Angel Trains is one of the UK’s leading train leasing companies. The company owns and maintains over 4,500 rail vehicles in the UK, about 37% of the nation’s rail rolling stock. It has leases in place with all 19 franchised operators and the open access operators.
Angel Trains is enthusiastic about financing and delivering high quality, modern assets to its customers. We have invested £3.4 billion in new rolling stock and refurbishments. Angel Trains is committed to working with the Department for Transport and stakeholders in providing funding solutions to modernise and improve the UK’s train fleet.
Our vision is to be Britain’s leading, in terms of excellence, rolling stock asset manager. We have a focused approach, currently concentrating only on Britain and on rolling stock management; it is what we know and is what we do well. Within the current macroeconomic environment it is a long-term, sustainable strategy.
One of our unique competitive advantages is that we have assets in all stages of the lifecycle; bidding for new contracts, assets in the process of being built, trains relatively early in their life, mid-life and vehicles which are nearing 30 years old. We are in the enviable position of currently having over 98% of our fleet on lease, with many on long-term guaranteed lease out to beyond 2020.