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

Siemens is supplying 34 Type G1 trains to Nürnberg transport operator VAG.

First G1 metro train arrives in Nürnberg

07 May 2019

GERMANY: The first of 34 Type G1 metro trainsets that Siemens is supplying to Nürnberg transport operator VAG arrived at VAG’s Langwasser depot on May 3. The four-car trainset was delivered by rail from Siemens’ Wien factory. ... more

Stadler is supplying 17 four-car driverless trainsets to operate the Glasgow Subway.

First driverless Glasgow Subway train delivered

07 May 2019

UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trainsets that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway has arrived in the city ahead of the start of on-site testing. Two more are due to be delivered by the end of the summer. In March ... more

Mikroelektronika has supplied the onboard ticket vending machines.

Praha introduces on-board tram ticket vending machines

06 May 2019

CZECH REPUBLIC: On-board ticket sales were introduced across the Praha tram fleet on April 26, following several months of trials on selected trams. A ticket vending machine has been fitted to each tram, with the Škoda ... more

Alstom has delivered the first MPL16 metro train to Lyon.

Alstom delivers first MPL16 metro train to Lyon

02 May 2019

FRANCE: Alstom has delivered the first of 30 MPL16 trainsets that it is supplying to the Lyon metro. The train is due to enter service on Line B in 2020. In October 2016 transport authority Sytral awarded Alstom a €140m ... more

Alstom is supplying a fleet of Citadis Compact trams to Avignon.

Avignon tramway on test

02 May 2019

FRANCE: Test running has started on the Avignon tramway, ahead of planned opening to passengers in October. The 5·4 km route from Porte Saint-Roche in the city centre to Saint-Chamand in the southeast will serve 10 stops, ... more

Metro do Porto is to order 18 light rail vehicles to augment its current fleet of 102.

CRRC, Siemens and Škoda bid for Porto LRV contract

01 May 2019

PORTUGAL: Metro do Porto has received three bids for a contract to supply 18 light rail vehicles, the authority announced on April 30. Metro do Porto called tenders in December for the contract with an estimated value of ... more

A groundbreaking ceremony on April 29 marked the start of work on an extension of Karlsruhe tram Route 2 to Knielingen Nord.

Work begins on Karlsruhe tram extension

01 May 2019

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Egon-Eiermann-Allee stop marked the start of work on a tram extension in Karlsruhe on April 29. The 1·5 km extension of Route 2 running north from the current ... more

The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30.

Aarhus Letbane Phase 1 completed

30 Apr 2019

DENMARK: The first phase of the Aarhus Letbane light rail network was completed with the entry into service of the last sections on April 30. The 69 km single-track railway between Aarhus H and Grenna to the northeast has ... more

King Philippe has unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Bombardier Flexity tram for Brussels.

King unveils Brussels tram mock-up

30 Apr 2019

BELGIUM: On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of trams in Brussels, King Philippe unveiled a mock-up of the next-generation Flexity tram on April 30. City transport operator STIB signed a €480m framework contract with ... more