Wabtec rolls with Angel Trains

Wabtec Rail has been awarded a $15 million contract by Angel Trains, Britain’s largest rolling stock leasing company, for the interior refurbishment of 288 transit cars.


Wabtec Rail, a UK-based division of Wabtec Corporation, has been awarded a $15 million contract by Angel Trains, Britain‘s largest rolling stock leasing company, for the interior refurbishment of 288 transit cars.



The work, which will begin in the fourth quarter of 2005 and continue through 2007, involves painting the car interiors, installing a closed-circuit television and passenger information system, and replacing seats and flooring.



Angel Trains, which is owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, is a financier of rolling stock for the train operating companies in the United Kingdom and Europe, supplying and maintaining more than 5,000 vehicles. Over the past two years, Angel Trains has invested about $3.2 billion in new trains.


“This refurbishment project is another example of our continued commitment to invest in Britain‘s railways,” said Tim Dugher, engineering director of Angel Trains. “We look forward to working again with Wabtec and our customers on this challenging program, which will further improve the quality of passenger rolling stock in the UK.”