As one of Britain’s leading rolling stock asset management companies, Angel Trains is proud of its strong relationships with the UK’s Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and open access operators.
Our people are our greatest asset and we pride ourselves on the calibre of talent within our company. We’re proud of our company culture, which values and empowers some of the most skilled people in the industry. Based in London and Derby, we employ 135 professional, technical and administrative staff, graduates and apprentices. With over 45 qualified engineers, our unrivalled team of experts deliver industry-defining asset management programmes for our customers.
Since 1994, we have invested over £5 billion in new rolling stock and the refurbishment of existing fleets, supporting more than 2,500 skilled jobs across the UK. Our expertise lies in our “cradle to grave” approach to asset management, ensuring our fleets deliver their full potential throughout the whole asset lifecycle. This approach has enabled us to procure, finance, and manage a high-quality and diversified portfolio of high-speed trains, regional and commuter passenger multiple-units.
Angel Trains is at the forefront of developing sustainable rolling stock solutions that address the industry-wide challenge of decarbonisation. As part of this, we are working in partnership with Magtec to convert Diesel Multiple Units into low emission self-charging hybrid drives, enabling smarter, quieter and cleaner rail travel.
Angel Trains is committed to delivering and enhancing assets that benefit passenger experience and looks forward to continuing to work with its customers, industry partners and suppliers to invest in and deliver the railway of the future that modern Britain deserves.
British Steel is one of Europe’s leading steel manufacturers, producing around 3 million tonnes of quality steel products each year. We have manufacturing facilities across the UK and Europe, supplying premium products around the world. We also have a global network of regional sales teams, so our global customers receive local service.
Our proven high-performance rail products and technical services are 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.
Burges Salmon is a leading law firm specialising in transport. We advise some of the largest transport owners and operators across the UK and Europe.
Our specialist rail lawyers have an unparalleled understanding of the history and evolution of the sector. We have played a leading role in the industry for over 20 years and have one of the largest teams of specialist rail lawyers in the UK. Our rail team has been, and continues to be, involved in the most important cases affecting the industry.
Through our collaborative approach, our rail lawyers draw on expertise from across the firm to build the right team of experts for each client. Our rail team includes lawyers qualified in all UK jurisdictions and we also have an international presence, advising on trans-national opportunities and cross-border alliances.
Our rail team is ranked as a national leader in Tier 1 by Chambers and Legal 500.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in London, GB Railfreight is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with a turnover in excess of GBP 200m. GB Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the railway sector and transports goods for a wide range of customers.
At GBRf, we understand our customers. We fundamentally believe that moving goods for our customers means we are a critical cog in the wheel of our national economy. We therefore pride ourselves in providing high satisfaction levels and a reliability level which has not fallen below 99% since 2009.
The success of GBRf is very much down to the dedication and hard work of its people. As a team, they are led by the company’s core principles:
Professionalism, Support, Communication, Trust & Empowerment and Enjoyment
We focus our efforts on innovating and on outstanding customer service. GBRf has pioneered new rail freight markets such as petroleum and biomass. The company also introduced the “Train Manager” concept, a title that reflects the enhanced responsibility and status of its drivers in delivering a top class service for our customers.
Hitachi Rail is a leading fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions – Connecting the Future of Mobility.
With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.
We are proud of our global achievements, from our world ¬famous ‘bullet trains’, to our transformative full service turnkey projects, and innovative digital solutions.
Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we aim to use our technology and innovative solutions to help build a sustainable society.
The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run Britain’s railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.
All the passenger and freight rail companies are members of the RDG, as well as Network Rail and HS2. We provide services and support to enable our members to succeed in transforming and delivering a successful railway, benefiting customers, taxpayers and the economy. We also provide support and give a voice to freight and passenger operators, as well as delivering important national ticketing, information and reservation services for passengers and staff on behalf of member companies.
RSSB brings industry together to deliver expertise, solve complex issues and provide the headspace for collaboration, all leading to a better, safer railway.
As a membership-based rail industry body, RSSB includes train and freight operating companies, infrastructure managers, contractors, rolling stock leasing companies and suppliers, and our work involves partnerships and affiliation with academia, government, and many other railways and organisations across the world.
We provide impartial, risk-based analysis and insights to continually improve health, safety and performance. We develop standards, setting engineering and operational requirements for safe interworking and to increase efficiency. We also undertake research and development to enable industry to generate knowledge, technologies and operational solutions that individual players in the rail system could not pursue in isolation.
Together we form an industry support network, so that we all benefit from better safety, sustainability and service, and reduced cost and risk.
As a company, specialised in the design, manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock, Talgo has the following key success factors: innovation, sustainability, safety, quality, competitiveness and fully customised approaches to each and every project.
Our unique and highly efficient technology is truly recognised and respected internationally, with Talgo trains successfully operating in 28 countries of the four continents. We are renowned for our integrity, reliability and delivery since 1942. Most recently, Talgo is dynamically testing the AVRIL ES very high speed trains for Spain and cross border services to France for Spanish Operator RENFE.
Talgo establishing in the UK will bring ‘True Manufacturing’ back to the birthplace of Railways and to protect and grow the supply chain, provide job opportunities and reinvigorate the UK’s industrial base. We will capture the imagination of the communities and the next generation of engineers with also a clear intention to export to the world.