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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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:00

CSR unveils very high-speed test train

CHINA Southern Rolling Stock (CSR) subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang has unveiled a new-high-speed test train which is designed to operate at speeds of up to 500km/h.

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

First step towards EU fare alliance

REPRESENTATIVES of the organisations responsible for standardising ticketing and smart card operations in Germany (VDV KA), France (AFIMB), and Britain (Itso), along with the Calypso Network Association, and representatives of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a trust scheme for public transport smart cards.

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

Karel Vinck and François Lacôte honoured

THE 2012 European Railway Award has been made to Mr Karel Vinck, Europe's ERTMS coordinator, and to Mr François Lacôte, currently senior vice-president and technical advisor with Alstom, for their respective outstanding political and technical achievements in rail transport.

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

Afghan-Turkmen study completed

THE AFGHAN government says design studies have been completed on the country's second international railway link.

RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) president Mr Vladimir Yakunin and Talgo CEO Mr Carlos Oriol signed a framework agreement in Madrid on January 25 for the Spanish manufacturer to work with the Russian Institutute of Railway Transport (VNIIZhT) on the development of gauge-changing trains for international services.

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

France and Italy agree Lyon - Turin funding

FRENCH transport minister Mr Thierry Mariani met Italy's deputy infrastructure and transport minister Mr Mario Ciaccia in Rome on January 30 to sign a new agreement on the construction of a new railway and base tunnel between Lyon and Turin.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Suzhou awards train contract to CSR

CSR has been awarded a contract to supply 23 five-car trains for Metro Line 2.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Thales wins Seoul CBTC contract

Hyundai Rotem has awarded Thales a contract to supply communications-based train control (CBTC) on the 12km extension of the Sin Bundang metro line from Jeongia to Gwanggyo.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Cairo welcomes metro Line 3

CAIRO added a third line to its metro network on February 21, with the opening of the initial 4.3km five-station section of Line 3 between Abbasiya and an interchange with Line 2 at Attaba.

PARIS Transport Authority subsidiary RATP Dev has formed a joint venture with Algiers Metro (EMA) and Algiers Public Transport (ETUSA) to operate and maintain light rail lines in Algerian cities.

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