European urban rail news

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

Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles.

Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region

03 Jul 2019

NORWAY: Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles. Keolis has operated the city’s tramway since 2020, and has now won its ... more

Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler.

Stadler wins further Bogestra tram order

02 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has ordered a further eight Variobahn trams from Stadler, exercising an option on an order placed in 2015. The five-section bidirectional low-floor trams will have ... more

Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation.

Hamburger Hochbahn orders more DT5 metro trains

01 Jul 2019

GERMANY: Hamburger Hochbahn has exercised options to purchase a further 32 three-car DT5 metro trainsets from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation. Alstom’s share of the €186m contract is €100m and includes ... more

The funding agreement was signed on the platform of the disused Siemensstadt station.

Siemensstadt S-Bahn funding agreement

01 Jul 2019

GERMANY: The long-disused S-Bahn branch to the Berlin suburb of Siemensstadt and Gartenfeld is set to be reactivated following the signing of an agreement between Deutsche Bahn's Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla and ... more

Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its Metro 2020 car design at the SmartTransport trade in St Petersburg.

Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

26 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and ... more

Alstom said Aptis was designed to have lower maintenance and operating costs and a longer service life than diesel buses.

La Rochelle orders Aptis electric buses

26 Jun 2019

FRANCE: Greater La Rochelle has ordered four Alstom Aptis electric buses for use on the Illico 4 bus rapid transit route from early 2020. The vehicles will be 12 m long with three doors, and La Rochelle has opted for them to be ... more

Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.

South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

25 Jun 2019

UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is ... more

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20.

Moscow metro Line 1 reaches Kommunarka

21 Jun 2019

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a southern extension of metro Line 1 on June 20. The 11·6 km extension from Salaryevo to Kommunarka brings Line 1 to 44·1 km. Construction started in February 2018 and ... more

Erzurum tramway project receives government approval

20 Jun 2019

TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure has approved the construction of a tram line in Erzurum. Planning has been underway since 2015, and the government has allocated TL890m for the project. Due to be built in ... more