European urban rail news

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

Next phase of Firenze tram network inaugurated

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: A tram extension was inaugurated in Firenze on July 16, adding 4·1 km to the city’s sole light rail route. The extension links the former eastern terminus of T1 at Alamanni-Stazione with Careggi-Ospedale to the ... more

Hitachi signs new Leonardo train contract

16 Jul 2018

ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has signed an €87m contract with Milano transport operator ATM for the supply of 12 Leonardo trains for metro Line 2, the supplier announced on July 16. The through-gangwayed trains will be ... more

BYD wins Oslo electric bus order

16 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bus operator Nobina has awarded BYD a contract to supply 42 electric buses to operate in Oslo. The 18 m articulated buses are due to arrive in the second quarter of 2019. They will join two BYD electric buses that ... more

Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition.

UTM unveils two prototype trams

13 Jul 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash Holdings unveiled two prototype trams at the Innoprom-2018 industrial exhibition held in its home city of Yekaterinburg on July 9-12. The Type 71-415 is a fully-low floor vehicle designed in-house by UTM as ... more

EBRD is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan to finance the acquisition of trolleybuses.

Mariupol trolleybus network modernisation financing in place

13 Jul 2018

UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing Mariupol city transport operator MTTU with a loan of up to €13m to finance the acquisition of up to 72 low-floor trolleybuses, spare parts and ... more

The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12.

Digital S-Bahn Hamburg automation agreement signed

12 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The Digital S-Bahn Hamburg agreement to automate operations on a section of the city’s suburban rail network was signed by the mayor, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens on July 12. The partners have agreed to share the €60m cost ... more

Göteborg orders 30 electric buses

12 Jul 2018

SWEDEN: The GS Buss subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar and public transport authority Västtrafik have ordered 30 electric buses from Volvo, the supplier announced on July 3. Due to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019, they ... more

Île-de-France funds initial Grand Paris fleet

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités confirmed on July 11 that it had allocated €680m to fund 53 driverless metro trains for the initial phases of the Grand Paris Express project. Representing the first tranche of orders expected to ... more

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

11 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over ... more