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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Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:31

Maryland Purple Line clears legal hurdle

A federal appeal court has ruled that the state of Maryland can proceed with construction of the 25.8km light rail Purple Line north of Washington DC, despite a continuing lawsuit against the project.

FRANCE’s minister of transport Mrs Elisabeth Borne confirmed on July 19 that the €26.1bn Lyon - Turin high-speed line is one of the major projects to be paused by president Mr Emmanuel Marcon pending a review of France’s infrastructure plans.

REGULAR passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata resumed on July 3 following a two-year hiatus.

LEIPZIG launched its new fleet of Solaris Tramino XL low-floor LRVs on July 13, when the first vehicle entered trial passenger service on Line 4 from Gohlis to Stötteritz.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 05:21

Kiev orders 40 LRVs from Pesa

KIEV tram operator Kyivpastrans has selected Pesa, Poland, for a Hryvnia 1.8bn ($US 70m) contract to supply 40 1524mm-gauge low-floor LRVs.

PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of LeMine Investment Group and Consortia N.A. (LeMine-Consortia N.A.) to assess the business and technical potential of the project.

DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited expressions of interest for the lease of 25 six-car trains for the east-west Green Line (Line 5).

A delegation from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) visited Coignères in Paris last week to view a full-size mock-up of the Alstom Metropolis train for Dubai metro.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Shunyi district of Beijing on July 14 to mark the start of construction on light rail Line T2.

MALAYSIAN prime minister Mr Najib Razak inaugurated the 30km eastern section of the 51km Klang Valley MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang Line on July 17, when simultaneous opening ceremonies were held at Tun Razak Exchange and Kajang stations.

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