European urban rail news

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

More TW3000 LRVs ordered for Hannover

22 Mar 2018

GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra has ordered a further seven TW3000 light rail vehicles from a consortium of Kiepe Electric and Alstom. Niedersachsen Land transport agency LNVG is financing 50% of the €19·4m cost ... more

Moscow metro reaches Seligerskaya

22 Mar 2018

RUSSIA: A northern extension of Moscow metro Line 10 was opened on March 16, adding 4·3 km. The extension from Petrovsko-Razumovskaya to Seligerskaya includes two stations at a depth of 65 m and a terminus 20 m ... more

Rail Baltica tram feasibility study commissioned for Tallinn

19 Mar 2018

ESTONIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications have awarded Egis Rail a €171 000 contract to undertake a feasibility and technical study for proposed a tram ... more

Uber opens up its London data

15 Mar 2018

UK: On-demand taxi company Uber made data from its trips in London available to third parties on March 15 when it launched its Uber Movement data tool for the city. Uber says that it has had feedback from cities in which it ... more

Seoul and Barcelona metro operators sign co-operation agreement

14 Mar 2018

INTERNATIONAL: Barcelona metro operator TMB and Seoul Metro signed a two-year technical co-operation agreement on March 6. The two operators plan to assist each other in technical and management innovation through sharing ... more

Roma suburban upgrade agreement signed

14 Mar 2018

ITALY: The region of Lazio has signed a framework agreement with infrastructure manager RFI for the upgrade of several suburban lines serving Roma. The agreement signed on February 22 includes projects worth €665m over five ... more

Edinburgh tram extension shortlist

13 Mar 2018

UK: City of Edinburgh Council announced on March 13 that it had prequalified four bidders for a contract to build the proposed tram extension to Newhaven. The 4·6 km eastern extension from York Place to Leith and Newhaven ... more

First Innsbruck Regionalbahn LRV rolled out

13 Mar 2018

AUSTRIA: The first Flexity light rail vehicle for Innsbruck’s Regionalbahn project left Bombardier’s factory in Wien on March 12. It is expected to enter service in June on Innsbruck’s metre-gauge network. The city of ... more

More driverless metro trains ordered for København

13 Mar 2018

DENMARK: København metro authority Metroselskabet signed a €50m contract with Hitachi Rail Italy on March 7 for the supply of eight driverless trainsets to operate on lines M1 and M2. To be delivered by 2020, the trains are to ... more