Angel Trains

Angel Trains is a British leasing company for rail vehicles.

By 2010, belonged to her an international branch, who ran the business in continental Europe under the name of Angel Trains Europa and Angel Trains Cargo. This organizational unit is independently since then under the name of Alpha Trains.


In the UK, Angel Trains has 2011 claims to own 37% of all rail vehicles, about 4400 pieces, in a diversified portfolio of regional trains, long-distance trains and locomotives.

In addition to its headquarters London Angel Trains has a branch in Derby (Derbyshire ). Through its subsidiary company, The Great Rolling Stock Company Ltd. runs the financing of long-term bonds.


As part of the privatization of British Rail, the entire rolling stock of BR to so-called ROSCOs ( Rolling Stock Operating Companies ) was established in 1994 sold that rent their property to the train operating companies. Angel Trains is there became one of the three largest, next to Porterbrook and HSBC Rail (now Eversholt ). All three belonged to a larger bank, the Angel Trains belonged since 1997 to 100 % of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS ). 2008, the sale of Angel Trains by RBS to a consortium of Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund, Babcock & Brown Public Partnerships, AMP Capital, German Bank, inter alia, for 3.5 billion British pounds. As a result, the company was divided into a British ( Angel Trains Limited) and an international branch ( Angel Trains International). On 1 January 2010 Angel Trains International was renamed Alpha Trains and today operates independently in the market.