European urban rail news

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

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

Münster orders more electric buses

23 Oct 2017

GERMANY: VDL Bus & Coach has received a follow-on order to supply five Citea SLF-120 Electric buses to Stadtwerke Münster. In April 2015 VDL delivered five Citeas Electric to Münster for testing. One was delivered under the ... more

Keolis to take over tram and bus operations in Besançon

23 Oct 2017

FRANCE: Greater Besançon municipality has awarded Keolis a seven-year contract to operate the city’s Ginko network of trams and buses. The contract running from January 1 2018 is expected to generate total revenue of €248·5m. ... more