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Energy-saving maintenance centre which supports railways
Hitachi Rail Europe Ashford Depot located in the southeast of the UK is the first rail vehicle maintenance center built in Europe by Japanese rail vehicle manufacturer, and trains such as Class 395 are maintained in this depot. The depot is responsible for all maintenance, including cleaning, inspecting, and repairing the trains, to ensure safe travel for the Class 395 on rails for high-speed trains and for general trains connecting London and the Channel Tunnel.
Took the surrounding natural environment into consideration and planted greenery such as poplar trees during depot construction. A green zone has been defined to maintain an environment for the small animals in the area to live in.