London, UK – industry professionals from across the railway sector gathered at the iconic Postal Museum to celebrate 25 years of Angel Trains. The event celebrated key milestones from the past, including investments of over £718 million for Siemens Desiro commuter trains, £977 million in 583 Pendolinos, £835 million on 665 Bombardier Aventra vehicles and £232 million to supply Inter-City bi-mode trains to TransPennine Express.
The occasion celebrated Angel Trains’ 25-year legacy, responsible for committing over £5 billion into new-build and refurbishment projects and supporting thousands of skilled jobs across the UK.
The company thanked shareholders and funders – who supported Angel Trains to raise and refinance in excess of £10bn – customers, suppliers and all stakeholders for the success of the company. Together, Angel Trains has greatly enhanced passenger experience through improvements to its fleets and been central to the modernisation, innovation and management of the UK’s rolling stock.
Kevin Tribley, CEO of Angel Trains acknowledged defining moments inAngel Trains’ history:
“With our unrivalled finance and engineering expertise at every level of our business, we’ve been at the forefront of many industry-firsts – from the introduction of tilting trains, to record-breaking investments and, now, the first conversion of a diesel-powered train to hybrid drive. We’ve reached these milestones together – working in partnership with industry colleagues around this room.”
Kevin Tribley outlined a visionary outlook for the future of the business. He highlighted that the industry is resilient and, as a key driver of the UK economic growth, Angel Trains can evolve and remain successful. He commented:
“I am fully confident Angel Trains can not only meet the future challenges head on but be at the heart of the solutions – on everything from delivering a low carbon railway to boosting passenger satisfaction through new rolling stock innovations.”