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Alpha Trains has been an investor, owner and manager of rolling stock for more than ten years, during which time we have established an enviable record as a consistent, professional and innovative investor and manager of passenger trains and freight locomotives.
Previously as Angel Trains International and since 01 January 2010 as Alpha Trains we have been both stimulants to and beneficiaries of the liberalisation of the continental European railway market, leading to many ground-breaking deals with both public and private operators.
We believe in the future of rail in Europe and are enthusiastic about providing financial and technical solutions and delivering high quality, modern assets to our customers.
News, Infos & Events
28.09.2015 | Alpha Trains Group S.à r.l. published Investor Report
Alpha Trains Group S.à r.l. published Investor Report
Alpha Trains announces that it has today published its investor report and unaudited financial statements for the period ended 30th June 2015, in accordance with the Information Covenants of the Common Terms Agreement.
These documents are available on the Investor Relations section on Alpha Trains homepage.
The results, capturing the 271 passenger trains and 368 locomotive assets within the secured financing perimeter established in March of this year, highlight continued strong performance, reflected by the average rolling stock utilisation rate of 96%.
The company will be hosting a lender update call during October. Further details will be made available closer to the...
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09.09.2015 | Alpha Trains commissions Stadler to manufacture eight regional FLIRT EMUs with multi-system technology for Keolis Deutschland
A further eight EMUs will join the existing fleet on the Teutoburger Wald-Netz concession at timetable change in 2017
Berlin/Cologne, 2 September 2015. From December 2017 eight 5-car Flirt³ from the Berlin train manufacturer Stadler Pankow will support the rail transport on the Teutoburger Wald-Netz concession. The new trains will provide cross-border travel on the extended line RB 61 „Wiehengebirgs-Bahn“ from Bielefeld via Bad Bentheim to Hengelo in the Netherlands.
Last year Keolis fought off competition in a European tender to win the Teutoburger Wald-Netz concession and will operate a total of 27 Stadler Flirt EMU leased from Alpha Trains...
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29.06.2015 | AlphaTrains achieves full year 2014 forecast
Alpha Trains Group is pleased to announce that it has achieved the full year 2014 forecast presented in the 6 March 2015 Prospectus of the € 5bn Multicurrency Programme for the Issuance of Bonds. Both revenue (2014 forecast: €146.4m) and EBITDA (2014 forecast: €128.1m) were slightly exceeded.
In addition, the development of the business in the first quarter of the year 2015 was also positive which for example is reflected in the rolling stock utilisation rate which averaged
96 % in the first quarter 2015. As described in the Prospectus, Alpha Trains" monthly rolling stock utilisation rate during the previous three years to 31 August 2014 had not been below 89% and averaged 92%.
As of today, and in accordance with the Information Covenants of the Common Terms Agreement, Alpha Trains has published the Alpha Trains Holdco II S.à r. l. annual financial statements for the year ended 31st December 2014. These accounts are available to be...
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26.03.2015 | AlphaTrains announces the successful closing of its refinancing project
Alpha Trains is pleased to announce that on 26 March 2015 it closed a €1.25bn refinancing of existing bank debt facilities. The €1.25bn of new debt facilities are split between €1.125bn senior debt and €125m junior debt.
The €1.125bn of drawn senior debt has been raised by a newly incorporated wholly owned Alpha Trains group company, Alpha Trains Finance SA. The senior debt is rated Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB by Fitch and comprises:
€350m public bond maturing in 2025 (expected maturity date), listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange; €250m of institutional term loans with maturities between 2027 and 2030; and €525m of term bank loans with tenors of between five and seven years.
The €125m seven-year junior loan has been raised by Alpha Trains Holdco Sarl, an intermediate holding company.
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06.03.2015 | Publication of Prospectus and Announcement of Investor Meetings
Alpha Trains Finance SA (the "Company")
Publication of Prospectus and Announcement of Investor Meetings
Monday 9th March 2015
The following Prospectus has been approved by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and is available for viewing:
A prospectus dated 6 March 2015 (the "Prospectus") relating to the €5,000,000,000 Multicurrency Programme for the issuance of Bonds, by Alpha Trains Finance S.A. as Issuer and Alpha Trains Holdco II S.à r.l. and selected subsidiaries as guarantors thereunder. To view...
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01.08.2014 | Alpha Trains successfully closes the financing through a sale and lease back transaction of 35 passenger trains from Veolia Verkehr (Transdev Group)
Alpha Trains closed on July 31st 2014 with debt financing provided by Credit Agricole CIB and DVB Bank, as Mandated Lead Arrangers the approx. Euro 200m sale and lease back from Veolia Verkehr of 35 Stadler Flirt EMUs. The trains are operated in Southern Germany, on the Rosenheim concession, by Veolia Verkehr until December 2025. CACIB is Facility Agent and DVB Bank Security trustee.
The concession is located in a very densely populated and economically thriving area of 2.3m residents, connecting Munich to the main cities of the Southern part of Bavaria and parts of Austria. The...
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