Nexrail is a rolling stock lessor operating in Western Europe. Its current portfolio of ca. 100 locomotives (53 operational and 50 under order) is  dedicated to the freight and shunting markets with clients located in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. Nexrail was created by a group of seasoned rail leasing professionals with the ambition to become the leading European platform offering hybrid/dual mode traction and innovative locomotives and specialized rolling stock to its clients. Nexrail Lease is a portfolio company of funds managed by InfraVia Capital Partners.

With rail at the centre of energy transition and the roll-out of ETCS, we think of Europe’s aging mid-cab fleet as an opportunity. Many innovations are rapidly coming to market to make a large step forward in making Europe’s locomotive fleet more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Using all our experience and resources, NEXRAIL is dedicated to making these innovations available to European rail operators. 

Expect innovative new-build projects involving alternative traction, new-build introductions in new geographies, retrofit projects to sell-modernize-and-lease-back older types, and experiments with alternative fuels such as HVO, hydrogen and e-diesel.

A great example is our inaugural 50 locomotive new-build order for the first hybrid heavy mid-cab locomotive, the Vossloh DE 18 Smart Hybrid, in Europe. Uniquely, this locomotive will be homologated for Belgium, France, Luxemburg and Germany.

We look forward to discussing your locomotive ideas and needs involving dual-mode, hybrid, hydrogen, and sale-and-lease back. Let’s fast forward to the next generation locomotive fleet.

 Nexrail team


NEXRAIL has a Pan-European focus. Wherever clients have non-electrified use-cases, we are interested in solutions. Using partner workshops throughout Europe, NEXRAIL can go where the client wants to go. 




  • InfraVia-backed rolling stock lessor Nexrail Lease and Vossloh Locomotives have entered into an exclusive agreement for: - the purchase of a leasing pool of 53 modern shunting locomotives under lease and - an order of up to 50 DE 18 Stage V SmartHybrid locomotives for the wider Benelux region.

  • Last week, Nexrail CEO Luuk von Meijenfeldt had the chance to explain our view on alternative fuels such as bio-such such as HVO and e-fuel that are made from CO2 that is captured from the air.

  • The Advisory Board of the NEXRAIL.lease group (“Nexrail”), a portfolio company of Funds managed by InfraVia Capital Partners, is pleased to welcome two new members: Alexandra Curiel(CEO of Geismar) and Mark Stevenson (CFO of VTG).