European urban rail news

The latest railway, metro and light rail industry news from Europe.

Solaris wins Hamburg electric bus order

24 May 2018

GERMANY: Solaris is to supply 10 electric buses to Hamburg public transport operator Hochbahn, the company announced on May 24. Two of the Urbino 12 vehicles are due to be delivered later this year, with the remaining eight to ... more

VDL wins Umeå electric bus contract

23 May 2018

SWEDEN: VDL Bus & Coach is to supply 25 articulated electric buses to Umeå municipality, the manufacturer announced on May 23. The Citeas SLFA-180 buses are expected to enter service in June 2019 on routes 1 and 8, operated ... more

Contactless ticketing tests begin on Milano metro

23 May 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM started testing account-based contactless bank card ticketing at a metro station on May 14, making it the first such application in Italy. SIA has supplied the technology, which has been ... more

KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro

23 May 2018

UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders ... more

SKM Warszawa signs Pesa Elf2 order

22 May 2018

POLAND: Suburban rail operator SKM Warszawa signed a contract with Pesa on May 21 for the supply of up to 21 Elf2 electric multiple-units. Deliveries of the base order of eight five-car and five four-car trainsets are due to be ... more

London tram enhancements included in Growth Fund

22 May 2018

UK: Transport for London is to finance around one-third of the cost of double-tracking the Elmers End branch of the tram network, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 21. TfL is to provide £3·3m from its Growth Fund ... more

Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform

21 May 2018

UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support ... more

Kazan orders more Uraltransmash trams

21 May 2018

RUSSIA: Kazan transport agency Metroelectrotrans has signed contract with trading company Fobos-TS for the supply of 20 Uraltransmash 71-407 trams. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of August. The 340m rouble order ... more

Heathrow Connect out as TfL Rail comes in

21 May 2018

UK: MTR Crossrail started operating stopping services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport under the TfL Rail brand on May 20. These are due to become part of the Elizabeth Line in December. TfL has taken over services to ... more