European urban rail news

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

Amsterdam completes Noord-Zuid metro line

12 Jan 2018

NETHERLANDS: Construction of the Amsterdam Noord-Zuid metro line has been officially completed and the route is ready for the start of trial operation, the city council announced on January 11. Running from Amsterdam Zuid ... more

Alstom to supply more Citadis trams to Bordeaux

11 Jan 2018

FRANCE: Bordeaux Metropole has ordered a further 10 Citadis trams from Alstom, the manufacturer announced on January 11. The contract worth €30m is an option on a framework contract signed in 2011. The 26 trams from the firm ... more

Stadler to supply FGC EMUs

10 Jan 2018

SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC has awarded Stadler Rail a €99∙5m contract to supply 15 four-car Class 115 EMUs. The four-car trainsets are to be deployed from 2019 on FGC’s 1 435 mm gauge Vallès network serving ... more

Düsseldorf trams reach ISS Dome

08 Jan 2018

GERMANY: Düsseldorf’s tram network was extended by 2 km on January 7, when a northern extension of Line 701 was inaugurated. The new route from Rath S-Bahn station to ISS Dome has three stops. The €30m cost of work was ... more

More Vamos light rail vehicles ordered for Bielefeld

08 Jan 2018

GERMANY: Bielefeld transport operator moBiel announced on January 4 that it had ordered a further 24 Vamos light rail vehicles from a consortium of Heiterblick and Kiepe Electric. The contract is worth €90m. Leipzig-based ... more

Oslo electric bus pilot begins

04 Jan 2018

NORWAY: December marked the start of a two-year electric bus pilot project in Oslo, involving three operators running a total of six electric buses. The total cost of the pilot is NKr43m. Nobina is operating two 18 m long ... more

Modertrans to supply more trams to Katowice

03 Jan 2018

POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has selected Modertrans to supply up to 15 partly low-floor trams for its network centred on Katowice. The base order covers eight unidirectional and two bidirectional single-section 13·5 m long ... more

Brussels articulated electric bus order placed

03 Jan 2018

BELGIUM: Brussels city transport operator STIB has awarded a €21m contract to Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 25 articulated electric buses. This forms part of STIB’s plan to have an entirely electric bus fleet by 2030. ... more

More LRVs ordered for Vitoria

03 Jan 2018

SPAIN: Euskotren has awarded CAF a €14∙5m contract to supply three seven-section LRVs for the Vitoria light rail network, and to extend from five to seven sections three of the 11 Series 500 LRVs it had supplied for the ... more