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  • Siemens Mobility to deliver Vectron multisystem locomotives to Railpool for the first time
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    Railpool orders electric locos equipped for 11 countries

    2021-08-19T10:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Railpool has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 20 Vectron MS electric locomotives suitable for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. ‘We want to position Railpool even better to handle anticipated market developments, especially ...

  • Railpool Group has acquired KTG Railservice, which operates a locomotive maintenance workshop at Duisburg inland port.
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    Leasing company acquires Duisburg workshop

    2021-07-06T08:12:00Z

    GERMANY: Railpool Group has acquired KTG Railservice, which operates a locomotive maintenance workshop at Duisburg inland port. The leasing company now has three workshops in Germany, open to all customers. KTG founder Carsten Janneck will continue to lead the business as Managing Director. ‘An almost ...

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    Association of European Rail Rolling Stock Lessors formed

    2021-05-31T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Association of European Rail Rolling Stock Lessors has been formed to promote ‘interoperable, efficient, sustainable and safe’ rolling stock in the European Union and Switzerland. Based in Brussels, the non-profit organisation aims to enhance technical collaboration and engage with public bodies at the ...

  • Freight operator Inter Cargo has leased two Bombardier Traxx locomotives from Railpool under a deal which includes full maintenance.
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    Inter Cargo leases Traxx locomotives

    2021-05-21T09:40:00Z

    POLAND: Freight operator Inter Cargo has leased two Bombardier Traxx locomotives from Railpool under a deal which includes full maintenance. The Class 186 locomotives will augment Inter Cargo’s own fleet of 22 electric locos, and are being used on domestic services within Poland. ‘We ...

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    Railpool and Končar sign loco maintenance agreement

    2021-02-28T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Leasing company Railpool and Končar Electric Vehicles have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in Zagreb. Several of Railpool’s Traxx locomotives are used in Croatia by a number of freight operators. ‘We have chosen an experienced and strong partner for ...

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    Railpool to acquire maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik

    2021-02-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Railpool is to take over Hamburg-based locomotive maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik with effect from March 1. Railpool said Ajax Loktechnik would bring expertise in flexible mobile servicing and heavy maintenance, as well as a second workshop in the important freight hub of ...

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    Railpool financing package agreed

    2021-01-19T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool’s plans for the acquisition of new vehicles are being supported by KfW IPEX-Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank and ING Bank, which are providing equal amounts of debt capital totalling €150m in a seven-year financing package. KfW ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract

    2020-11-10T10:11:00Z

    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

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    FlixTrain expands as refurbished coaches arrive

    2020-08-19T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain was able to step up its low-cost services on August 13, when a fourth set of refurbished coaches was put into operation on its Hamburg – Köln route, and is now lengthening trains as additional vehicles arrive.

  • Railpool has ordered a further 20 Bombardier Transportation Traxx electric locomotives, with options for 20 more.
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    Railpool expands locomotive fleet

    2019-01-02T13:30:39Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has ordered a further 20 Bombardier Transportation Traxx electric locomotives, with options for 20 more. Based on the list price, the orders would have a combined value of €74m. The first locomotives are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2019. München-based Railpool now owns ...

  • Paribus Group has sold its Northrail Technical Service locomotive maintenance and repair business to Railpool Group.
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    Locomotive maintenance business sold

    2018-04-12T14:42:29Z

    GERMANY: Paribus Group has sold its Northrail Technical Service locomotive maintenance and repair business to Railpool Group, which is to operate it under the Railpool Lok-Service brand. Paribus Group partner Dr Volker Simmering said NTS had made a valuable contribution to maintaining locomotives owned by its Northrail leasing business, but ...

  • Railpool has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 20 Traxx MS electric locomotives.
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    Railpool orders Traxx MS locomotives

    2017-08-23T14:29:16Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 20 Traxx MS electric locomotives between May 2018 and December 2019. The locomotives will be assembled at the Kassel plant, with bodyshells supplied from Wrocław and bogies from Siegen. They will be suitable for use in 12 countries, ...

  • Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC has taken a 49% stake in locomotive leasing company Railpool.
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    Singapore sovereign wealth fund takes stake in Railpool

    2016-03-03T11:21:00Z

    RAILPOOL: Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC has taken a 49% stake in München-based electric locomotive leasing company Railpool, joining funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management. Railpool is ‘a high quality business with a strong track record and a proven business model’, said Stuart Baldwin, Head of Infrastructure at GIC. Founded ...

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    Railpool orders Traxx locomotives

    2014-06-25T11:10:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has ordered 35 Bombardier Traxx locomotives with a list price of €135m for delivery in 2015-16, under a framework agreement which includes an option for up to 30 more which would take the value to €250m. Bombardier will also upgrade safety systems on the existing fleet. ...

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    Oaktree Capital Management buys Railpool

    2014-05-12T09:30:00Z

    EUROPE: HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank sold their shares in rolling stock leasing company Railpool to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management on May 9. The price was not disclosed. The two banks founded Railpool as an equally-owned joint venture in 2008, and will continue to act as lenders to ...

  • Vectron locomotives are manufactured at the Siemens plant in the Allach district of München.
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    First Vectron handed over to Railpool

    2012-11-07T15:33:00Z

    GERMANY: The first of six Vectron electric locomotives ordered by leasing company Railpool was formally handed over by Siemens Rail Systems Division CEO Dr Jochen Eickholt on November 7. The Railpool joint venture of HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank was the first customer for the Vectron modular locomotive family, placing ...

  • Bombardier double-deck train for Denmark.
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    Railpool enters passenger stock market

    2008-10-14T13:03:00Z

    DENMARK: The Railpool joint venture of HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank has entered the passenger rolling stock leasing market with a €75m order for 45 Bombardier double-deck coaches which will be leased to Danish state railway DSB. 'It is the business goal of Railpool GmbH to become a major ...

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    Railpool places €192m order for 58 Traxx locos

    2008-09-22T14:40:00Z

    EUROPE: The Railpool joint venture of HSH Nordbank and KfW-IPEX Bank has placed its first order for locomotives. On September 22 Bombardier announced that it had signed two contracts to supply the leasing firm with a total of 58 Traxx locomotives worth €192m. Deliveries will begin in August 2009, ...

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    Railpool to bridge gap between operators and banks

    2008-08-01T07:00:00Z

    RAILPOOL: The leasing joint venture formally established this month by HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank will target locomotives and passenger rolling stock for lease in Germany and other western European countries, according to Christian Forster, Head of Rail & Intermodal at HSH Nordbank. Forster acknowledged that Railpool is already looking ...