Rock Rail United Kingdom

Helping transform passenger rail travel

Since 2016 Rock Rail has secured investment of £3 billion across 5 new rolling stock fleets for operation on key parts of the UK rail network. The state-of-the-art fleets are all due to be in service by 2022, helping transform passenger journeys and revitalising the post privatisation rolling stock market in the UK.


Partnering with global manufacturers and train operators

  • Siemens Desiro EMUs in service on Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Northern routes
  • Stadler Flirt EMUs and BMUs entering service on Abellio’s Greater Anglia franchise
  • Bombardier Aventra EMUs entering service on FirstGroup and MTR’s South Western franchise
  • Hitachi Intercity BMUs for service on Abellio’s East Midlands franchise
  • Hitachi Intercity EMUs and BMUs for service on First Group and Trenitalia’s Avanti West Coast franchise

Supporting greener rail travel and delivering long term, enhanced value

Rock Rail’s modern fleets are contributing to a more sustainable railway, helping reduce CO2 emissions and delivering significant energy efficiencies versus the many diesel and old trains they are set to replace.

While continuing to explore other core fleet financing opportunities in the UK, Rock is extending its focus to other areas of rail infrastructure to provide similar long term, enhanced value to passengers, the public sector and our rail industry partners.

UK Fleets

December 2019 financial close was reached with FirstGroup and Trenitalia for the supply of new Hitachi trains on West Coast Mainline.
West Coast
August 2019 financial close was reached with Abellio for the supply of new Hitachi trains on East Midlands Railway.
East Midlands
June 2017 financial close was reached with South Western Railway for supply of new core rolling stock fleets on Windsor, Reading and West London suburban routes serving Waterloo station.
South Western
October 2016 financial close was reached with Abellio Greater Anglia for the supply of new rolling stock for the Regional and Inter-City fleets.
East Anglia
February 2016 financial close was reached with GTR for supply of new Siemens trains on the Great Northern route.
Game Changers Awards 2017
Game Changers Awards 2017
Rock Rail Moorgate - European Transit Deal of the Year 2016
IJGlobal Awards 2016
Rock Rail East Anglia - European Rail Deal of the Year 2016
PFI Awards 2916
Rock Rail South Western Gold Financial Structure & Silver Best Transport Project 2018