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  • South Western Railway has halted the project to refurbish 18 Class 442 electric multiple-units for its London Waterloo to Portsmouth route, and the sets will now be returned to leasing company Angel Trains.
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    Class 442s to leave South Western Railway

    2021-03-31T16:36:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway has halted the project to refurbish 18 Class 442 electric multiple-units for its London Waterloo to Portsmouth route, and the sets will now be returned to leasing company Angel Trains. Kiepe Electric had been awarded a £45m contract to undertaken an ...

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    New Chairman at Angel Trains

    2021-02-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Mark Russell became Chairman of rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains on February 1, when Tom Smith stepped down after two three-year terms. Russell is Chair of Ministry of Defence procurement and support organisation DE S, Vice-Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive ...

  • The first of Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Transportation Class 720 Aventra EMUs has entered passenger service (Photo: Greater Anglia).
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    Greater Anglia Class 720 Aventra EMUs enter service

    2020-11-27T11:34:00Z

    UK: The first two of 133 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation’s Derby factory is supplying for Greater Anglia’s commuter routes entered passenger service on November 26. A pair of Class 720 EMUs formed the 16.10 service from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street, returning as ...

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    Class 142 Pacer sale raises £80 000 for Railway Children charity

    2020-08-03T12:45:00Z

    UK: Angel Trains has raised more than £80 000 for the Railway Children charity through the sale of withdrawn Class 142 Pacer diesel multiple-units to heritage railways, community railways and the emergency services. The leasing company is also to donate a further £20 000 as part ...

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    Angel Trains CEO to retire

    2020-06-04T10:40:00Z

    UK: Kevin Tribley is to retire as CEO of Angel Trains on September 1, the rolling stock leasing company announced on June 4. He has been with Angel Trains for 21 years, and on the board for 11 years as Commercial Director, ...

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    Accessibility features of Greater Anglia Aventra EMUs highlighted

    2020-05-26T09:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has unveiled the accessibility features of the Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is supplying to operate outer-suburban commuter services into London Liverpool Street. ‘Our new trains will be much better for our disabled customers’, said Rebecca ...

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    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has awarded Wabtec Rail a contract to undertake the C4 overhaul of 40 Class 158 diesel multiple-units. The contract includes 24 two-car units operated by Transport for Wales. These require a full vehicle and bogie C4 overhaul, which will begin in ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino
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    Avanti West Coast Pendolino refurbishment and maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-08T10:08:00Z

    UK: Operator Avanti West Coast and leasing company Angel Trains have awarded Alstom a £642m, seven-year contract to overhaul and maintain the 56 Class 390 Pendolino tilting trainsets which entered service on the West Coast Main Line from 2003. Alstom said the £127m refurbishment element of ...

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    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation

    2019-12-24T12:18:00Z

    UK: A few days ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline for ensuring compliance with tighter accessibility standards, the Department for Transport has granted limited dispensations for operators to keep in service for up to one year trains which do not meet the TSI-PRM requirements.

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    Pacer DMUs made available to emergency services, heritage and community railways

    2019-12-11T13:45:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has annaunced it will offer a ‘small number’ of Class 142 Pacer DMUs to heritage railways and emergency services following their withdrawal from service with Northern. The proceeds will be donated to a charity of the organisation’s choice for the emergency ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
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    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’

    2019-11-26T10:34:00Z

    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look ...

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    TransPennine Express launches Nova fleet

    2019-11-25T10:11:00Z

    UK: Marking the completion of a £500m investment programme, TransPennine Express formally launched its new fleet of 44 Nova trainsets with an event at Liverpool Lime Street station on November 22. Working with different leasing companies and manufacturers, the FirstGroup-operated franchise has procured three builds of ...

  • Transport Scotland’s Director of Rail Bill Reeve said the project would ‘support more people to make active travel choices whilst delivering wider economic benefits’
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    DMUs converted to carry bikes and luggage on the West Highland line

    2019-10-23T12:55:00Z

    UK: Five Class 153 single-car diesel multiple-units are being converted to carry up to 20 bicycles and large luggage including winter sports equipment, for use by ScotRail to provide additional seating capacity and encourage tourism on the scenic West Highland line. The ...

  • An Alstom Class 180 Adelante DMU is to be converted to run on a combination of diesel and liquefied natural gas in a dual-fuel technology demonstration project.
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    Grand Central DMU to be used for dual-fuel trial

    2019-05-22T15:16:51Z

    UK: An Alstom Class 180 Adelante diesel-hydraulic multiple-unit is to be converted to run on a combination of diesel and liquefied natural gas in a dual-fuel technology demonstration project. One car of the DMU which Arriva-owned open access inter-city operator Grand Central leases from Angel Trains is to be equipped ...

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    3D printed components to be tested on passenger trains

    2019-02-03T06:00:00Z

    3D PRINTING: Rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains, engineering consultancy ESG Rail and 3D printing technology company Stratasys have collaborated to use additive manufacturing to produce four train interior components meeting the standards required for use on UK rolling stock. The components include an arm rest, a grab handle and ...

  • The first bodyshell for the fleet of five Hitachi AT300 electro-diesel trainsets ordered by open access operator Hull Trains has been completed at the manufacturer’s factory at Kasado in Japan.
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    Hitachi trainsets for Hull Trains under construction

    2018-08-29T12:33:00Z

    UK: The first bodyshell for the fleet of five Hitachi AT300 electro-diesel trainsets ordered by open access operator Hull Trains has been completed at the manufacturer’s factory at Kasado in Japan. Fitting out will be undertaken at Hitachi’s Pistoia plant in Italy ahead of delivery to the ...

  • Hull Trains has revealed the appearance of its future fleet of five Hitachi AT300 trainsets.
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    Hull Trains reveals ‘luxurious and aesthetically appealing’ AT300 design

    2018-05-10T10:24:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has revealed the appearance of its future fleet of five Hitachi AT300 trainsets, following the completion of the engineering and design phase and the sign-off for production to begin. The £60m order for five five-car inter-city electro-diesel multiple-units was placed ...

  • The first of 19 five-car AT300 electric-diesel trainsets which Angel Trains has ordered from Hitachi Rail Europe for use by TransPennine Express has set sail from Japan.
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    Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express sets off from Japan

    2018-04-20T08:03:33Z

    UK: The first of 19 five-car AT300 electric-diesel trainsets which Angel Trains has ordered from Hitachi Rail Europe for use by TransPennine Express has set sail from Japan, the manufacturer confirmed on April 20. The journey to the UK is expected to take two months. The unit will then undergo ...

  • Angel Trains has secured £835m of new funding to refinance the procurement of 665 Bombardier Aventra EMU cars that will be leased to Abellio for the East Anglia franchise.
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    Angel Trains raises £1·1bn to support ‘appetite to compete’

    2017-12-06T09:24:29Z

    UK: Rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains Group announced on December 6 that it had secured £835m of new funding to refinance the procurement of 665 Bombardier Transportation Aventra electric multiple-unit cars that will be leased to Abellio for use on the East Anglia franchise from 2019. It said the ...

  • Impression of Hitachi Rail Europe AT300 trainset for Hull Trains.
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    £60m Hull Trains electro-diesel train deal signed

    2016-11-02T10:06:00Z

    UK: Contracts worth £60m for Hitachi Rail Europe to supply and maintain five AT300 five-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use by open access company Hull Trains were finalised by the operator’s parent company FirstGroup and leasing company Angel Trains on November 2. This follows the granting of ...