European urban rail news

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

Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

25 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. The 69-month ... more

Articulated electric buses ordered for København

25 Sep 2018

DENMARK: Arriva Denmark has ordered 21 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach for use in København. The 18 m long articulated vehicles will replace the 13·7 m long buses currently serving Route 2A ... more

Consultation opens on Sheffield Supertram’s future

24 Sep 2018

UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a public consultation on the future of the Sheffield Supertram network. Running from September 24 to November 5, the consultation presents three options for the ... more

Messina tram in danger of closure

24 Sep 2018

ITALY: Messina Mayor Cateno De Luca announced on September 15 that the city’s tram line would close by June 2019. De Luca, in power since June, cited loss-making as the reason for closure of the line, which was inaugurated in ... more

Replacement Liège tram PPP concession awarded

24 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: Opérateur de Transport en Wallonie has selected the Colas-led Tram’Ardent consortium as preferred bidder for a revised concession to design, build finance and maintain the long-planned tram route in Liège, the regional ... more

Yekaterinburg metro car modernisation agreement

21 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Yekaterinburg Metro signed an agreement with Transmashholding subsidiary OEVRZ on September 11 for the overhaul of four 81-717.5 and 81-714.5 metro cars. The work is due to be completed by the end of the year and is ... more

Solaris electric bus on test in Tartu

20 Sep 2018

ESTONIA: Operator Sebe has started test running a Solaris Urbino 12 electric bus on Route 25 in Tartu. The test runs are due to conclude at the end of August 2019. The bus is fitted with two 125 kW traction motors powered ... more

Rennes reinvigorates VAL concept

19 Sep 2018

FRANCE: A spacious interior tailored to short hops is at the heart of the Cityval metro car being supplied to operate Line B of the automated light metro network in Rennes. On display at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin, the ... more

EBRD loan for Izmir metro extension

19 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide an €80m loan for an extension of Izmir’s metro line, it announced on September 13. The 7·2 km extension from Fahrettin Altay to Narlıdere was ... more