European urban rail news

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

Turkish rolling stock local content requirement published

13 Nov 2017

TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım published a notice on November 7 stipulating that all urban rail vehicles for Turkey must have at least 51% local content. This requirement covers metro trains, trams, light rail vehicles, ... more

RER proposal in Moscow transport investment plans

13 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has announced that the city plans to spend 550bn roubles per year on transport projects in 2018-20. Planned projects include the development of an RER-style network by providing links ... more

Novocherkassk presents UTM trams

13 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: The city of Novocherkassk has officially unveiled the first two of five trams that Uraltransmash is supplying under a contract signed earlier this year. Sole bidder Elektrotransport won the 81·5m rouble contract and ... more

Helsinki orbital light rail contractor chosen

10 Nov 2017

FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL and the City of Espoo have selected a consortium of YIT and VR Track as construction contractor for the Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line. The contract is expected to be signed by the ... more

Russia One tram abandoned

10 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: The Russia One tram will not go into series production, Rostec’s Director for Special Commissions Vasily Brovko said on November 8. The Russia One or R1 design was developed by the Uraltransmash tram manufacturing ... more

EIB lends €200m to Madrid Metro

10 Nov 2017

SPAIN: Metro de Madrid announced on November 10 that it had been granted a €200m loan by the European Investment Bank. Being provided over a period of three years on what the metro says are ‘very advantageous’ terms, the ... more

Body formed for joint procurement of tram-trains

09 Nov 2017

EUROPE: Seven transport operators and the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) announced on November 8 that they had formed a group to place joint orders for tram-train vehicles. VDV TramTrain includes Karlsruhe ... more

Tunnelling has been completed on the London Underground’s Northern Line extension.

Northern Line extension tunnelling completed

08 Nov 2017

UK: Tunnelling on the London Underground’s Northern Line extension was completed on November 8, when tunnel boring machine Amy broke through at Kennington. Amy began tunnelling in May, following sister machine Helen the ... more

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has terminated the contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro Red Line.

Stockholm metro resignalling contract terminated

08 Nov 2017

SWEDEN: A contract for Ansaldo STS to resignal the Stockholm metro’s Red Line was unilaterally terminated by transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik on November 7. ‘There are fundamental shortcomings in Ansaldo STS's ... more