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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A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines on January 5 to mark the start of preliminary construction on the first phase of the Manila North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project.

ALSTOM announced on January 8 that the regions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est have exercised options for 14 additional Coradia Polyvalent multiple units under a framework contract signed in 2009.

Monday, 08 January 2018 07:44

China opens three high-speed lines

CHINA added nearly 700km to its high-speed network at the end of December with the opening of three new lines.

Monday, 08 January 2018 06:33

More Vamos LRVs for Bielefeld

BIELEFELD public transport operator MoBiel has placed a €90m order with a consortium of Heiterblick and Kiepe Electric for 24 additional GTZ8-B Vamos high-floor LRVs.

Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

Guangzhou opens 82km of new metro lines

GUANGZHOU’s metro network reached 390.6km on December 28 with the start of trial passenger operation on three new lines and an extension of the existing Line 4.

Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

Guiyang opens first metro line

THE first metro line in Guiyang, the capital of China’s southwestern Guizhou province, began carrying passengers on December 28 with the start of trial operation on the initial phase of Line 1.

INDIAN prime minister Mr Narendra Modi officially opened the initial section of Delhi’s metro Magenta Line (Line 8) on December 25, when he took an inaugural trip on the 16.6km, nine-station section between Botanical Garden station in Noida and an interchange with the Violet Line at Kalkaji Mandir.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Wuhan opens 55km of new metro lines

WUHAN added 55.3km to its metro network on December 26 with the opening of two new lines and an extension.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

CAF LRVs ordered for Mauritius light rail

CAF confirmed on December 26 that it has received a turnkey contract worth more than €100m to supply rolling stock and signalling systems for Mauritius Metro Express, a 26km light rail line linking the island’s capital Port Louis with the town of Curepipe.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Thalys ridership breaks seven-million barrier

THALYS announced on December 22 that ridership on its services will exceed seven million in 2017, the first time in the operator’s 20-year history that passenger numbers have reached this figure.

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