The Rail Professional Interview: Haydn Abbott of Angel Trains

Haydn Abbott is the managing director of Angel Trains, a rolling stock leasing company in the United Kingdom. In this interview he discusses the privatization of British railroads that created his industry and the investment in new rolling stock that privatization has allowed. Critics of privatization believe that rolling stock leasing companies charge unreasonably high fees, while Abbott replies that the lease costs are only a small portion of the cost of operating a railway. He also discusses the place of rolling stock leasing in the conversion to new high speed trains across Britain.


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  • Accession Number: 01014728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2005 1:00PM