Hitachi Rail to open Miami manufacturing facility
Modern vehicles with low energy consumption, designed with an innovative design, will be manufactured as the next generation of Miami-Dade County’s Metrorail fleet
Hitachi Rail USA, the American subsidiary of Hitachi Rail Italy, will inaugurate the manufacturing facility for Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) new Metrorail vehicles, on Wednesday, March 16, in Miami, FL.
The facility will manufacture 136 rail cars needed to replace the aging Metrorail fleet. DPTW contracted the production of its new Metrorail fleet to Hitachi Rail. The assembly of the Metrorail vehicles will begin this month, and the first completed vehicles will begin the qualification-testing phase by the end of the year.
Alice Bravo - Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works
Charles Scurr – Executive Director, Citizens Independent Transportation Trust
Hon. Gloria Bellelli - The Consul General of Italy
Kentaro Masai - Global COO, Hitachi Rail
Maurizio Manfellotto - CEO, Hitachi Rail Italy
Giampaolo Nuonno - CEO, Hitachi Rail USA
11150 NW 122nd St.
Miami, FL 33178
Media Registration: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Inauguration/Ribbon-cutting ceremony: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Press gaggle and planned interviews: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.