European urban rail news

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

Karsan’s Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW.

Karsan unveils Atak Electric bus

11 Jul 2019

TURKEY: Karsan has unveiled a battery-electric version of its Atak bus. The Atak Electric is powered by five batteries supplied by BMW with a total capacity of 220 kWh, giving it a range of up to 300 km. The bus is ... more

Five Enviro400EV electric double-decker buses are in service on Route 43 in London.

Electric double-decker buses in service in London

10 Jul 2019

UK: The first five of 37 electric double-decker buses that the BYD ADL joint venture is supplying to London operator Metroline entered passenger service on July 3. The Enviro400EV buses are being assembled at the Alexander ... more

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9 (photos: Benjámin Zelki).

Budapest tram Route 1 reaches Kelenföld

10 Jul 2019

HUNGARY: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós inaugurated an extension of Budapest tram Route 1 to Kelenföld railway station on July 9. The 1·7 km western extension from Etele út/Fehérvári út adds intermediate stops at Bikás Park ... more

Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris.

Solaris to supply up to 250 electric buses to Milano

09 Jul 2019

ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM has awarded a framework contract for the supply of up to 250 battery electric buses to Solaris. Delivery of the base order of 40 buses is to begin in June 2020, and the contract would be ... more

Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement.

Trams, trolleybuses and a greener depot for Plzeň

05 Jul 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport operator PMDP and the European Investment Bank have signed a €50m loan agreement which will be used to finance the purchase of 34 trams and approximately 34 trolleybuses to replace existing ... more

Uraltransmash has unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram.

Uraltransmash unveils low-floor tram

05 Jul 2019

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash unveiled its fully low-floor Type 71-418 tram on July 3, ahead of displaying the vehicle at the Innoprom-2019 trade fair which is to be held in Yekaterinburg on July 8-11.   The Type 71-418 is an ... more

Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.

Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

05 Jul 2019

FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and ... more

Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams.

München orders 73 trams

04 Jul 2019

GERMANY: München’s municipally-owned utility company Stadtwerke München has exercised options worth more than €200m for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 73 four-section Avenio trams, similar to those already in service. ... more

Metrostav is to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of Brno tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital.

Brno university tram extension contract awarded

04 Jul 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: The City of Brno has awarded Metrostav a KC1·4bn contract to build a 900 m long and partly underground extension of tram Route 8 to serve the Bohunice university campus and hospital, which are accessed by around ... more