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24.07.07

Catalis move forward with Class 395 Training

The development work to produce and deliver the training courses for Hitachi’s Class 395 EMU is moving at a rapid pace. The training team consisting of project leader Dave Clark, Simon Shelley, Daniel Neale, Gary Chambers and Peter Lord have all been collating materials for the 18 different training courses.

This has involved visiting European suppliers of products to the Hitachi build and also receiving first hand training ensuring Catalis trainers are fully conversant with safety critical systems on the train. Part of that process has also involved visiting Hitachi’s Kasado works in Tokuyama where the train is being built.

Pictured is Dave Clark at Kasado works with the first Class 395 train and a draft copy of one of the training packages.

Rob Morley, Catalis divisional manager, said: “It is a real honour to be involved with projects such as the Hitachi train. The training team are certainly relishing the opportunities this project is presenting and producing some of the finest training materials I have ever seen in the industry for a new train build.”

Paul McLoughlin, Catalis managing director, added: “This project solidifies our position not just as a national leader in TRS training provision but an international one. We have been working hard to broaden our horizons recently and this success confirms our ability to deliver at the highest level”

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