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          The Hitachi Group in Europe comprises the European operations of Hitachi Group. With 146 legal entities and approximately 20,000 employees. Hitachi in Europe is committed to improving society through the development of technology.
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          Solstice House
          Middleton Drive, Bradford on Avon
          BA15 1GB, UK
          +44 (0) 1225 860 140
        • Plymouth
          Building 2, Brooklands
          Budshead Road, Plymouth
          PL6 5XR, UK+44 (0) 1752 770 770
        • Derby
          Railway Technical Centre
          DE24 8UP, UK

Railway software that's as advanced as our trains

HICSE rail software solutions are created exclusively for the railway industry, adding value across a whole project lifecycle. Developed with efficiency in mind, our rail technology helps provide a better service for passengers and freight users through its ability to halve the time and slash the cost of signalling design. 

As the world faces unprecedented economic challenges, more than ever before, it is essential to get maximum value for every spend. Most projects get stuck in a drawn-out option selection process, spending significant time and budget on detailed analysis and testing of multiple options. Hitachi's railway technology uses intelligent design and simulation to reduce the selection time, so multiple options can be ruled out faster and a single option chosen earlier in the process. 

Signaller Training

Accurate simulation offers maximum value as a training tool. Simulation as a tool for the training of signallers in the UK was a key recommendation from the Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry of 1999. Hitachi’s simulations for mainline railway applications are, in essence, infrastructure and operational models that either plug into, or emulate, an OEM’s control system (workstation). This provides the trainee with an environment which is controlled exactly as the live railway and the trainer with the ability to run scenario-based sessions.
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Accurate modelling of operational reliability and capacity is required to understand the impact of timetable changes, infrastructure changes, reduced capacity, maintenance, enhancements and many other factors. Hitachi’s capabilities in IOT, together with a range of world class simulation and modelling solutions presents a unique opportunity to positively impact the safety, performance and capacity challenges faced by railway networks.
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Intelligent Design is critical to the success of any rail infrastructure project. In response to the rail industry's growing need for intelligent design tools Hitachi has a range of solutions to support the signalling design process, reducing costs through greater efficiencies and make planning work more efficient.
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Keeping trackside workers safe on Britain’s busy and complex rail network is a vital task. Hitachi is developing a totally digital solution that operates in parallel with existing processes and requires no lineside hardware.
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Trackside Guardian…
Alerts when there are trains approaching on adjacent tracks
Gets us home safely everyday
Gives us confidence that protection is in place
Trackside Guardian…
Alerts when there are trains approaching on adjacent tracks
Gets us home safely everyday
Gives us confidence that protection is in place
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