Alstom Aventra Trains

Alstom Transport UK Limited

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Alstom in the UK and Ireland

With 37 locations and 6,000 employees, Alstom is the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40 per cent of the UK mainline train fleet; as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas. Half of all UK rail journeys are made on an Alstom train, while its portfolio of smart products is the widest on the market. Alstom’s mission is to support a low-carbon future through the development of innovative and sustainable transportation solutions, including:

  • High-speed, regional, commuter, metro, tram, monorail and people mover rolling stock.
  • Maintenance services.
  • Modernisation services.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Digital mobility.
  • Signalling.
  • Turnkey systems.

Who We Are

Alstom In The UK and Ireland 

According to the 2023 Economic Impact Report by EY, Alstom has supported a contribution of nearly £1bn to UK and Ireland GDP in the financial year 2022/23. The report also reveals that the train manufacturer works with 1,144 UK and Ireland suppliers, and supports over 17,000 jobs. Having being part of the fabric of rail for two centuries – the Newcastle factory of Robert Stephenson and Company later became part of Alstom – the business continues to play a central role in the UK’s rail industry.

Read Alstom’s 2023 Economic Impact Report.

Alstom’s trusted partner status means they are not only delivering the biggest train manufacturing programme in a generation, but also the two largest major signalling frameworks in Control Period 6 (CP6). 63 per cent of the UK’s installed train fleet is supported by Alstom in some capacity, while Alstom-manufactured trains for Dublin’s Dart+ will bring battery-electric trains to Ireland for the first time. The company is also playing a crucial role in the hugely successful Elizabeth Line, which now accounts for one in six of all UK rail passenger journeys.

Alstom is also delighted to be working in a joint venture with Hitachi Rail that will develop, build and maintain the next generation of high-speed trains in Britain for High Speed Two (HS2).

Sustainability Vision

With demand for global mobility on the rise, cities and countries need transport solutions that help decrease greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, pollution and improve public health for the years to come.

Aventra – Elizabeth Line (Credit – Simon Coult)

Alstom recognises the importance of implementing a sustainable business model which supports the transition to sustainable transport systems in order to ensure the long-term success of our planet. As a sustainable business by nature, it prides itself on delivering a wide range of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies and solutions.

You can read more about Alstom’s commitments, from supporting the decarbonization of mobility to positively impacting society.