European urban rail news

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

Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 EMUs which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services.

Crossrail fleet sale and leaseback deal completed

22 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has completed a sale and leaseback deal for the Class 345 electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is delivering for Elizabeth Line services. The EMUs have been bought by the 345 Rail ... more

Stadler has presented a four-car metro trainset that it is supplying to Minsk Metro.

Stadler presents Minsk metro train

21 Mar 2019

BELARUS: Stadler presented the first of 10 metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk Metro at its factory in the city on March 20. The four-car train is due to undertake testing at the factory before being transported by rail to ... more

The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

First stage of ‘highly complex’ London Underground resignalling goes live

20 Mar 2019

UK: The first section of the London Underground network has been switched over to a Thales signalling system which is being rolled out across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines under Transport for ... more

TDI is working with RDM to build a prototype very light rail vehicle.

Coventry very light rail vehicle design unveiled

20 Mar 2019

UK: The University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group has published the design of the very light rail vehicle that it is developing with Transport Design International. TDI is working with automotive company RDM to build ... more

Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units.

Moscow suburban operator orders rolling stock

19 Mar 2019

RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The 11-car 3kV DC EMUs will be 244 m ... more

Istanbul Mayor Mevlüt Uysal inaugurated test runs on metro line M7 and tram route T5 on March 19.

Testing starts on M7 and T5 routes in Istanbul

19 Mar 2019

TURKEY: Istanbul Mayor Mevlüt Uysal inaugurated test runs on a driverless metro line and catenary-free tram route on the European side of the city on March 19. The driverless metro Line M7 has been under construction since ... more

Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18.

Autonomous bus rides in Manchester

19 Mar 2019

UK: Stagecoach demonstrated an autonomous bus at its Sharston depot in Manchester on March 18. According to the project partners, this is the first full-sized autonomous bus to run in the UK. An 11·5 m Enviro200 bus ... more

The Ministry of Transport called tenders on March 15 for a contract to build the initial section of București metro Line M6.

Tenders called for București metro Line M6

19 Mar 2019

ROMANIA: The Ministry of Transport called tenders on March 15 for a contract to build the initial section of București metro Line M6. Bids are due by April 18 for the 48-month contract with an estimated value of 1·27bn lei. The ... more

Transport for London joins the London Connectory

15 Mar 2019

UK: Transport for London has started an 18-month collaboration with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions to develop ‘smart mobility’ projects. The collaboration forms part of the newly created London Connectory, established by ... more