European urban rail news

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

Hradec Králové orders battery trolleybuses

20 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric is to supply nine of its 30 Tr trolleybuses to Hradec Králové, the manufacturer announced on October 19. Deliveries under the KC120m contract are due in mid-2018. The 12 m long vehicles ... more

Indra awarded Thessaloniki metro ticketing contract

19 Oct 2017

GREECE: Indra has won a contract to supply an automated fare collection system for the metro line under construction in Thessaloniki. Indra will supply equipment including ticket vending machines and gates for the 13 stations ... more

Line 2 tram depot work begins in Ulm

19 Oct 2017

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new tram depot in Ulm took place on October 18. The 184 m long, 17 m wide building with four tracks is being built to help accommodate a fleet that is being enlarged as a ... more

Shell to acquire electric vehicle charging provider

18 Oct 2017

EUROPE: Shell announced on October 12 that it has signed an agreement to buy electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion. NewMotion operates 30 000 private electric charging points for homes and businesses in the ... more

Work begins on new Hamburg U-Bahn workshop

17 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Hamburg Transport Senator Frank Horch and Hamburger Hochbahn Technical Director Jens-Günter Lang laid the foundation stone for a new workshop on October 12. Due to open in early 2019, the €44m facility is being built ... more

Olomouc orders EVO1 trams

17 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Operator DP Olomouc signed a KC212·6m contract on October 4 for the supply of eight EVO1 trams. Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny will supply its single-section low-floor EVO1 model, produced under the Alliance TW ... more

Map of the planned Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane stations in west London.

Transport for London plans new Overground stations

17 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London has begun a five-week public consultation on plans to build stations at Hythe Road and Old Oak Common Lane in west London. ‘These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity ... more

Moscow – Troitsk tram line approved

17 Oct 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin approved a tram line linking the city’s metro network to the satellite town of Troitsk on October 12. The 17·8 km route would link the town of 40 000, which lies 37 km ... more

Tampere tram order finalised

16 Oct 2017

FINLAND: Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech announced details of its tram order for Tampere on October 16. The firm order for 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams is worth €104m, and the framework contract includes options for up ... more