Business expansion
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Stoke Gifford
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.17 - Repair and maintenance of other transport equipment

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Hitachi Rail Europe has announced that it is to create 150 jobs at its new depot at Stoke Gifford, near Bristol. The depot, located near Bristol's Parkway station, will service and maintain the new InterCity Express Trains, which will begin running on the Great Western route later in 2017. Details of the jobs on offer have not been announced, though the company has stated that it wishes to attract people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. In addition to the announced jobs, Hitachi will also provide training for four apprentices each year.


  • 6 February 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Hitachi Rail Europe, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90186, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90186.