January 12, 2017
Italy's main railway company Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., better known by its commercial name Trenitalia, has announced plans to acquire 100 per cent stake of the UK-based train operating company c2c, marking its entry into the UK train operating market.
January 11, 2017
France's national rail operator, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), has selected a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier Transportation for a EUR3.75-billion contract to supply 355 custom-designed X'Trapolis Cityduplex double-deck train sets for the Paris RER (commuter rail) lines D and E.
January 5, 2017
Bavarian Railway Company/Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) has selected DB Regio Bayern, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn (DB), to continue operating the Nürnberg S-Bahn services from December 2018 for a period of 12 years.
December 30, 2016
Transport for Edinburgh has announced that although passenger figures on the Edinburgh Tramway have doubled between 2014 and 2015 to 5.3 million, the system continues operating at 25 per cent capacity.
December 30, 2016
Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has secured a EUR51.3-million contract to supply nine three-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Schönbuch Railway (Schönbuchbahn) in the Stuttgart region of Germany.
December 23, 2016
The Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole has awarded a EUR11-million contract to a consortium of Alstom France and Colas Rail (a subsidiary of France-based construction and telecommunications group, Bouygues SA) to provide power supply equipment for the upcoming east-west tram Line 2, which is scheduled to open in 2018.
December 21, 2016
Germany-based Knorr-Bremse has acquired the electrical systems business unit of Germany-based Vossloh, under a deal worth EUR72.5-million in cash, including a variable component of EUR25 million which is subject to future adjustment.
December 20, 2016
BYD Europe has secured a EUR10-million contract from Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) to supply 19 fully electric buses and provide 10-year full service support for the public transport system in Piedmont Region.
December 18, 2016
MTR Nordic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's MTR Corporation, has begun operating the Pendeltåg suburban rail network under a contract it secured from the Stockholm County Council in December 2015.