European urban rail news

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

Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project.

Sheriff of Nottingham unveils refurbished tram

16 May 2019

UK: Sheriff of Nottingham Catharine Arnold has unveiled the first of Nottingham Express Transit’s 15 Bombardier Incentro trams to be refurbished in a £3·5m project. The work is being undertaken by Alstom at NET’s depot, ... more

Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen-powered double-deck buses.

London orders fuel cell powered double-deck buses

16 May 2019

UK: Transport for London has placed a £12m order for Wrightbus to supply what the authority says will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deck buses, and their associated fuelling infrastructure. The 20 buses will be ... more

Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its Combino trams.

Amsterdam trams to be fitted with collision warning system

15 May 2019

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the ... more

FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.

Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

14 May 2019

ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on ... more

The Ring 3 light rail line is scheduled to open in 2025.

IVU wins København light rail contract

14 May 2019

DENMARK: IVU Traffic Technologies is to supply its IVU.suite fleet management system for the Ring 3 light rail line in København, which is due to open in 2025. The 29 Avenio trams that Siemens is supplying for the project will ... more

A feasibility study is to be carried out for a fast tram route in Minsk (photo: Benjámin Zelki).

Fast tram plan for Minsk

14 May 2019

BELARUS: A feasibility study is to be carried out for a 9·4 km fast tram route in Minsk after the city authorities approved the plan. The route would run from the existing tram terminus at Ploshcha Myasnikova in the city ... more

BYD has delivered 15 electric buses to Badajoz.

Electric buses handed over in Badajoz

13 May 2019

SPAIN: Badajoz Mayor Francisco Javier Fragoso attended a ceremony on May 9 marking the delivery of 15 battery electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. Transport operator Tubasa, a Grupo Ruiz subsidiary, placed the order in ... more

PK TS had previously suppplied Vityaz-M trams to St Petersburg (photo: Vladimir Waldin).

PK TS wins further St Petersburg tram order

09 May 2019

RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram operator Gorelektrotrans announced on May 6 that PK TS was the sole bidder for a 2bn rouble contract to supply 21 three-section trams. It is thought that other producers did not bid owing to the tight ... more

BYD wins further Swedish electric bus order

07 May 2019

SWEDEN: Bus operator Nobina has ordered 20 K11 articulated electric buses from BYD. Deliveries of the 18 m long vehicles are due to begin at the end of 2019. Four of the buses will be put into service in the Barkarby ... more