Keith Barrow

Keith Barrow

Keith Barrow joined IRJ as News Editor in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Editor in 2008. He was previously editor of employee publications for the Welsh Assembly Government, G4S, and Thomsonfly, and has written for a range of other publications including the Derby Telegraph. He graduated from Lincoln University in 2002 with a degree in journalism.

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Friday, 22 September 2017 11:24

Costa Rica’s Incofer to order new trains

COSTA Rica’s national railway Incofer has announced it plans to order eight new passenger trains before the end the year.

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:16

Alstom and Siemens Mobility in merger talks

ALSTOM confirmed on September 22 that it is in discussions with Siemens regarding a “possible combination” with Siemens Mobility.

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:45

Four suppliers bid for Latvian EMU contract

LATVIAN national passenger operator Pasažieru Vilciens (PV) announced on September 21 that it has received technical bids from four manufacturers for a contract to supply 32 EMUs.

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:15

TMH to supply 28 DMUs to Cuban Railways

TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, announced on September 21 that it has signed a contract with Cuban import agency Tradex for 28 four-car DMUs for Cuban Union Railways (UFC).

SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on September 21 that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, SG HSR, to implement the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail project.

Friday, 22 September 2017 04:49

Sound Transit introduces new driving cars

SOUND Transit introduced a new fleet of nine Bombardier double-deck driving cars for its Sounder commuter rail network on September 21, when the first vehicle entered passenger service between Seattle and Tacoma.

Friday, 22 September 2017 04:45

China opens Wuhan - Jiujiang high-speed line

CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) launched commercial operations on a 224km high-speed line linking Wuhan in Hubei province with Jiuijang in neighbouring Jiangxi on September 21.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:54

Granada opens first light rail line

FIVE years after it was originally due to open, the first light rail line in the Spanish city of Granada finally began carrying passengers on September 21.

CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) restored 350km/h operation on the Beijing - Shanghai high-speed line on September 21, six years after the maximum operating speed was reduced to 300km/h.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:46

Doha metro trains begin testing in Qatar

DYNAMIC testing of the first trains to be delivered for the Doha metro network has begun in Qatar.

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