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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TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) issued an invitation to bid on November 8 for a contract to design, supply, commission, and maintain a fleet of 90 LRVs for the city's light rail network, with options for 30 additional vehicles.

Monday, 12 November 2012 04:55

AnsaldoBreda to supply Miami metro trains

FOLLOWING delays caused by a legal dispute, Miami-Dade County Commission has agreed to award a $US 313m contract for 136 metro vehicles to AnsaldoBreda.

Friday, 09 November 2012 11:23

Belarus Railways orders 20 diesel shunters

BELARUS Railways (BC) has awarded CZ Loko, Czech Republic, a contract worth almost €20m to supply 20 two-axle 1520mm-gauge diesel shunting locomotives.

NETWORK Rail (NR) has achieved efficiencies of £775m over the last three years and is on target to achieve the targets set for the remainder of the current five-year funding period, according to the Office of Rail Regulation's (ORR) annual assessment of the British infrastructure manager, which was published on November 8.

RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) will step up its fleet modernisation programme next year by spending a record Roubles 85bn ($US 2.7bn) on new locomotives, transport minister Mr Maksim Sokolov confirmed on November 8.

Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:38

EBRD to support Almaty fast tram project

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the municipal government of Almaty signed a memorandum of understanding on November 7 for the development of a 14km light rail line in Kazakhstan's second largest city.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:40

Railpool receives first Siemens Vectron

SIEMENS has handed over the first Vectron electric locomotive to German leasing company Railpool, which ordered a batch of six units in December 2010.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 07:58

Jordan's national railway project moves forward

FEASIBILITY studies have been completed and land acquisition is underway on the first phase of Jordan's proposed 897km national railway network, the country's transport minister Mr Alaa Batayneh told delegates at the International Union of Railways (UIC) Regional Assembly of the Middle East High Level Conference in Amman on November 5.

MALAYSIA's Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) has awarded two contracts worth a total of Ringgits 1.18bn ($US 387m) for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line in Kuala Lumpur.

Monday, 29 October 2012 09:32

Nottingham extends NET benefits

Eight years after trams returned to its streets, Nottingham has embarked on a major expansion of its light rail network. Keith Barrow explores how the city is using bold funding methods to develop a high-quality public transport network.

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