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Hitachi wins $2 bil. Washington railcar contract

  • March 18, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 11:20 a.m.
  • English Press

Japanese company Hitachi has won a 2.2-billion dollar contract to build a new model of railcar for Washington DC’s subway system.


The transit authority in the US capital wants 800 railcars from Hitachi, which plans to construct a new factory there to start delivery in 2024. It marks the largest-ever contract for the firm’s US railway business.


Railways are a key revenue source for Hitachi. In 2015, the firm acquired an Italian railcar business as it pushed to expand in Europe and North America.

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