In this week's episode of the Global Japanese program, we talk about how Japan shares its technology expertise around the globe. We went to Newton Aycliffe, known as the world's railroad center in northeastern England. The first steam trains used for passenger transportation were manufactured in this region at 1825. Now at this symbolic point almost two centuries later the world's most modern trains are produced.
We're exploring the Hitachi factory with our reporter Serge Rombi: ı First of all, I invite you to discover this factory. It just started. He opened his doors at 2015 in September. Here, based on the famous train network of Japanese technology Shinkansen, the latest model high-speed trains are produced. And of course for the European market. Ve
Hitachi factory has signed a profitable contract in a short time.
UK, 122 cities for the train network found the express train order.
Some of the trains will be in the west of the country from autumn, while others will be used at the 2018 on the east coast.
The design of the train made by the Japanese, some components were produced in Japan. But its installation is entirely in England.
These trains are not exactly the same model as those in Japan.
England was adapted to the characteristics of the local train network. For example, it works with electric and diesel technology called çalışıy dual mode Örneğin.
Nina Harding, head of communication at Hitachi, said: lus It is possible to switch from diesel to electric mode without having to stop. This is unseen. Electrical mode can be switched off and switched to knee without stopping during travel. "
Providing employment for more than a thousand people, this factory also provided employment opportunities to dozens of subcontractors and provided the development of the regional economy.
Nina Harding, head of communications at Hitachi, said: N We are conducting various studies with the local community. We sponsored the technical college at the new technical college. For this reason, we inspire the new generation of train designers and engineers and ensure that the local people stay in this region. Because the North East needs these people to stay in the region. Zira
Shinkansen has been in use in Japan since 1964.
In addition to being fast, it is known to have a comfortable, punctual and exceptional level of security throughout the world: almost half an century has never happened.
India has chosen Shinkansen for its first high-speed train line.
Shinkansen trains are in use since 2009 in the UK. Javelin trains, which are used on the Eurostar line in the southeast of the country, have reduced the travel time between London and Ashford, for example. 85 from 225 to 35 km per hour, the fast journey time XNUMX minutes.
Train driver Andrew Perry: ş A more modern train. Driving speed is obviously higher and better. The most important difference is this: it is less time-consuming, faster and more efficient driving. En
During the Olympic Games at the 2012, Javelin trains short distances, making great changes in the life of the locals by going to London on a daily basis to work and return.
Bulabil There are so many people in the morning but we can still find a seat. There are also sockets to charge your phone or computer. Really good."
Konforlu Always punctual, fast and comfortable. Since I travel outside of the crowded hours, I can always find a seat. Kalabalık
”I don't often use it, but it's a nice experience and it's amazing how fast it is.“
Javelin Train achieves the highest levels of satisfaction in independent quality surveys of railway services in the UK. This shows the true quality of trains.
Mark Hughes, head of Hitachi Rail Europe's factory, said: X Javelin meets the 99 of the service and has a high level of reliability. In addition to offering excellent service to passengers, it also offers a great train experience to London. Yol
Our reporter Serge Rombini said: UM The 29 Javelin train, which is in use every day in the UK, is brought to this inspection depot for control. A full check-up takes place every month. This makes it possible to keep the reliability of the high-speed trains up-to-date Bu.
Against these arguments, Britain's different rail networks cannot remain indifferent.
Koji Agatsuma, chief engineer of Hitachi Rail Europe:: We are pleased with our customers. Our customer believes in us. As we please them, the orders we receive increase. It's based on a simple strategy and Japanese Omotenashi culture. Basit
Omotenashi, in other words, to respond to the customer's needs and meet their wishes. Omotenashi is one of the values Japan wants to spread throughout the world.
Source : I tr.euronews.co