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Hitachi wins $460m British high-speed train contract

Manufacturer to supply 135 emissions-reducing carriages

Hitachi's environmentally friendly train can cut carbon dioxide emissions by two-thirds.

TOKYO -- Hitachi has landed a contract worth over 350 million pounds ($460 million) to build and maintain train cars for a British high-speed rail system.

The Japanese conglomerate will supply 135 cars to form 23 trains under the deal announced Friday. They begin operating in 2022 and will add capacity to services along the West Coast Main Line and in North Wales. The maintenance contract runs to March 2026.

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