Flexible rolling stock solutions

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About


Ascendos Rail Leasing (Ascendos) offers a diversified range of rolling stock assets on operating leases. The Ascendos fleet comprises a mixture of locomotives, passenger vehicles (coaches and multiple units) and freight wagons, currently leased to operators based in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark. Ascendos aims to be a market leader in the supply of rolling stock in Europe by focusing on supplying efficient and reliable equipment, offering flexible leasing solutions and being responsive to the needs of its customers.


"The Ascendos Team has strong asset expertise and understanding of the rail business, and has played a leading role in the development of the rolling stock leasing market in continental Europe."


Ascendos Team

The business that comprises Ascendos today has its origins in the CBRail group of companies established in 2003 by a number of the current Ascendos management team. As the business grew, it accessed new sources of finance and created a new long term leasing company (now Ascendos). Ascendos is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices in Munich and London. The geographical focus of the business is on continental Europe.


Shareholders

Ascendos Rail Leasing is owned by a group of international investors based in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. These are Everest Babcock & Brown Opportunities Fund, Global Investments Limited listed on the Singapore Exchange and BOSSAF Rail Limited, a member of the Lloyds Banking Group.

News


2016-May

Beacon Rail Leasing to acquire Ascendos

Beacon Rail Leasing has entered on 12 May 2016 into an agreement to acquire Ascendos Rail Leasing S.à.r.l.
The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including clearance with the German competition authorities, and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2016.


2016-May

Relocation of Luxembourg office

With effect from 24 May 2016 the Luxembourg office will relocate from 46a, avenue J.F. Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg to 20, rue Eugène Ruppert L-2453 Luxembourg.


2015-November

Ascendos LINT fleet

The Ascendos fleet of 18 LINT vehicles will be returned at the end of 2018 and will then be available for lease. Click here for more information.


2015-May

transport logistic 2015

Visit Ascendos on the transport logistik exhibition Munich at Hall B6/Stand 208 from 5th – 8th May 2015.


2014-September

Innotrans Berlin 2014

Visit Ascendos on the Innotrans Berlin fare at Hall 11.2/Stand 208 from 23rd – 26th September 2014.


2014-June

Sale of 67 Bombadier Double-deck Coaches

Ascendos and DSB have entered into a sale and purchase agreement of Ascendos’ fleet of 67 Bombardier double deck coaches that have been operated by DSB since delivery from the manufacturer in 2001/2002. The coaches were originally intended to provide ‘interim’ capacity until delivery of new IC4 trainsets ordered from Italian manufacturer Ansaldo Breda

Ascendos had extended the lease of the coaches on a number of occasions, most recently for a period of 5 years from 2011, with the coaches scheduled to be redelivered over a seventeen month period ending in October 2017. It was anticipated that the coaches would be redeployed outside Denmark at the end of the lease term.

The Danish railway network is undergoing major changes in the next decade, and a major rolling stock tender is planned. However, a more immediate need was identified and the Danish Ministry of Transport determined that DSB's capacity requirements could be met with the Ascendos coaches. DSB’s objective was to acquire ownership and a sale of the coaches at the end of the current lease term in October 2017 has been agreed at a price that met Ascendos’ objectives.

The coaches are therefore no longer available to lease to other parties. The sale will have no impact on the day to day activities of the company, and the management team are committed to the long term development of the company - continuing to support its customers and to deliver value to its shareholders and financiers.


2013-December

Double-deck Coaches

You will get further information about the Double-deck Coaches here.


2013-June

transport logistic Munich 2013

Visit Ascendos at Hall B6 Stand 328 from 4th – 7th June 2013.


2012-September

Innotrans Berlin 2012

Visit Ascendos at Hall 18 Stand 408 from 18 – 21 September 2012 at Innotrans Berlin.


2012-July

1,350 kN Couplings on Falns Wagons

Ascendos will replace all the 850 kN couplings, currently installed on the 100 Falns wagons with the 1,350 kN version. This will allow the new lessees to run longer and heavier trains, matching market requirements.


2012-May

Class 66 Locomotives

On May 14, 2012 HGK in Brühl completed the HU on the last Class 66 locomotive of the Ascendos fleet. The 24 Class 66 locomotives passed the HU revision during the period of November 2009 till May 2012. The HU has been performed by HGK, EMD and Reuschling.


2012-April

G4.2 Revision on Falns Wagons

On May 02, 2012 HGK in Brühl started the G4.2 revision on the first Falns wagons. Out of the fleet of 100 wagons HGK will perform this revision on 45 wagons. On April 25, 2012 F.Kiffe & Söhne in Münster started the G4.2 revision on the first Falns wagons. Out of the fleet of 100 wagons owned by Ascendos, K&S will perform this revision on 55 wagons.


2011-May

transport logistic Munich 2011

Visit Ascendos on the T&L fare in Munich, Hall B6 Stand 330 from May 10 – May 13, 2011.


Fleet Section

Rail Fleet


The Ascendos ‘Rail Fleet’ consists of Locomotives, Passenger Vehicles (coaches, EMUs and DMUs) and Freight Wagons. The Locomotive fleet comprises diesel locomotives type Class 66 and ER 20 together with electric locomotives type BR 145 and BR 185. The Passenger Vehicle fleet consists of double-deck coaches, Flirt 2-Car and 3-Car EMUs and Lint 27 1-Car and Lint 41 2-Car DMUs. The Freight Wagon fleet comprises Falns wagons. Further information including technical details can be found below.

Locomotives


Class 66

Manufacturer EMD
Power (starting tractive effort) Diesel Electric 2250 kW (410 kN)
Maximum speed 120 km/h
Wheel arrangement Co'Co'
Weight 126 tons
Length (LUP) 21,4 metres
Country approvals D/B/NL(21), D/B(2), D/B/NL/PL (1)
Safety devices PZB 90, Memor / ATB (EG-NG-VV) / SHP
Curve radius 80 metres (single traction)
Tank capacity 6400 litres

Low emissions - Class 66 already comply with Euro III standard

BR 145

Manufacturer Bombardier
Power (starting tractive effort) 4200 kW (300 kN)
Maximum speed 140 km/h
Wheel arrangement Bo'Bo'
Weight 82 tons
Length (LUP) 18,9 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90/LZB/AFB
Curve radius 100 metres (V max. 30 km/h)
Equipment ZDS/ZMS/ZWS/
ZS/Tb0/NBU

Also appropriate for passenger trains

BR 185

Manufacturer Bombardier
Power (starting tractive effort) 5600 kW (300 kN)
Maximum speed 140 km/h
Wheel arrangement Bo'Bo'
Weight 85 tons
Length (LUP) 18,9 metres
Country approvals Germany, Austria
Safety devices PZB 90/LZB/AFB
Curve radius 100 metres (V max. 30 km/h)
Equipment ZDS/ZMS/ZWS/
ZS/Tb0/NBU

Also appropriate for passenger trains

ER 20

Manufacturer Siemens
Power (starting tractive effort) Diesel Electric 1600 kW (235 kN)
Maximum speed 140 km/h
Wheel arrangement Bo'Bo'
Weight 80 tons
Length (LUP) 19,3 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90/AFB
Curve radius 100 metres
Tank capacity 1750 / (2800) litres

Also appropriate for passenger trains

Passenger Vehicles


Double-deck Coaches

Manufacturer Bombardier
Maximum speed 160 km/h
Train Versions Abs/BK/B
Weight 52 tons
Length (LUP) ca. 27 metres
Country approvals Germany, Denmark
Safety devices ATC (Drivers/Trailers)
Low floor area Approx 550 mm
Seats Dependent on seating arrangement

Designed for commuter trains with push-pull operation

Flirt 2-Car

Manufacturer Stadler
Power (starting tractive effort) 1300kW (200 kN)
Maximum speed 140 km/h
Weight 76 tons
Length (LUP) 42,1 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90
Floor height 1120 mm
Seats 116

Regional trains with low floor entrances

Flirt 3-Car

Manufacturer Stadler
Power (starting tractive effort) 1300kW (200 kN)
Maximum speed 140 km/h
Weight 76 tons
Length (LUP) 42,1 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90
Floor height 1120 mm
Seats 116

Regional trains with low floor entrances

Lint 27

Manufacturer Alstom LHB
Power (starting tractive effort) Diesel Hydraulic 315kw
Maximum speed 120 km/h
Wheel arrangement 1 car train (B'2')
Weight 41 tons
Length (LUP) 27 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90
Low floor area 598 mm
Seats 68

Regional trains with low floor entrances

Lint 41

Manufacturer Alstom LHB
Power (starting tractive effort) Diesel Hydraulic 2 x 315kw
Maximum speed 120 km/h
Wheel arrangement 2 car train (B'2' B')
Weight 63,5 tons
Length (LUP) 41,8 metres
Country approvals Germany
Safety devices PZB 90
Low floor area 598 mm
Seats 126

Regional trains with low floor entrances

Freight Wagons


Falns

Manufacturer Transwagonna - Burgas Bulgaris
Power (starting tractive effort) Passive
Maximum speed 120 km/h empty, 100 km/h loaded
Wheel arrangement    2 bogies (DB-BA 628/629 / Y25Lsd1) BA004
Weight 24,50 tons (axle load limit 22,50 tons)
Length (LUP) 13,29 metres
Country approvals RIV complies
Safety devices Not applicable
Curve radius 150 metres (main), 75 metres (shunt)
Further equipment Pneumatic unloading operation

Contact

Contact Map

Luxembourg

Ascendos Rail Leasing S.à r.l.

20, rue Eugène Ruppert
L-2453 Luxembourg

Phone: +352 2649 3284
Fax: +352 2649 3285
Email: info@ascendos.com

Germany


United Kingdom