European urban rail news

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

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

St Petersburg suburban service proposed

19 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: A proposal for the launch of frequent suburban rail services on a 53 km semi-circular route around St Petersburg has been submitted to the government by Russian Railways. The project is inspired by the success of the ... more

Automated tram demonstrated in Potsdam

18 Sep 2018

GERMANY: Fully-automated driving of a conventional tram was successfully demonstrated by Potsdam transport operator ViP and Siemens Mobility on September 18 with a special test run for delegates to the InnoTrans trade fair in ... more

Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

18 Sep 2018

INNOTRANS: The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September ... more

Škoda ForCity Classic tram enters service in Eskişehir

18 Sep 2018

TURKEY: The first of 14 trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Eskişehir entered revenue service on September 17. Škoda won a €26m contract in September 2016 for the supply of its ForCity Classic low-floor trams for ... more

First driverless Glasgow Subway train on show

18 Sep 2018

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trains that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway is being displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin this week. In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved ... more