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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FOLLOWING a successful pilot, City Transport (HKL) has awarded Transrail, Sweden, and Welado, Finland, a contract to implement a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) on the city’s metro network.

Friday, 03 August 2018 04:56

Testing milestone for Cuenca tram line

HUNDREDS of residents lined the streets of the historic city centre of Cuenca on July 27 to witness the inaugural test run on the Ecuadorian city’s first light rail line.

FOLLOWING a European tender, Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport have awarded Go-Ahead Transport Germany a contract to operate the Allgäu Electric Network for 12 years from December 2021.

THE Thai cabinet has approved funding for the construction of a 326km double-track line linking Den Chai on the Bangkok - Chiang Mai line with Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong on the Mekong River, which forms part of the border between Thailand and Laos.

CHINA marked a decade of high-speed rail development on August 1, when celebrations were held to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the country’s first railway designed for operation at speeds of more than 250km/h.

LEO Express confirmed on August 1 that it has secured 15 Alstom Lint DMUs as part of its bid to secure a chunk of the Czech regional passenger rail market.

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 11:32

Athens orders 25 Citadis LRVs from Alstom

ATTIKO Metro signed a €55m contract with Alstom on July 27 for 25 Citadis low-floor LRVs for use on the light rail network in Athens and Piraeus.

THE secretary of the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr), Mr Arthur Tugade, confirmed at a press briefing on August 1 that major construction will begin on the first underground metro line in Manila by the end of this year, earlier than previously scheduled.

A project to double one of Sweden’s busiest single-track railways reached a milestone over the weekend of July 28 and 29, when infrastructure manager Trafikverket commissioned the first section of double track on the Gothenburg Harbour Line.

MENTION Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s difficult not to picture scenes of biorobotic androids clashing with their human creators. While the reality of AI in 2018 is rather less dystopian than the Los Angeles of 2019 in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, there’s no shortage of hype around the potential impacts, both positive and negative.

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