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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PRE-qualified bidders Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi, and Siemens have all been invited to submit their bids for a tender for the 60 new trains required for Britain's 118km Crossrail project.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:27

Unife and CER outline new vision for ERA

ESTABLISHING the European Railway Agency (ERA) as the sole body responsible for safety certification and authorising the entry of vehicles into service is at the heart of the future vision for the agency presented by the Community of European Railways (CER) and the European Railway Industry Association (Unife).
THE Mayor of London Mr Boris Johnson says that some key lines on the London Underground (LU) network will be fully automated within two years, with several others set to follow by 2018.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 05:12

Yakunin pushes European links and high-speed

RZD president Mr Vladimir Yakunin talks to Keith Barrow about the railway’s priorities for 2012 and beyond.
NORTHERN IRELAND'S transport minister Mr Danny Kennedy has announced the launch of a project to rehabilitate the Coleraine - Londonderry line will be brought forward from 2014 to next year.
THE Spanish town of Velez-Malaga is to close its only light rail line after just five years of operation due to a shortage of funds. The 4.6km line from Parque Jurado Lorca to Paseos Larios in the coastal town of Torre del Mar cost €40m to construct, and was the first modern light rail line in Andalucia, opening in October 2006.

Sunday, 30 October 2011 07:48

Algiers metro finally opens

THE president of Algeria, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has inaugurated train operation on the first section of Line 1 of the Algiers metro. The 9km section has 10 stations and runs from Tafourah Grande Poste in the city centre to Haï el Badr. Algiers Metro Enterprise (EMA) expects the line eventually to carry 300,000 passengers a day.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:00

Irish government postpones Dublin rail projects

PLANS for Dublin's first light metro line and a city centre commuter rail link have been shelved under the Irish government's capital spending cutbacks for 2012, which were announced today.
Thursday, 17 November 2011 07:02

Bombardier wins Munich airport contract

MUNICH Airport's Terminal 2 expansion will be aided through the installation of a new Innovia driver-less automated peoplemover (APM) that will be designed, built, operated, and maintained by Bombardier following the award of a Euros 89m contract by Terminal 2 Operating Company and Munich Airport Construction.
Friday, 18 November 2011 06:43

Siemens confirms first Avenio LRV order

SIEMENS today confirmed it has received its first firm order for the Avenio LRV with the signing of a Euros 100m contract for 40 vehicles by The Hague Tramways (HTM). The contract includes driver training, documentation, and spare parts, as well as options for up to 40 additional LRVs.
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