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 first of 20 three-car Inspiro trains for the initial phase of Sofia metro Line 3 was unveiled at the Newag plant in Nowy Sacz, Poland, on November 15.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:25

Testing begins on Xi’an - Chengdu HSL

THE first test run along the full length of the 643km Xi’an - Chengdu high-speed line took place on November 22, marking a milestone in the construction of the first railway across the Qinling mountains in China’s northwestern Shanxi province.

CZECH open-access operator RegioJet announced on November 23 that tickets have gone on sale for its new Prague - Vienna service, which will begin operating on December 10.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:50

Britain funds Tyne & Wear Metro fleet renewal

BRITAIN’s Chancellor of the Exchequer announced as part of the government’s autumn budget on November 22 that the Treasury will allocate £337m to fund the replacement of Tyne & Wear Metro’s train fleet.

THE Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has warned that Brexit must not be allowed to undermine the continuing development of the Single European Railway and called on Britain and the European Union (EU) to ensure continued legal certainty for rail businesses.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 07:36

DB Regio targets 10% cut in diesel consumption

DB Regio says it hopes to cut diesel consumption by around 10% by equipping around 1000 rail vehicles with telematics systems for energy-efficient driving.

MALAYSIA High-Speed Rail Corporation (MyHSR) published a tender notice on November 22 for a Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to support the planning and delivery of civil infrastructure works on the Malaysian section of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:56

CDG Express secures €1.7bn state loan

FRANCE’s finance minister Mr Bruno Le Maire confirmed to the National Assembly on November 21 that the state will provide a €1.7bn loan to ensure the CDG Express rail link to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is completed in time for the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be hosted by the French capital.

MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected GLX Constructors, a joint venture of Fluor Enterprises, The Middlesex Corporation, Herzog Contracting and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure for a contract to design and build Boston’s light rail Green Line extension.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:02

Progress Rail acquires Downer Freight Rail

DOWNER EDI, Australia, announced on November 21 that it has reached an agreement to sell its Downer Freight Rail business unit to Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail in a deal worth $A 109m ($US 83m).

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