Hitachi breakthrough after Scottish windscreens hitch Hitachi breakthrough after Scottish windscreens hitch

The problems with new Hitachi Class 385 units for the Scottish central belt appear to have been resolved, because they are now set to enter service tomorrow (Tuesday). Introduction of the new units has been delayed for months after trials revealed that their original windscreens were distorting the drivers’ view of the line ahead, particularly at night, when signal aspects were multiplied confusingly. The introduction of all 234 vehicles will take several months yet.

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