All Angel Trains articles

  • Bellrock Technology
    Rail Business UK

    Analytics to improve rolling stock condition monitoring


    UK: University of Strathclyde spin-off company Bellrock Technology is working with leasing company Angel Trains to provide a ‘proof of value’ showing how its Lumen analytics software can improve rolling stock condition monitoring. One four-week project will look at obtaining more meaningful data from door fault ...

  • Standard Class - Refurbished Pendolino
    Rail Business UK

    Refurbished Pendolino returns to service with more seats and an updated interior


    UK: Avanti West Coast has returned to service the first of its 56 Pendolino trainsets to be modernised in a £117m refurbishment programme.

  • Readypower machines
    Rail Business UK

    Angel Trains acquires Readypower Group


    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has acquired Readypower Group, which provides specialised on-track plant equipment as well as railway civil engineering, drainage, haulage and operating services. Readypower will continue to run as an independent business under its existing brand and management team, with Angel Trains investing ...

  • Hydroflex Train
    Rail Business UK

    RIA calls for hydrogen train commitment to make the UK a world leader


    UK: Calling on the government to commit to placing orders for hydrogen trains, the Railway Industry Association has published a briefing document highlighting the role that hydrogen could play on the rail network. RIA says hydrogen trains could support further decarbonisation of an already low carbon ...

  • Secure cabinets could be provided to store folding bicycles, with vertical racks at the end of coaches to hold full-size bikes.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Post-Covid’ flexible train interior concepts proposed


    UK: Concepts for train interior designs which could accommodate changed passenger requirements following the pandemic and with the ability to switch between ‘commuter’ and ‘leisure’ arrangements have been unveiled by operator Go-Ahead, leasing company Angel Trains and design agency Seymourpowell. Sliding armrests could allow seats to ...

  • 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.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 442s to leave South Western Railway


    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 extensive ...

  • Mark Russell
    Rail Business UK

    New Chairman at Angel Trains


    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 director of ...

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

    Greater Anglia Class 720 Aventra EMUs enter service


    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 the ...

  • gb Northern Class 142 Angel Trains
    Rail Business UK

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


    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 of ...

  • Kevin Tribley
    Rail Business UK

    Angel Trains CEO to retire


    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, COO ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Aventra accessibility (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Accessibility features of Greater Anglia Aventra EMUs highlighted


    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 Richardson, ...

  • gb TfW Class 158
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs


    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 August ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast Pendolino refurbishment and maintenance contract awarded


    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 the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation


    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.

  • Pacer
    Rail Business UK

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


    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 services ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

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


    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 at ...

  • gb-TPE-Nova-launch-Liverpool-overview-191122
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    TransPennine Express launches Nova fleet


    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 new ...

  • 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’
    Rail Business UK

    DMUs converted to carry bikes and luggage on the West Highland line


    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 units ...

  • 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.
    Rail Business UK

    Grand Central DMU to be used for dual-fuel trial


    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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    Rail Business UK

    3D printed components to be tested on passenger trains


    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 ...