Eusko Trenbideak - Ferrocarriles Vascos
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Eusko Trenbideak %E2%80%93 Ferrocarriles Vascos
Native name
Eusko Trenbideak - Ferrocarriles Vascos
IndustryPublic transport
8 Atxuri Street, Bilbao, Biscay
Area served
Basque Country
  • Euskotren Trena
  • Euskotren Tranbia
  • Euskotren Autobusa
  • Euskotren Kargo
OwnerBasque Government

Eusko Trenbideak (in Basque), Ferrocarriles Vascos (in Spanish), and under the commercial brand Euskotren (in English: Basque Railways), is a public railway company controlled by the Basque Government and officially established in 1982[1] to operate several narrow gauge railways inside the autonomous community of the Basque Country, under the terms of the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country.[2] Originally operating under the commercial brand "ET/FV" (standing for Eusko Trenbideak/Ferrocarriles Vascos), it took control of the management and operations of the narrow gauge lines formerly operated by the railway company Feve. The commercial brand eventually changed to Euskotren, as it remains today.


Euskotren operates several public transportation services; including commuter rail, inter-city rail, urban rail transit and public bus services as well as freight rail transport. Each of the transport services is operated under a global commercial brand.[3]). The company also aims to operate high-speed rail services on the Basque Y.

Euskotren Tranbia

Euskotren Trena unit in Amara Station, Donostia/San Sebastián.
Euskotren Tranbia unit in Bilbao.

Euskotren Tranbia (tranbia being the Basque word for tram) is the commercial brand for the urban tram services operated by Euskotren. Currently, it operates two services in two cities; Bilbao's Tram, in Bilbao and Vitoria's Tram in Vitoria-Gasteiz, while one more line is being constructed in Leioa and another one is planned in Barakaldo, both in the Greater Bilbao area. From the opening of the first line in Bilbao in 2002 until 2012 the commercial brand for these services was "Euskotran".

Euskotren Autobusa

Euskotren Autobusa (autobusa being the Basque word for bus) is the commercial brand for the operator of several bus lines in the provinces of Biscay and Gipuzkoa. Euskotren Autobusa serves as an operator for the services among other companies; the commercial brand for the services is Bizkaibus in Biscay and Lurraldebus in Gipuzkoa.

Euskotren Kargo

Euskotren Kargo is the commercial brand for the freight rail transport services operated by Euskotren. Euskotren Kargo operated only during nighttime, sharing the railtracks of Euskotren Trena. Until 2012 the commercial brand for the service was "Euskokargo".


Locomotive EuskoKargo TD 2001 BB "Bidasoa" in Lutxana Workshop (Erandio).
  1. ^ Basque Country Official Release (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country - Article 10.32 (in Spanish) Archived 2012-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Euskotren redesigns its corporative image (in Spanish)

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