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Hitachi and Bombardier win $940m Spanish high-speed rail contract

Line will connect Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Seville in 2022

The Frecciarossa 1000 train is capable of commercial operating speeds of 360 kph. (Photo courtesy of Bombardier Transportation)

TOKYO -- Hitachi and Canadian partner Bombardier have landed a roughly 800 million euro ($940 million) contract to supply cars for a high-speed rail line being developed in Spain.

The deal, to be split 60-40 in favor of the Japanese industrial conglomerate, spans 184 carriages in 23 sets of trains. The first two sets will be due for delivery in September 2022, with the rest to be delivered by March 2023.

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