David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw joined IRJ in 1982 as associate editor, and was appointed editor-in-chief in 2001. He has travelled the world extensively interviewing many of the CEOs and senior managers of the world's railways and transit systems which has given him an in-depth knowledge of the global railway industry.

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THE Rail Baltica project to build an 870km high-speed standard-gauge railway connecting Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius to Poland was presented to the G7 transport ministers meeting in Cagliari, Italy, on June 22 by Ms Baiba Rubesa, CEO and Chairperson of the RB Rail joint venture.

DESIGNS have been unveiled for an expanded station at Ourense, in northwest Spain, by architects Foster & Partners and Juan Cabanelas.

GERMAN Rail (DB) has awarded a two-year framework contract to Teleste Information Solutions (formerly Mitron), Finland, to supply TFT-LCD passenger information screens for installation in stations and on trains.

MALAYSIA’s MyHSR Corporation and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) will jointly hold an industry briefing in Singapore on July 5 for the Assets Company (AssetsCo) tender for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed rail project.

THE European Rail Industry Association (Unife) together with 22 associations representing other European industries such as automotive, aerospace, steel, machine tools, and food, are calling for an ambitious next European Union (EU) Research and Innovation Framework Programme (FP9).

EUROPEAN rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains has taken delivery of six Euro 4000 diesel-electric locomotives from Stadler’s Valencia plant for operation on cross-border freight services between Spain and Portugal.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:28

Stadler achieves record orders in 2016

STADLER Rail, Switzerland, says it achieved a record number of train orders in 2016 worth SFr 4.9bn ($US 5.1bn), compared with SFr 2.1bn in 2015. However, turnover increased only marginally, from SFr 2.05bn in 2015 to SFr 2.1bn in 2016, due to the strength of the Swiss franc.

THE rail division of First Group, Britain, saw a 26.2% drop in profit from £72.9m for the year ending March 31 2016 to £53.8m in 2016-17, while its operating margin fell from 5.6% to 4.2% in 2016-17.

POLAND’s national long-distance operator PKP Intercity has issued a call for tender for 55 coaches with a closing date for bids of July 14.

IRJ at IAF 2017, Münster: Speno exhibited its first rail milling train at the International Exhibition for Track Technology (IAF) in Münster this week.

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