All Europe articles – Page 7

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    Urban news

    Sarajevo transport funding approved

    2019-10-18T10:10:00Z

    BOSNIA: The Sarajevo Canton government approved €69·5m of transport funding for the capital on October 17. The largest project by value is the purchase of 20 trams, which has been allocated €41m. A further €23·5m is being put towards a 6·4 km tramway extension from the ...

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    Urban news

    First RER NG EMU emerges

    2019-10-18T09:56:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 255 double-deck EMUs being built by Alstom and Bombardier for Paris RER lines D and E has been completed, and is expected to start testing shortly, Île-de-France Mobilités announced on October 18. The regional transport authority has committed to a complete replacement ...

  • tn_se-VDL_Citea_SLFA_Electric_Umea_impression.jpg
    Urban news

    Kiel orders VDL electric buses

    2019-10-16T08:32:00Z

    GERMANY: VDL Bus Coach signed a contract on October 8 to supply 36 articulated electric buses to Kiel. VDL is to supply its Citea SLFA-187 Electric model. The 18·7 m long three-axle low-floor vehicles will operate on five routes in Kiel. Charing will take ...

  • tn_ru-st-petersburg chizhik tram Vladimir Waldin
    Urban news

    Second St Petersburg PPP tram concession signed

    2019-10-15T10:18:00Z

    Photo: Vladimir Waldin The Chizhik tram route is currently the only tram route in St Petersburg developed under a PPP concession. RUSSIA: The St Petersburg city government signed a PPP concession for the construction of a tram route on October 11. The 30-year design-build-operate ...

  • Map of the proposed London Underground Bakerloo Line extension.
    Urban news

    Transport for London consults on latest Bakerloo Line extension plans

    2019-10-14T10:31:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun public consultation on ‘the most detailed proposals yet’ for a southeastern extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Previous consultations focused on route options and station ...

  • Keolis has begun operating an electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz
    Urban news

    Bayonne – Biarritz e-BRT route launched

    2019-10-14T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis has begun operating a 100% electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz on behalf of public transport authority SMPBA . According to Keolis, the service is designed to be simple for passengers to understand and use, with the 30 stops having real-time ...

  • Ioki and Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service to Bad Birnbach station.
    Urban news

    DB launches driverless shuttle to station

    2019-10-11T09:16:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Ioki and its local bus operator Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service using public roads to provide ‘last mile’ transport between the centre of Bad Birnbach and the town’s station. The service on the 2 ...

  • Refurbishment of Paris RER Line B MI84 EMU (Photo: Jean-Paul Masse).
    Urban news

    Paris Line B train refurbishment underway

    2019-10-10T12:50:00Z

    PARIS: The refurbishment of 31 RATP-owned MI84 electric multiple-units used on Paris RER Line B is underway at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant, with the first two expected to return to service in December. The similar SNCF-owned MI79 sets have already been refurbished. ...

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    Urban news

    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam

    2019-10-08T14:28:00Z

    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research ...

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    Urban news

    Solaris awarded Bilbao electric bus contract

    2019-10-08T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Operator ALSA has awarded CAF-owned company Solaris a contract to supply two Urbino 12 electric buses and two charging stations for use in Bilbao. Deliveries are scheduled for later this year. The buses will have 26 seats and a total capacity of least 75 passengers, ...

  • gb-merseyrail-New train on journey to test track Oct 2019-credit-Stefan Schulthess - Railroad, Aviation and Landscape Photography, Switzerland
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing

    2019-10-07T16:47:00Z

    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator ...

  • Alstom is to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets to Barcelona (Image: Alstom Design & Styling).
    Urban news

    More sustainable metro trains to ‘reflect the identity of Barcelona’

    2019-10-07T13:38:00Z

    Barcelona metro car order SPAIN: Contracts for the replacement of the Barcelona metro’s oldest trains were finalised on October 7, with financing put in place and Alstom formally awarded a €268m contract to supply 42 five-car Metropolis trainsets. The renewal programme is being ...

  • The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line.
    Urban news

    CAF wins West Midlands Metro battery tram order

    2019-10-07T11:27:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line from late 2021, with an option for 29 more. The £83·5m contract was announced on October 7 following a ...

  • Toulouse has two metro lines, and a third is planned.
    In depth

    Toulouse: Transport investment for a growing population

    As Toulouse grows to become the fourth-largest city in France, it requires transport investment to keep up with the expanding population and to reduce car use.

  • BYD 12 m electric bus
    Urban news

    BYD wins its first German electric bus order

    2019-10-04T12:33:00Z

    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra and Herne transport operator HCR have placed a joint order for electric buses with BYD in what the manufacturer says is its first electric bus contract in Germany. BYD is to supply 20 buses for Bogestra and two for HCR from ...

  • A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line.
    Urban news

    St Petersburg metro Line 5 extended south

    2019-10-04T10:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: A southern extension of St Petersburg metro Line 5 was inaugurated on October 3, adding three stations to the line. The 6·4 km extension from Mezhdunarodnaya to Shushary has been built at a cost of 34bn roubles. Most of the extension runs in double-track cut-and-cover tunnels, with twin ...

  • Furulund-holdeplass-trikk-Lilleakerbanen
    In depth

    Oslo: Investing in a zero-emission future

    Oslo has a vision not only of a car-free city centre, but of emission-free public transport networks.

  • Stockholm metro Gamla Stan
    In depth

    Stockholm: Transport plans accompany housing development

    Several metro expansion projects are due to be underway by the end of the year in a city where public transport has an 80% modal share at peak times.

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    In depth

    Tampere prepares for its first tramway

    Tampere is developing its first ever tram network, with some innovative methods being used to keep the public informed of construction progress.

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    In depth

    Birmingham: All systems grow

    Development of the West Midlands tram network is being underpinned by innovative management and procurement models, allied to wider changes in the provision of public transport.