European urban rail news

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

Multimodal journey planning and ticketing app launched in Utrecht

27 Oct 2017

NETHERLANDS: Keolis has launched a multimodal journey planning and ticketing app in the province of Utrecht. The helloGo app has been developed by Keolis Nederland, journey planning software developer 9292, national passenger ... more

Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

27 Oct 2017

UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October ... more

DB has launched a driverless electric road shuttle in Bad Birnbach in Bayern.

Deutsche Bahn launches driverless shuttle

27 Oct 2017

GERMANY: National railway Deutsche Bahn launched an electric driverless shuttle service in the town of Bad Birnbach in Bayern on October 25. DB said it aims to use the multi-year project to become better acquainted with the ... more

VDL to supply electric minibuses to Noord-Holland

26 Oct 2017

NETHERLANDS: Transdev subsidiary Connexxion has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for 62 electric minibuses to be used for services that are part of the Noord-Holland Noord concession from next year. The 8 m long ... more

Metro do Porto operating concession awarded

26 Oct 2017

PORTUGAL: Barraqueiro SGPS has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Metro do Porto light rail network in 2018-25. The contract was awarded on the basis of the lowest bid following an international tender, ... more

Holborn station is currently used by 63 million passengers a year.

Transport for London consults on Holborn capacity upgrade

26 Oct 2017

UK: Transport for London is undertaking public consultation until November 17 on proposals to increase capacity at Holborn station on London Underground’s Central and Piccadilly lines. Handling 63 million passengers a ... more

Stadler Minsk metro car order confirmed

26 Oct 2017

BELARUS: Stadler has confirmed details of the metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk. The first four-car trainset is due to arrive in the capital next year, with the rest following by 2020. Stadler Minsk CEO Philipp Brunner ... more

Abbey Wood Crossrail station opens

25 Oct 2017

UK: The rebuilt Abbey Wood station in southeast London opened on October 23, as management of the station was transferred to Transport for London. The station was previously operated by Southeastern and is now operated on behalf ... more

Cities pledge to buy zero-emission buses

24 Oct 2017

INTERNATIONAL: The mayors of 12 cities pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 when they signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration on October 23. The leaders of London, Paris, København, Barcelona, ... more