European urban rail news

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

Line 10 South opens in Barcelona

12 Sep 2018

SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB inaugurated the driverless metro Line 10 South on September 8, with a day of free travel. The 2·4 km branch off Line 9 South runs from Can Tries Gornal to Foc, with services continuing ... more

Alstom to supply more trams to Lyon

11 Sep 2018

FRANCE: Alstom has signed a framework contract with Lyon transport authority Sytral for the supply of Citadis trams. The initial €40m firm order covers 11 trams to operate on Route T4. The first vehicle is due to be delivered ... more

Škoda selected for Ostrava tram contract

10 Sep 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava announced on September 7 that it had selected Škoda Transportation to supply 40 low-floor trams for KC1·9bn. Stadler, CAF and Inekon also bid, but did not comply with the terms of the ... more

Battery buses inaugurated in Moscow

10 Sep 2018

RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the city’s first battery electric bus route on September 1. Battery buses using overnight and opportunity charging have replaced trolleybuses on Route 73 between VDNKh Exhibition ... more

CAF completes Solaris acquisition

06 Sep 2018

CAF: Spanish group CAF completed its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Polish company Solaris Bus & Coach on September 4. CAF has also entered into an agreement for Poland’s PFR investment fund to acquire a 35% stake in ... more

Odesa transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has unveiled the first of six Odyssey-branded partially low-floor trams (Photo: Alexandra Ignatieva).

Odyssey tram unveiled

06 Sep 2018

UKRAINE: On September 4 Odesa transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans unveiled the first of six Odyssey-branded partially low-floor trams which it ordered from local supplier Vagonoremontni Maisterni in June. It is the ... more

Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse.

Keolis tests autonomous electric shuttle in Belgium

05 Sep 2018

BELGIUM: Keolis has begun testing a NAVYA electric autonomous shuttle in Han-sur-Lesse. It will initially operate on a 500 m route linking car parks to the Cave Domaine speleological tourist attraction, before being extended ... more

CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro.

Sofia metro takes delivery of maintenance machines

05 Sep 2018

BULGARIA: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has built two MUV 74 M-S track maintenance vehicles for use on the Sofia metro. One vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead electrification equipment. The other ... more

Spårväg City tram link opens in Stockholm

04 Sep 2018

SWEDEN: A short but significant extension of Stockholm tram Route 7 was opened for revenue service at 11.30 on September 3. Adding 560 m of double track and one stop, the extension from Sergels Torg to T-Centralen provides ... more