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  • Alpha Group News
  • 04. September 2018
  • Press Release | Alpha Trains

Alpha Trains at InnoTrans 2018

Future-orientated leasing solutions from a long established class leading Group

Luxembourg, 4 September 2018 - Alpha Trains, the leading lessor of locomotives and trains in Continental Europe, will this year once again welcome visitors to InnoTrans 2018 to discuss future-orientated leasing solutions. There is a further reason for the Luxembourg-based Group to celebrate at InnoTrans -  Alpha Trains has three strong international shareholders for the last 10 years at its side: AMP Capital, Arcus Infrastructure Partners and PSP Investments.


  • Visit Alpha Trains at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Hall A, Citycube 210
  • 10-year partnership with three strong shareholders

With its actively investing owners and many years of experience, Alpha Trains is one of the most stable companies in the industry and a reliable partner for the leasing of rail vehicles. A successful development that can also be measured in figures: in the last ten years, the com­pany’s scale has increased 3-fold. Today, Alpha Trains is one of the largest lessors in Continental Europe with a fleet of 370 locomotives and 435 trains.

“Our broad fleet portfolio, our long-standing partnerships with shareholders and suppliers and our expertise enable us to develop attractive, tailor-made leasing solutions for our customers – stability and experience that our customers benefit from,” says Shaun Mills, CEO of Alpha Trains Group.

The fact that the company is also investing in the future is demonstrated by the issue of a green private placement (Green Bond) and the appointment of a Sustainability Manager within the company. “We promote the role of railways as a social and ecological means of transport for people and goods and also act as an environmentally conscious company,” says Carsten Schnurpfeil, Sustainability Manager at Alpha Trains.

The roots of Alpha Trains go back to the privatisation of British Rail in 1994. In 2008, the Royal Bank of Scotland sold Angel Trains International to AMP Capital, Arcus Infrastructure Partners and PSP Investments, who still own the company, which was renamed Alpha Trains in 2010.