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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TRENITALIA was quick to respond to the collapse of a major highway bridge over a railway between Genoa Rivarolo and Genoa Sampierdarena on August 14 which immediately affected train services in the Genoa area and will cause massive disruption to the road network in Genoa for months to come.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:15

VTG takeover of Nacco moves a step closer

EUROPEAN wagon leasing company VTG says it has reached a significant milestone in the takeover of Nacco, one of its smaller competitors, with the signing of purchase agreements by a consortium of bidders for part of Nacco to comply with rulings by the German and Austrian competition authorities.

THE KeolisAmey joint venture, which won a 15-year contract in May to operate the Wales & Borders franchise and develop the South Wales Metro, has placed an order with Stadler for 36 CityLink tram-trains and 35 Flirt multiple units, with delivery due to start in 2022.

Thursday, 02 August 2018 06:11

Botswana Railways launches DMU tender

BOTSWANA Railways (BR) has issued a call for tender for the supply of three DMUs with a closing date for bids of September 7.

GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has launched a new website called iTrace which enables more than 420 German rail companies and those entitled to access its infrastructure, the opportunity to submit proposals online for enhancements to the network.

Rail freight traffic between China and Europe has grown rapidly since China introduced a range of measures, including subsidies, to make rail more attractive to shippers. David Briginshaw reports from the UIC Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa on the prospects for the market.

Digitalisation of rail freight was one of the hot topics under discussion at the UIC’s Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June. Digitalisation has the potential to improve efficiency and competitiveness, but will the railway industry be astute and quick enough to reap its benefits? David Briginshaw finds out.

Turkey is transforming its national railway into a modern network with plans in place to extend its two-line 1213km high-speed network to 11,000km by 2023. In an exclusive interview with TCDD’s director general,
Isa Apaydin, David Briginshaw explores recent developments and the next steps for the programme.

ATTENDANCE at the UIC’s sixth Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June, was below that of previous events, which is a shame because the content was excellent. In any event, IRJ was there to report exclusively on the current challenges facing rail freight, digitalisation, and developing rail traffic between China and Europe.

KHARKIV Metro intends to launch a tender soon for the purchase of a fleet of metro trains and associated spare parts and maintenance equipment with an estimated value of €45m.

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