European urban rail news

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

Daugavpils tram delivered

18 Jul 2019

LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. ... more

Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4.

New London Underground Managing Director appointed

17 Jul 2019

UK: Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4, Transport for London announced on July 15. Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, and ... more

Roma Line C extension brought forward

16 Jul 2019

ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been ... more

Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.

Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

15 Jul 2019

AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered ... more

The Métropole Mobilité Aix-en-Provence transport network includes 26 bus routes.

Open payment coming to Aix-en-Provence as operating contract renewed

12 Jul 2019

FRANCE: The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis has renewed its contract with Keolis to operate the Métropole Mobilité Aix-en-Provence transport network. The contract announced on July 3 lasts for nine years from November 4. ... more

Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

12 Jul 2019

FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 ... more

Stadtwerke Osnabrück had previously ordered 13 electric buses from VDL.

VDL to supply 49 more articulated battery buses to Osnabrück

11 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück signed a contract on July 5 for VDL Bus & Coach to supply a further 49 electric buses. The Citeas SLFA-181 buses are due to be in service by the end of 2021. They will supplement the fleet of ... more

Bozankaya’s contract covers the supply of 16 trams with options for 24 more.

Bozankaya wins Timișoara tram order

11 Jul 2019

ROMANIA: Bozankaya is to supply up to 40 trams to Timișoara, the Turkish manufacturer announced on July 9. The firm order for 16 trams is worth €33m excluding VAT, which would rise to €80m if all options were to be exercised. ... more

Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station.

Catania metro train design unveiled

11 Jul 2019

ITALY: Catania metro operator Ferrovie Circumetnea has presented the design of its new metro trains at Giovanni XXIII station. In February Ferrovie Circumetnea signed a framework contract with Titagarh Firema, the Italian ... more