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Hitachi and Alstom win $2.6bn British bullet train contract

Partners to deliver 54 trains for fastest high-speed rail in Europe

Hitachi and Alstom will build trains for the U.K.'s High Speed Two project. (Photo courtesy of Hitachi Rail and Alstom)

LONDON -- Japan's Hitachi and French partner Alstom won a 1.97 billion pound ($2.6 billion) contract to deliver trains for a British rail line that will be the fastest in Europe, the companies said Thursday.

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