European urban rail news

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

The Greater Manchester transport delivery plan features 65 schemes to be delivered within five years and a range of longer-term investment proposals.

Three tram-train trials in Manchester investment plan

07 Jan 2019

UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham introduced the city region’s revised long-term spatial strategy on January 7, which includes a ... more

Milano metro extension to Monza approved

04 Jan 2019

ITALY: The government has approved an extension of Milano metro Line M5 northeast from Bignami to Monza, and is to provide €900m towards the project. A feasibility study for the 12 km extension with 11 stations was ... more

Two more Moscow metro stations opened

04 Jan 2019

RUSSIA: A 1·8 km extension of Moscow metro Line 11 opened on December 30, running east from Petrovsky Park to Savyolovskaya. When completed in 2023, Line 11 would form a 69 km circular route incorporating the existing ... more

Solaris to supply electric buses to private operator in München

28 Dec 2018

GERMANY: Solaris is to supply three Urbino 12 electric buses to private bus operator Josef Ettenhuber for services in München. The buses will be built to a new design. The 240 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries will be ... more

Paris commuter EMUs ordered

27 Dec 2018

FRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units. The contract announced on December 21 has been placed ... more