Rolling Stock

We manage a portfolio of over 5,000 quality rail vehicles and work with most train operating companies in the UK

Safe and reliable rolling stock

Dedicated fleet management teams driving performance and improving the fleets

Higher availability of trains

Optimising maintenance to reduce time out of service

Fast response to technical issues

Our dedicated pool of engineers represents over half of our workforce

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Lower operating costs

We deliver significant economies of scale through our supply chain reach

A smooth route through engineering approvals

Facilitated by an in-house engineering function, which manages the complex landscape of new train approvals, modifications and maintenance documentation

State of the art technology

Our innovation team looks at continuous improvement of our rolling stock with a clear focus on the 4 Cs (cost, carbon, customer, capacity)

Freight Rolling Stock

The rail freight industry carries £30bn worth of goods across the country per annum and plays a vital role in reducing road congestion and harmful emissions.


At Porterbrook we support the Government ambition to see more freight moved by rail and are active in the market to provide quality rolling stock solutions to Freight Operating Companies. This could be through targeted investments in locomotives or wagons, or through the innovative repurposing of surplus passenger rolling stock.

We continue to pursue opportunities to grow our portfolio as we bid to finance and support new build fleets as part of the refranchising process.