European urban rail news

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

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

Uraltransmash sole bidder in revised Kolomna tram tender

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has emerged as the sole bidder for a contract to supply 21 trams to Kolomna. The manufacturer is likely to supply its single-section partly low-floor Type 71-407. Six trams are due to be delivered by ... more

Łódź to buy more second-hand trams from Bochum

06 Nov 2017

POLAND: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra submitted the only bid in a tender to supply trams to MPK Łódź. Bogestra is to supply 32 NF6D partly low-floor trams for €3·2m. Deliveries are due by 2020, and there are ... more

Metrowagonmash to supply metro cars to Nizhny Novgorod

06 Nov 2017

RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod metro operator Nizhegorodskoe Metro signed a 1·3bn rouble contract on November 1 with Metrowagonmash and Sberbank Leasing for the supply of 23 metro cars. Metrowagonmash is to supply 10 driving cars and ... more

Škoda wins Pardubice trolleybus contract

01 Nov 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric has won a KC150m contract to supply 15 trolleybuses to Pardubice, the manufacturer announced on October 31. The purchase is being co-financed by EU funds. The 12 m long low-floor ... more

Tramwaje Szczecińskie orders Modertrans tram kits

31 Oct 2017

POLAND: Tramwaje Szczecińskie has selected sole bidder Modertrans to supply two Moderus Beta trams kits for assembly by TS at its workshops. The first kit is to be delivered within 90 days, with the second to come by the end of ... more

Stadler to supply more metro trains to Berlin

31 Oct 2017

GERMANY: Berlin transport operator BVG has ordered a further 80 metro cars from Stadler Pankow, in response to an urgent need to increase capacity on its small-profile lines. The first must be delivered at the latest during the ... more

Izmir suburban rolling stock order planned

30 Oct 2017

TURKEY: Izmir suburban rail operator Izban is planning to purchase the first double-deck rolling stock in Turkey, it announced on October 28. Izban intends to purchase 25 three-car electric multiple-units, of which nine would ... more