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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BRAZIL’s federal government plans to start the tender process for the 1142km Ferrogrão rail project in the first quarter of 2018, leading to an auction in the second quarter.

Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

US railway legend Hunter Harrison dies

THE death was announced on December 16 of Mr E Hunter Harrison, president and CEO of US class 1 railway CSX due to unexpectedly severe complications following a recent illness.

TWO German companies, Voith and Liebherr, have agreed to develop diesel engines for rail vehicles. Liebherr will supply several versions of its basic 500kW engine and components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system based on its latest generation of a six-cylinder in-line engine. Voith will be responsibile for the diesel engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment system.

Friday, 15 December 2017 10:19

New commuter trains enter service in Paris

NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line L.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 11:47

Finch West LRT bidders submit their proposals

THE three shortlisted bidders for design, build, finance and maintain contract for the $C 1.2bn ($US 933.6m) Finch West LRT project in Ontario, Canada, have submitted their proposals to Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. The preferred bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2018.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:09

Britain’s c2c franchise orders Aventra EMUs

BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:02

Delhi Metro seeks extra airport express trains

DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also calls for training.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:24

Stuttgart opens extension to LRT Line U12

STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its network on December 10 due to renovation work in the city centre.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:15

Ouigo serves central Paris for the first time

FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:37

New Manchester cross-city link opens

THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.

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