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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BANGKOK Expressway Metro and C H Karnchang have awarded a contract to Thales to provide an automatic fare collection system for two extensions to the Blue Line which will have a total of 19 stations.

POSE, Argentina, has awarded a €10m sub-contract to Alstom to supply signalling equipment for a project to resignal four stations on the Merlo - Lobos branch of the Sarmiento Line in Buenos Aires for Argentinean Trains Infrastructure (TAI).

RUSSIA’s Federal Budgetary Organisation (FBO), which is responsible for railway certification, has approved the production of a new design of container flat wagon by TikhvinSpetsMash, a subsidiary of United Wagon Company, Russia.

A 70:30 joint venture of FirstGroup and MTR took over Britain’s South Western franchise on August 20 from Stagecoach, which has operated the franchise as South West Trains (SWT) since the start of rail privatisation in 1996.

Monday, 21 August 2017 04:49

Trial operation starts on Nanchang Line 2

TRIAL operation began on August 19 on the first 19.6km section of metro Line 2 in Nanchang, China, from Metro Central south to Nanlu.

GERMANY’s infrastructure manager DB Network has signed a three-year framework ultrasonic rail inspection agreement with Gleistechnik Süd, a subsidiary of Vossloh. There is an an option to extend the agreement for one year.

INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals from three shortlisted consortia to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT project.

NEW United Group (NUG), China, has awarded a Yuan 531m ($US 79.6m) contract to the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Chinese joint venture to supply traction and control for 678 metro cars.

BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the Australian state of Victoria.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:05

Atkins wins Anglia resignalling contract

BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £29m contract to Atkins to resignal 42km of lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft in eastern England.

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