European urban rail news

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

CAF to supply more trams to Luxembourg

06 Jun 2018

LUXEMBOURG: Project promoter Luxtram has selected CAF to supply 12 trams for the next phase of the Luxembourg City tram line. The contract for Urbos 3 trams is worth €40m. CAF supplied the initial fleet of 21 trams under a ... more

Lund tram supplier selected

06 Jun 2018

SWEDEN: Regional transport authority Skånetrafiken has selected CAF to supply seven trams to operate on the tram line that is under construction in Lund. The contract for the five-section Urbos trams includes options for more ... more

South Wales Metro plans announced

06 Jun 2018

UK: Electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff, new rolling stock fleets to operate them and new stations are envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded by the Welsh ... more

London trams to become cashless

04 Jun 2018

UK: Trams in London will become cashless from next month, Transport for London announced on June 4. Ticket machines are to be removed from all tram stops on July 16, leaving contactless payment, Oyster cards, Travelcards or bus ... more

Basel to test electric bus

31 May 2018

SWITZERLAND: Basel bus operator BVB is to test a VDL Citea SLFA-181 Electric bus on all its bus routes later this year. The pilot project is intended to give BVB experience of electric bus operation. The low-floor articulated ... more

Novocherkassk signs new tram contract

31 May 2018

RUSSIA: Trading company Fobos-TS has won a 78m rouble contract to supply four trams to Novocherkassk. Deliveries are due by the end of September. The vehicles are likely to be made by Uraltransmash. Earlier this month Fobos-TS ... more

Denmark – Sweden cross-border metro project moves forward

30 May 2018

EUROPE: København Mayor Frank Jensen and Malmö Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh announced the formation of a partnership to promote the cross-border Øresundsmetro project at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 conference in Malmö on May 28. ... more

St Petersburg metro Line 3 extended

29 May 2018

RUSSIA: A northwestern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 3 was inaugurated on May 26. The 5 km underground extension from Primorskaya to Begovaya includes an intermediate station at Novokrestovskaya on Krestovsky ... more

Reform of Swiss public transport takes shape

28 May 2018

SWITZERLAND: Plans are being drawn up for a reorganisation of the way regional public transport services are procured in a bid to ensure that they remain efficient and sustainable in the long term. Proposals for reform were ... more