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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Monday, 23 April 2018 12:26

Ostrava receives first Stadler Tango LRV

THE first Tango NF2 LRV for the standard-gauge tram network in Ostrava arrived in the Czech city on April 23 after completing its road journey from Stadler’s Siedlce plant in eastern Poland.

THE losses incurred by rail freight operators, logistics companies and their customers as a result of the collapse of a new tunnel at Rastatt, Germany, and subsequent closure of the Rhine Valley Line in August 2017 amounted to more than €2bn, according to new study into the impact of the incident.

FIRST Group and Trenitalia have withdrawn from the competition to run the new East Midlands franchise as the partners seek to concentrate their resources on their bid for the West Coast Partnership (WCP).

NORTH Carolina’s Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority (GoTriangle) has chosen a joint venture of Gannett Fleming and WSP as construction management consultant for the Durham-Orange LRT project.

Monday, 23 April 2018 03:57

Qingdao opens 120km/h metro line

QINGDAO opened its first suburban metro line on April 23 with the start of passenger operation on Line 11.

FRANKFURT Rhine-Main Vehicle Management (Fahma), a subsidiary of Rhine-Main Transport Authority (RMV), published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 20 for a contract to supply a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell multiple units for regional services on non-electrified lines in the Taunus area of Hessen.

GREAT Western Railway (GWR) has reached an agreement with Porterbrook Leasing to lease 19 class 769 Flex multiple units, which will be capable of operating under diesel, 750V dc third rail and 25kV ac overhead electric power.

HITACHI announced on April 20 that the first of 19 class 802/2 inter-city trains for First Group subsidiary TransPennine Express (TPE) has left the company’s Kasado plant in Japan on the first leg of its journey to Britain.

EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Thales a contract to resignal the 48km Cairo - Benha section on the Cairo - Alexandria main line.

METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel.

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