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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THE European Commission (EC) has approved the acquisition of Italian open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV by the US-based Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) III equity fund.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:11

Cambodia revives rail link to Thai border

CAMBODIA moved a step closer to the restoration of rail links between its capital Phnom Penh and Bangkok on April 4 with the launch of passenger services on the 48km section of the Northern Line between Sisophon and Poipet on the border with Thailand.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:20

Testing begins on Riyadh metro

OPERATIONAL testing began on the Riyadh metro network on April 4, when a two-car Alstom Metropolis train for the Purple Line (Line 6) ran under its own power.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:17

El Paso Streetcar testing underway

TRAMS have returned to the streets of El Paso, Texas, after an a 44-year absence with the start of dynamic testing on the $US 97m El Paso Streetcar line.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 08:38

First Jakarta MRT trains arrive in Indonesia

THE first Nippon Sharyo metro cars for the initial phase of the Jakarta MRT project were unloaded at the Indonesian port of Tanjung Priok on the evening of April 4 after completing their sea voyage from Japan.

POLAND’s largest rail freight operator PKP Cargo signed a Zlotys 388m ($US 113m) contract with Newag on April 4 for the modernisation of 60 Soviet-built SM48 diesel-electric heavy shunting locomotives.

THE Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) has appointed three engineering consultancies to complete a master plan for a 95km high-speed line between Espoo and Salo, a key component of proposals to reduce journey times and increase capacity on the Helsinki - Turku corridor.

TESTING of Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) new fleet of RABEe 501 Giruno high-speed EMUs reached a milestone over the Easter weekend, when one of trains carried out a series of 275km/h runs in the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:53

Brussels RER construction resumes

BELGIUM’s prime minister, Mr Charles Michel, and mobility minister Mr François Bellot officially relaunched Brussels RER construction works at a ceremony at Hoeilaart station on the Brussels - Ottignies line on March 27.

STADLER Pankow has outshopped the first of 45 Flirt 3 EMUs which will be used by Go-Ahead Transport Germany on regional services in the state of Baden-Württemberg from next year.

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