European urban rail news

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

Sardinia transport funding approved

01 Feb 2018

ITALY: Sardinia regional government approved the allocation of €117·6m from EU funds for four public transport projects on January 23. The proposals must now be approved by the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure & ... more

Electric buses ordered for Den Haag

01 Feb 2018

NETHERLANDS: Den Haag transport operator HTM signed a contract on January 23 with VDL Bus & Coach for the supply of five Citeas SLF-120 Electric buses with options for three more. VDL will also supply the charging ... more

BKM trams ordered for Volgograd

01 Feb 2018

RUSSIA: Sole bidder Avtotekhkom was awarded a 257·5m rouble contract on January 29 to supply 10 Belkommunmash trams to Volgograd. Deliveries are due before April 10 and VEB-Leasing is providing financial backing. The 37% ... more

Siemens to supply more trams to Bremen

31 Jan 2018

GERMANY: Bremer Straßenbahn has ordered an additional 10 Avenio trams from Siemens. The order announced on January 31 is an option on a contract signed in June 2017, which included a base order of 67 trams and options for up to ... more

Nationwide transport smart card to be launched

31 Jan 2018

TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on January 25 that a nationwide public transport smart card will be launched in June. Every citizen will be able to apply for a Türkiye Kart, which will be designated for a named ... more

New trolleybuses enter service in Ostrava

31 Jan 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: The first Škoda 26Tr trolleybuses entered revenue service in Ostrava on January 23. Deliveries of the vehicles, for which Solaris has supplied the bodies, started in December, with six arriving so far. The ... more

CZ Loko submits best offer for Warszawa metro shunter

30 Jan 2018

POLAND: CZ Loko has submitted the lowest bid to supply a shunting locomotive to Warszawa metro operator Metro Warszawskie. Its bid of 3·25m złoty excluding VAT beat one from ZPS Stargard, which came in at 3·47m złoty. The ... more

Indra wins Amsterdam ticketing contract

30 Jan 2018

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam public transport authority GVB has awarded Indra a contract to supply 130 ticket vending machines. Indra is to supply TVMs that accept credit card payments for installation at metro stations, tram stops ... more

UTM begins tram deliveries to Kolomna

30 Jan 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash delivered the first of 21 single-section Type 71-407-01 trams to Kolomna on January 27. The partly low-floor 15·9 m long tram has 27 seats and three 1 300 mm double doors. Operator ... more