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ROG signs multi-million pound deal with Angel Trains

ROG 47812 hauls off-lease 442422 past Ely on August 3. PETER FOSTER.

Rail Operations Group has signed a five-year deal with Angel Trains to move multiple units and High Speed Trains across the UK. The moves will be in connection with train maintenance, refurbishment, fleet cascade programmes and rolling stock shortages. This includes the operation of ‘warm storage’ work such as keeping Class 442s operational at Eastleigh Works and Ely.

The contract covers Plymouth to Inverness, and includes several routes, depots and facilities.

“This demonstrates the industry’s need of a dedicated supplier to manage and operate train movements on behalf of the rolling stock engineering and leasing sectors”. 

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  • FrankH - 05/08/2016 22:16

    Lucrative work, I wonder if the class 47's will be converted as the 2 37's are. Certainly make them more useful.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 07/08/2016 10:56

    So half of the Class 442's are to be stored at Eastleigh and the other half are stored at Ely. As all 24 Class 442's have been replaced by 27 Class 387/2 Electrostar used for London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and Brighton to Gatwick Airport routes operated by Gatwick Express & Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) as part of the TSGN (Thameslink Southern & Great Northern) network.

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