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Angel Trains is proud of its strong relationships with all nineteen franchised Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and both open access operators.
We are committed to our role of providing vital investment to rolling stock on the UK Network. Since privatisation we have invested around £3.5 billion in the UK rail sector, making us one of the largest investors in the industry. We manage assets across every stage of the life cycle, with a number of trains in production following recent purchase and others undertaking continued service operation works to ensure they are both safe and suitable for the demands of the future.
Angel Trains invests on average £80 million per annum in fleet maintenance and refurbishment, indirectly supporting employment of approximately 2,500 people in UK maintenance depots.
Our workforce consists of over 100 individuals who are specialists in many aspects of train leasing, from finance and engineering to commercial and customer service. From our offices in London and Derby, Angel Trains provides expertise in the procurement of maintenance for our leased trains and know-how on the purchase of new rolling stock. In addition to our own resources we have a network of suppliers and contractors, from large companies through to specialist SMEs.
Angel Trains looks forward to continuing to work with its customers and suppliers for the benefit of passengers and the continued success of the UK rail industry.
Siemens provides comprehensive expertise and technology in the full range of rail vehicles – from heavy rail to metros and from trams to light-rail vehicles. We employ 750 people in rolling stock and maintenance alone and maintain over 370 Siemens passenger trains which cover over 60 million miles a year.
We maintain the trains on behalf of our customers, which include South West Trains, First TransPennine Express, Heathrow Express, Greater Anglia, Northern Rail, London Midland and ScotRail. Our highly skilled teams are based at some of the most advanced depots in the UK and at customer owned facilities. They carry out maintenance 24 hours a day for 364 days of the year, only closing on Christmas Day.
We have recently undertaken some high profile projects and will be delivering 17 Velaro e320 vehicles to Eurostar International Limited. In 2013, Siemens Rail Systems was officially awarded the Thameslink contract, which involves delivering 1,140 new Desiro City carriages and constructing two new depots. This second-generation train combines the latest technology with the proven Siemens Desiro platform, one of the most reliable train designs in the UK.
In partnership with NSARE (National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering), Siemens is investing in a state-of-the-art training academy, NTAR, which will keep the UK at the forefront of Railway Engineering
British Steel is a world leader in the production of long steel products - producing around 3 million tonnes of them every year. We have manufacturing facilities across the UK and France, supplying premium products around the world. We also have a global network of regional sales teams, so our global customers receive a local service.
The new British Steel was created when Greybull Capital bought the Long Products Europe business of Tata Steel. It’s a new start for us and is based on 150 years of heritage. But we’re not stuck in the past, we’re looking to the future. We’re moving forwards with a more streamlined organisation, more efficient processes and a more responsive approach.
Our wide range of proven high performance rail products and technical services is helping to build stronger futures for global high speed, heavy duty, mixed traffic, metro and tramway networks. Together we're helping the industry succeed in rising to the challenges of higher traffic volumes, heavier axle loads and faster train speeds.
Our commitment to technological innovation allows us to offer total customer solutions built on our core strengths of metallurgy and manufacturing excellence. In addition, our expertise in research and development is well recognised in the rail industry.