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

The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10 (Photo: Caen La Mer).

First Caen tram unveiled

11 Jul 2018

FRANCE: The first Alstom tram for Caen was unveiled on July 10. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October with entry into service scheduled for September next year. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to ... more

HQ Equita acquires transport technology companies and expects market growth

10 Jul 2018

INTERNATIONAL: German investment group HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in public transport communication, security and monitoring technology supplier r2p from Swedish investor Alder Fund ... more

Angers tram contracts awarded

10 Jul 2018

FRANCE: Colas has won two contracts for the construction of the second tram line in Angers. The 10·1 km route would run from Belle-Beille in the west to Monplaisir in the northeast, crossing the Maine River on a new ... more

The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9 (Photo: S-Bahn München/BEG).

Refurbished München S-Bahn trainset returns to service

09 Jul 2018

GERMANY: The completion of the first of 238 Class 423 electric multiple-units which are to be refurbished for the München S-Bahn under an €300m programme was marked with a special run on July 9. Following two days of preview ... more

Oradea tram (Photo: Smiley.toerist/CC BY-SA 4.0).

Oradea tramway extension contract awarded

09 Jul 2018

ROMANIA: SC Mari-Vila has been awarded a 47·9m lei contract to build a 3·8 km extension of the Oradea tram network. The project includes the construction of a double-track link from Calea Aradului to Strada Dimitrie Cantemir in ... more

Contactless ticketing rolled out across Milano metro

09 Jul 2018

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM introduced account-based contactless bank card ticketing across the metro network on June 29. All 113 stations are now equipped with card readers at ticket gates that accept MasterCard and ... more

Berlin orders electric Mercedes buses

06 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered 15 Mercedes‑Benz Citaro electric buses. Deliveries are due to begin in the first quarter of 2019. Each bus will have ten battery modules which will be charged using a plug-in ... more

Bergen tram operations contract renewed

05 Jul 2018

NORWAY: Bergen transport authority Bybanen selected Keolis Norge to continue operating the city’s trams on June 29. Keolis expects to sign the contract after a 10-day standstill period. The contract would run for eight years ... more

Manchester tram contract signed

02 Jul 2018

UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has signed a £72m contract with Bombardier Transportation UK and Kiepe Electric for the supply of 27 trams, the authority announced on July 2. The first tram is expected to arrive in ... more