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  • NordWestBahn Alstom Coradia Continental EMU refurbishment (7)
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    Prototype refurbished Coradia Continental EMU rolled out

    2021-07-28T12:54:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘This is a prime example of how tried and tested rolling stock can be upgraded and refurbished to provide passengers with a level of convenience similar to that of new trains’, said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Europa, when Talbot Services unveiled a ...

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    ODEG retains Baltic coast operating contract

    2021-03-03T10:41:00Z

    GERMANY: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern transport authority VMV has awarded incumbent Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn the next contract to operate Ostseeküste II passenger services along the Baltic Sea coast. The contract awarded to ODEG on March 1 covers the operation of services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Sassnitz/Binz and RE10 ...

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    Pension funds invest in rolling stock leasing company

    2021-01-19T12:00:00Z

    ALPHA TRAINS: Investment manager AMP Capital and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board have separately agreed to sell their stakes in rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains to Dutch pension providers APG, which already owns an indirect interest, and PGGM Infrastructure Fund. Completion is subject to ...

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    Alpha Trains acquires DMUs in sale and leaseback deal

    2020-07-29T14:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has acquired 22 Alstom Coradia Lint 54 two-car diesel multiple-units from Transdev in a sale and lease-back transaction, and is to acquire a further nine identical units directly from the manufacturer. The DMUs are to be used by Transdev subsidiary Bayerische ...

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    Arriva leases Alpha Trains DMUs for Czech operating contract

    2020-01-30T13:12:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has signed a long-term agreement to lease five two-car Siemens Desiro Classic diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains. The DMUs are currently operated by RegioJet in Slovakia. They will be used by Arriva’s Czech subsidiary on competitively-tendered passenger services on the Liberec – ...

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Vectron Multisystem locomotive for TX Logistik.
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    Pension investor takes stake in Alpha Trains

    2020-01-07T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 1 has sold its 41·1% stake in rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains to Dutch investment group APG. Alpha Trains has a portfolio of 363 locomotives and 432 trainsets leased to operators in 17 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Spain and ...

  • Siemens Mobility Desiro ML EMU ordered by Alpha Trains for ODEG
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    Desiro Mainline EMUs ordered for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    2019-12-16T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Alpha Trains has ordered seven Siemens Mobility Desiro Mainline electric multiple-units which it will lease to Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn. The EMUs are to be used on Ostseeküste-Ost regional services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Binz/Sassnitz and RE10 Rostock – Stralsund – Züssow, which are being ...

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    Alpha Trains raises green financing

    2019-11-20T05:00:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains has refinanced some of its existing bank debt and secured further bank funds with a total volume of over €500m, as well as raising an additional €200m through a US private placement. This includes €140m of green bank financing, which ...

  • Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn has awarded Stadler a €100m contact to supply 16 Flirt electric multiple-units for use on Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services.
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    Alpha Trains finances Bremen S-Bahn fleet enhancement

    2019-10-24T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains is to finance enhancement of the Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen fleet, including the €100m acquisition of new electric multiple-units as well as the refurbishment of existing trainsets. Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services have been operated by Transdev’s NordWestBahn since 2010. Following a competitive tender, in ...

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    Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn leases additional DMUs

    GERMANY: Regional passenger operator Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn has leased four more three-car Bombardier Talent diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains to handle growing ridership on its Ostbrandenburg and Heidekrautbahn services. The DMUs are scheduled to enter service with NEB from 2020, after a general inspection and component overhaul ...

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    Alpha Trains to fund VFLI diesel locos

    2018-06-07T10:17:07Z

    FRANCE: Rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered nine Euro 4001 diesel-electric locomotives from Stadler Rail Valencia to expand its growing business in the French rail market, the company announced on June 7. The 2 800 kW six-axle locomotives are to be leased to SNCF’s open access freight operating ...

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    Alpha Trains forms French subsidiary

    2018-05-03T15:39:36Z

    FRANCE: Leasing company Alpha Trains Group is targeting the emerging French passenger rolling stock leasing market with the formation of a French subsidiary. ‘France is a new and important market for us, which we are relying on to replicate our success in Germany and become the ideal partner of the ...

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    Alpha Trains completes €605m refinancing

    2016-12-23T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has completed the integration of 63 of its electric multiple-units into its ring-fenced senior secured financing platform, along with a refinancing of existing bank facilities and the addition of a further capex facility. The Stadler and Bombardier EMUs have been operating since the end of ...

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    Alpha Trains orders Vectron locomotives for TX Logistik

    2016-04-12T09:03:00Z

    GERMANY: Alpha Trains Luxembourg has ordered six Siemens Vectron multisystem locomotives for lease to FS Group’s freight subsidiary TX Logistik. The deal announced on April 12 includes a full servicing and maintenance contract, and there is an option for a further four locomotives. The locomotives are to be built ...

  • Alpha Trains Luxembourg has acquired three fleets of multiple-units operated by Transdev subsidiaries.
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    Alpha Trains buys multiple-unit fleets

    2016-04-10T04:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains Luxembourg has acquired 89 regional multiple-units from Société Générale subsidiaries Société Anonyme de Crédit à l’Industrie Française and SNC Vindelica. The transaction covers three fleets of multiple-units which are operated by Transdev subsidiaries: 18 three-car and 17 five-car Alstom Coradia Continental EMUs used by NordWestBahn ...

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    Alpha Trains completes €1·25bn refinancing

    2015-03-31T10:07:00Z

    ALPHA TRAINS: Rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains closed a €1·25bn refinancing of three existing secured loan facilities on March 26. According to UBS which advised Alpha Trains, the transaction included the first investment grade continental European rolling stock bond issue and the first corporate securitisation of its nature in ...

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    Alpha Trains acquires RBS rolling stock assets

    2014-01-09T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Alpha Trains Luxembourg No 2 subsidiary of leasing company Alpha Trains acquired 202 locomotive and passenger rolling stock assets from The Royal Bank of Scotland plc at the end of 2013. The mixed asset and shares transaction was financed by a commercial-secured debt facility provided by a consortium ...