European urban rail news

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

Electric minibus presented in Barcelona

14 Nov 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona transport operator TMB presented a prototype electric minibus at the Smart Mobility Congress on November 13. The vehicle has been developed as part of the RIS3CAT research project managed by Catalan ... more

Mobile ticketing is coming to Madrid

13 Nov 2018

SPAIN: Bus operator EMT Madrid plans to launch a 12-month mobile ticketing pilot on its Airport Express bus route from the first quarter of 2019. The ticketing app will be based on Masabi’s Justride software platform and will ... more

BYD to supply electric buses to København

13 Nov 2018

DENMARK: Bus operator Anchersen has ordered 27 electric buses from BYD to operate in København. The 12 m long buses will be charged overnight. They are due to enter passenger service at the end of 2019 on the north-south ... more

Solaris delivers trolleybus to Vilnius

12 Nov 2018

LITHUANIA: The first of 41 Trollino trolleybuses that Solaris Bus & Coach is supplying to Vilnius arrived in the city on November 8. Last year Solaris Bus & Coach emerged as sole bidder for the contract to supply the ... more

A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed.

London Underground train contract to be signed shortly

09 Nov 2018

UK: A contract for Siemens to supply a new fleet of trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line is expected to be formally signed shortly, Transport for London has confirmed. Metro Report International understands ... more

Brescia tram funding proposal presented

09 Nov 2018

ITALY: Transport authority Brescia Mobilità and state railway FS Group submitted a PPP project finance proposal to Brescia municipality for a two-line tram network on October 31. The total cost is estimated to be €400m, most of ... more

Končar selected for Liepaja tram contract

07 Nov 2018

LATVIA: Liepaja tram operator Liepājas Tramvajs has selected Končar to supply six meter-gauge trams. Končar’s €8·8m bid was lower than that of Modertrans. Railvec UAB had also bid with an offer of trams made by Belkommunmash, ... more

Battery trolleybuses ordered for Russian cities

07 Nov 2018

RUSSIA: Three cities have recently ordered battery trolleybuses. Vostokavtotrans beat Trolza Market Trading House to win a 111·9m rouble contract to supply 10 vehicles to Almetyevsk transport operator Almetyevskoe Transportnoe ... more

Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.

Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations

06 Nov 2018

UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The ... more