European urban rail news

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

The Edinburgh tram line is to be extended to Newhaven.

Edinburgh tram extension to Newhaven approved

14 Mar 2019

UK: Edinburgh city council has approved an extension of the city’s tram line from York Place to Newhaven. Construction is due to commence following a six-month early contractor involvement period that is due to begin at the end ... more

A 3 km extension of the tram network in Eskişehir was inaugurated on March 10.

Mayor inaugurates Eskişehir tram extension

13 Mar 2019

TURKEY: Eskişehir mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen inaugurated an extension of the city’s metre-gauge tram network on March 10 at a ceremony at the former eastern terminus of Açelya. The 3 km eastern extension to Sehir Hastanesi ... more

President Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul.

Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul opened

13 Mar 2019

TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor across Istanbul on March 12, 15 years after construction began. The President rode an inaugural train from the opening ceremony ... more

Four tram lines are planned to be built in Bologna.

Four tram lines planned for Bologna

13 Mar 2019

ITALY: Bologna Mayor Virginio Merola announced on March 7 that the city plans to build a four-line tram network. A request for central government funding has been made and a response is expected later in the year. The first ... more

Durmazlar is supplying 30 catenary-free trams to Istanbul.

Durmazlar unveils its first tram for Istanbul

12 Mar 2019

TURKEY: Durmazlar unveiled the first tram that it is supplying for the future route T5 in Istanbul on March 11. According to the manufacturer, the styling is intended to evoke waves. The Bursa-based manufacturer signed a ... more

Nature influences Nantes tram concept

12 Mar 2019

FRANCE: Consultancy RCP Design Global has unveiled its proposed design for the next generation of trams to be deployed in Nantes, where a fleet renewal programme is envisaged. Nantes has a ... more

Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois has become the launch customer for Alstom’s Aptis electric bus.

Strasbourg becomes launch customer for Aptis

11 Mar 2019

FRANCE: Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois has become the launch customer for Alstom’s Aptis electric bus, the manufacturer announced on March 8. The 12 buses that CTS has ordered will be the first battery electric buses ... more

Lviv trolleybus renewals financed

11 Mar 2019

UKRAINE: The city of Lviv is acquire up to 50 new trolleybuses and associated maintenance equipment, upgrade two depots and renew electrification equipment using a €17·5m financing package which is being arranged by the European ... more

The Urban Transport Group has set out transport authorities' priorities for negotiations around Brexit.

Urban Transport Group sets out Brexit priorities

05 Mar 2019

UK: The Urban Transport Group which represents city region transport authorities has set out its priorities for negotiations around the UK’s expected departure from the European Union, which is scheduled for March 29. ‘It is not ... more