European urban rail news

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

Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a contract to manage its ticket distribution systems (Photo: VRR).

Rhein-Ruhr ticketing contract awarded

23 Mar 2017

GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a contract to manage its ticket distribution systems for 11 years from December 1 2019, when the current contract held by Deutsche Bahn ... more

Transport for West Midlands is to take over the day-to-day operations of the Midland Metro light rail line.

Transport for West Midlands to take Midland Metro in-house

22 Mar 2017

UK: Transport for West Midlands is to take over the day-to-day operations of the Midland Metro light rail line when the current contract held by National Express ends in October 2018. ‘Metro is embarking on an unprecedented ... more

Stadler Bussnang has been selected to supply high-capacity EMUs to MÁV-Start.

Stadler selected for high-capacity EMU contract

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: Sole bidder Stadler Bussnang has been selected for a framework contract to supply high-capacity electric multiple-units, national passenger operator MÁV-Start announced on March 17. Further negotiations will now take ... more

Pisa Mover inaugurated

21 Mar 2017

ITALY: An automated peoplemover linking Galileo Galilei Airport with Pisa Centro railway station was inaugurated on March 18. Travel is free until March 26. Pisa Mover services take 4 min to complete the 1·8 km route, ... more

First refurbished Budapest Line M3 trainset enters passenger service

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: The first modernised metro train entered service on Budapest metro Line M3 on March 20. The six-car set was modernised by Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash, the original supplier. Two more are due to enter ... more

Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.

Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

21 Mar 2017

UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail ... more

Freiburg offers electric cargo bike hire

17 Mar 2017

GERMANY: Freiburg public transport operator VAG and the Südbaden branch of motoring association ADAC have added two electric cargo bikes to the city’s existing cargo bike hire offering. The city’s free LastenVelo Freiburg cargo ... more

Vityaz-M trams enter service in Moscow

17 Mar 2017

RUSSIA: Two prototype Vityaz-M trams entered revenue service in Moscow on March 17. They had arrived at arrived at the Bauman depot on January 27. Moscow tram operator Mosgortrans ordered 300 three-section trams from a ... more

Taking a regional approach to journey planning

16 Mar 2017

FRANCE: The Syndicat Mixte Intermodal Régional de Transports grouping of transport authorities in northern France has become the first organisation to deploy Conduent’s Mobility Companion Platform. The journey planner aims to ... more