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Our Fleets

Since its creation in 1994 Angel Trains has invested substantially in new and refurbished rolling stock.

We now own and maintain over 4,300 rail vehicles representing about 34% of the UK's passenger rolling stock.

Our fleet includes high-speed passenger trains and regional and commuter passenger multiple units.

Please click on each class of rolling stock in our fleet for more details.

Class 153 - Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail (by Arriva)

Type Regional Passenger
Class 153
Manufacturer / Model Leyland Bus Super Sprinter
Fleet Size 30 x 1-car units
Year of Build 1987 - 88
Construction Steel underframe. Rivetted steel body and roof. Leyland national bus parts on bogied underframes.
Length 23.21 m
Width 2.70 m
Weight 41.2t
Transmission Voith T211r hydraulic and Gmeinder GM190 final drive
Traction Motors N/A
Bogies P3-10 (power), BT38 (trailer)
Engines Cummins NT855R5, 285 hp at 2100 rpm
Maximum Speed 75 mph
Traction Type DMU
Couplers BSI
Builder Leyland, converted to single car by Hunslet Barclay
Brakes Tread
Seating 2+2 facing/unidirectional (72 seats) + 3 tip up
Gangways Flexible diaphragm throughout
Doors Single sliding plugs doors at each end
Other Features Public address, CCTV
Route Availability 1
Interoperability Other Sprinters, Pacers, 170 & 172
Formation Operate as 1-car unit