Alpha Trains leasing company news

News about railway rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains.

  • Alpha Trains Stadler EURO9000 contract signing (Photo Alpha Trains)

    German federal funding for electro-diesel locomotive order


    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has placed its first order for Stadler Euro9000 six-axle multi-system electro-diesel locomotives, supported by €15m of funding from the Federal Ministry for Digital & Transport. The 12 locos will be built at Stadler’s Valencia factory for delivery in 2025-26. The federal ...

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    Long-term locomotive service contract signed


    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains and Siemens Mobility have signed their largest servicing contract, covering the maintenance of Vectron locomotives over 15 years. Maintenance work will be undertaken at Siemens Mobility Service facilities in 13 countries, with major overhauls to be done at the Siemens Rail ...

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    Stadler Flirt3 XLs ordered for Frankfurt – Koblenz service


    GERMANY: VIAS Rail is to lease eight Stadler Flirt3 XL electric multiple-units from Alpha Trains for use on a Frankfurt – Koblenz service along the right bank of the Rhein which is to be introduced in December 2025. There is an option for one more EMU. ...

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    Alpha Trains orders 15 locomotives


    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered a further 15 Vectron MS electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The latest order announced on September 22 has been placed within a November 2021 framework agreement and covers 200 km/h 6·4 MW locomotives. It will increase the Alpha Trains ...

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    Prototype refurbished Coradia Continental EMU rolled out


    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


    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 Rostock ...

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    Pension funds invest in rolling stock leasing company


    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 regulatory ...

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    Alpha Trains acquires DMUs in sale and leaseback deal


    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 Oberlandbahn ...

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    Arriva leases Alpha Trains DMUs for Czech operating contract


    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 – Turnov ...

  • Alpha Trains Siemens Vectron Multisystem locomotive for TX Logistik.

    Pension investor takes stake in Alpha Trains


    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 the ...

  • Siemens Mobility Desiro ML EMU ordered by Alpha Trains for ODEG

    Desiro Mainline EMUs ordered for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


    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 operated ...

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    Alpha Trains raises green financing


    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.

    Alpha Trains finances Bremen S-Bahn fleet enhancement


    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 April ...

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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 which ...

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    Alpha Trains to fund VFLI diesel locos


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    Alpha Trains buys multiple-unit fleets


    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


    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 ...