Romag in the frame to supply glass for new trains

Hitachi Rail Europe has signed a preferred contractor agreement with Romag, based in County Durham, to supply glass for the Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme.

Both companies aim to reach close of the long-term build and support contract shortly, enabling Romag to immediately launch the necessary design and development work.

Delivery of the windows will start in spring 2014, securing jobs in the region with a potential to create additional capacity when supplying at full volume.