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.
ALGERIAN National Railways (SNTF) and Alstom have unveiled interior and exterior designs for a new fleet of Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel and 25kV ac electric) multiple units, which will be introduced on services from Algiers to Oran, Annaba, Constantine and Bechar from January 2018.
WARSAW expanded its tram network to the north of the city on February 27 with the opening of the 1.1km northern extension of Line 2 from Mehoffera to Nowodwory in the district of Białołęka.
LIGHT rail capacity in Manchester city centre increased significantly on February 26 with the opening of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing.
TESTING of the ERSAT EAV satellite signalling system concluded on February 24, when the operation of the technology was demonstrated to guests including Mr Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of the EU Agency for Railways, Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, director of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and Mr Libor Lochman, director of the Community of European Railway (CER) on the Cagliari - Decimomannu line in Sicily.
PROGRESS Rail says it has completed initial emissions testing of its repowered EMD24B shunting locomotive, which has been developed to meet US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions standards.
INDONESIAN president Mr Joko Widodo and the governor of Jakarta Mr Basuki Tjahaja descended beneath the streets of the capital on February 23 to mark the completion of tunnelling for the first phase of the city’s MRT project.
AN order for 15 additional TGV Euroduplex Océane sets was approved by the board of French National Railways (SNCF) passenger subsidiary SNCF Mobility at a meeting in Paris on February 23.
THE first phase of High-Speed 2 cleared its final legal hurdle on February 23 when the Hybrid Bill authorising construction received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament.
THE Greenbrier companies announced on February 22 that has completed its 100,000th double-stack intermodal wagon, 32 years after production began at the company’s Gunderson facility in Portland, Oregon.
COMMUTER rail operators in the United States are making good progress towards the December 2018 congressional deadline for the rollout of Positive Train Control, according to a report published by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on February 21.