• Sectors: Rail and Urban Transport

Intercity Express Program - Hitachi Rail

London, Bristol, Swansea and Doncaster - Arcadis delivers a much-needed upgrade to the UK’s East Coast and Great Western rail lines with four new state-of-the-art depots and maintenance facilities.


state of the art rail depots
UK Hitachi Rail

The Intercity Express Program by the UK’s Department for Transport is a major national initiative to upgrade railway infrastructure and trains for use on the East Coast and Great Western main lines. The train service provider will be Agility Trains, a consortium led by Hitachi Rail Europe that will deliver almost 600 new carriages. 

As part of this mandate, Hitachi is required to build four state-of-the-art railway depots to facilitate the introduction of the new Super Express fleet, as well as various maintenance facilities along the two Main Lines. Its challenge was to develop an innovative procurement and execution strategy for the delivery of the depots within the project’s budget and program constraints. 

Arcadis was commissioned to conduct up-front stakeholder liaison, strategy planning and procurement processes, followed by project management, commercial management and associated services during the construction and completion phases. 

With its in-depth contract and commercial knowledge, Arcadis successfully aligned Hitachi’s objectives with workable and robust contracts. Its project team structure ensured efficiency, fast decision-making and lower costs for Hitachi. 

"Arcadis’s input into the IEP Depot Development and Construction Programe brought a level of structure and organization that proved invaluable whilst delivering time and cost savings. Their strategic advice and professional approach has helped ensure that Hitachi’s best interests have been safeguarded. Hitachi would be happy and confident to recommend Arcadis to other clients who seek the very best Project Managers for their projects." 

Ross Cunningham, Contruction and Property Manager Hitachi Rail Europe.



state of the art rail depots

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