Agility Trains

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Agility Trains Ltd.
Founded 2008 (2008)
Headquarters London, England, UK
Parent Hitachi (70%)
John Laing (30%)[1]

Agility Trains is consortium of Hitachi, and John Laing, which has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, and maintain a fleet of long-distance trains to replace Britain's InterCity 125 fleet as part of the Department for Transport's Intercity Express Programme.[2][3]

The Hitachi Super Express is designed to provide more seats and reduced journey times whilst being more environmentally friendly.[3]


  1. ^ "Agility Trains announced as preferred bidder for Intercity Express Programme (IEP)" (PDF). Agility Trains. 12 February 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "New train fleet 'to boost jobs'". BBC News. 12 February 2009. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Department for Transport (12 February 2009). "Passengers and economy to benefit from biggest investment in trains for a generation". Central Office of Information. Retrieved 12 February 2009. [dead link]

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