European urban rail news

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

Work starts on Wien metro reconfiguration

09 Oct 2018

AUSTRIA: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Matzleinsdorfer Platz station on October 8 marked the start of work on the reconfiguration of Wien metro Line U2 and new driverless Line U5. The event was attended by ... more

Škoda presents Mannheim tram mock-up

09 Oct 2018

GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has presented a 16·5 m long mock-up of the ForCity Smart trams that it is supplying to Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV in Mannheim. Earlier this year RNV awarded Škoda Transportation a ... more

Solaris signs Kaunas trolleybus contract

08 Oct 2018

LITHUANIA: Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai has signed a €29·4m contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 85 trolleybuses. Deliveries of the low-floor Trollino 12 vehicles are due in 15 months ... more

First Caen tram delivered

08 Oct 2018

FRANCE: The first Citadis X05 tram arrived at the Fleury-sur-Orne depot in Caen on October 4, having left Alstom’s La Rochelle factory two days earlier. In November 2016 the city awarded Alstom a €52m contract to supply 23 ... more

Work begins on T13 Express tram-train route in Paris

08 Oct 2018

FRANCE: Work on the T13 Express tram-train project in the western suburbs of Paris was officially launched on October 5, with the start of construction of a new depot at Versailles. The first 18·8 km phase would introduce ... more

Catania metro extension delayed

05 Oct 2018

ITALY: The extension of the Catania metro to Monte Po is now due to open in June, rather than this month as previously envisaged. Work on the 1·7 km section from Nesima began in December 2015. Tunnelling was completed in ... more

Work begins on Gebze metro

05 Oct 2018

TURKEY: Construction of the first metro line in Gebze started at Cumhuriyet Meydanı on September 29. The 15·6 km driverless line will link Gebze and Darıca, serving 12 stations. Construction is expected be completed in ... more

Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25 (Photo: Tony Miles).

Rotherham tram-train to launch this month

04 Oct 2018

UK: Tram-train services from Sheffield to Rotherham are to be launched on October 25, operator Stagecoach Supertram, infrastructure manager Network Rail and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive announced on October ... more

Panasonic to supply Merseyrail wi-fi

04 Oct 2018

UK: Panasonic is to supply a wireless communications network for the Merseyrail network serving Liverpool that will include on-board passenger wi-fi and video and voice links to the control centre. The wi-fi will be fitted to ... more