European urban rail news

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

Battery trolleybuses ordered for Saint-Etienne

22 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Solaris Bus & Coach is to supply 22 battery trolleybuses to Saint-Etienne, the manufacturer announced on January 17. The €17m order includes options for two more vehicles, and is Solaris’ first trolleybus order for ... more

Solaris to supply electric buses to Włocławek

16 Jan 2019

POLAND: Solaris Bus & Coach has signed an 8·5m złoty contract to supply three electric buses to Włocławek. Solaris will also supply four plug-in charging stations for depots. These will be used to charge the Solaris High ... more

Paris RER Line A refurbishment contract awarded

16 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have signed a €121·3m contract for CAF to refurbish the 43 MI2N electric multiple-units operating on RER Line A. In addition to a new livery, the EMUs will gain a new interior layout, as ... more

Transport for London has awarded Engineering Support Group Ltd a contract to supply a Physical Prevention of Over-Speeding automatic braking system for the Croydon tram network.

UK tram operators study automatic braking systems

15 Jan 2019

UK: British tramway operators have told Metro Report International they are taking a close interest in Transport for London’s deployment of an automatic tram braking system, and are working through light rail industry body ... more

Result of Grand Paris front-end design vote announced

14 Jan 2019

FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris announced on January 14 the winning design for the metro trainsets that will be used on lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express project. In December future users ... more

Škoda to supply more trolleybuses to Pardubice

14 Jan 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: Sole bidder Škoda Electric signed a contract on January 4 to supply five 32Tr trolleybuses to Pardubice. The 12 m long low-floor vehicles will be produced jointly with SOR Libchavy using its SOR NS 12 ... more

Rethmann Group has completed the acquisition of a 34% stake in public transport operating group Transdev.

Veolia out of transport as Rethmann acquires Transdev stake

11 Jan 2019

FRANCE: German family-owned transport, food and waste company Rethmann Group has completed the acquisition of a 34% stake in public transport operating group Transdev. The announcement on January 9 follows German, Austrian and ... more

A joint venture of Implenia and Hochtief has been awarded the €394m contract to build Marienhof S-Bahn station (Image: DB).

München second S-Bahn crossing contracts awarded

10 Jan 2019

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded three further major contracts for the construction of the second cross-city S-Bahn route through central München. The 11 km route including a 7 km tunnel under the city centre is scheduled to ... more

RNV takes delivery of Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses

08 Jan 2019

GERMANY: Daimler handed over three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro battery buses to Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV on January 7. RNV is the launch customer for the eCitaro, having signed a memorandum of understanding with Daimler ... more