Energy & Mobility

Our battery powered commuter trains – whether full battery, ‘hybrid’ battery-electric or ‘tri-brid’ battery-electric-diesel - are designed with reliability, sustainability, and efficiency in mind.

This new generation of hybrid technology brings improved performance across the fleet – lower CO2 output, up to 50% reduction in fuel consumption, lower noise, reduced journey times, and increased ranges with flexible, scalable battery capacity. Capable of running on both electrified and unelectrified railway lines, these battery powered trains offer greater flexibility for fleet management on regional lines with little to no impact on the existing railway infrastructure.

Thriving Urban Areas Enabled By Connected Intelligence And Social Innovation

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The forefront and future outlook of drones

On the verge of a society where people and drones coexist: The forefront and future outlook of drones

In Japan, at a time when the falling birthrate and the aging population give rise to the major social challenge of a shrinking workforce, unmanned aircraft known as drones are garnering attention as key to solving this problem.


Hitachi Developing a Pick-up Service to Help the Elderly in Rural Areas Get Around

As Hitachi, Ltd. wants elderly people in rural areas to enjoy freedom of movement and to be able to go wherever they want whenever they want, Hitachi is tackling the development of a new service in collaboration with Social Action Organization, which is working to improve and lessen the need for nursing care by taking advantage of information and communications technology (ICT).

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"People are moving from their cars to the track": Hitachi and Alstom Win UK High-speed Train Order

On December 9, 2021, Hitachi Rail and France’s Alstom announced that the Hitachi-Alstom High Speed (HAH-S) 50/50 joint venture has signed contracts with the U.K.’s High Speed Two (HS2) to design, build, and maintain the next-generation of high-speed trains for HS2 Phase 1.

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Bus EV Infrastructure: Enabling the Transition to Electric Bus Fleets

Transportation contributes to approximately one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.1 It is Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (102 million tonnes in 2018–20192), with the highest rate of growth.

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Hitachi Developing an In-Wheel Motor for EVs: "Realizing a More Comfortable Cabin"

As the urgency of realizing a decarbonized economy increases, so does the importance of electric vehicles (EVs), as they do not emit carbon dioxide when in motion.

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Hitachi to acquire railway signal business of Thales of France: Toward becoming a global leader in railway systems

On August 4, 2021, Hitachi, Ltd. announced that Hitachi Rail, which is the operator of a railway systems business, will acquire the railway signal business of Thales, a leading French electrical systems company.

US Rail Projects

Hitachi to Provide Rolling Stock in the U.S. Capitol for 2.2 Billion Dollars Contributing to the Development of Railway Services in the North America Market and Supporting Environmentally Sustainable Methods of Travel

Environmental issues have become a global concern in recent years, and rail transit is once again attracting a great deal of attention as an environmentally friendly and sustainable means of transportation, with 80% fewer emissions per kilometer than cars.

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Transforming the logistics industry: A delivery planning system now in operation at Mitsui & Co. Group

From food to everyday goods, products necessary to our daily lives are transported daily via logistics operations. Comparable to the circulation of blood in the body, logistics is a process that is vital to supporting the very foundation of our daily lives.

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Robot Trains: How Hitachi Rail Tech Enabled Global First in Heavy Freight Rail Automation

Robot trains…really? Well, essentially. Hitachi Rail and Rio Tinto collaborated to build the world’s first driverless heavy freight train – an automated heavy haul freight transportation system they call AutoHaul™.