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, 05 September 2012 08:40

Technical consultants selected for Odense LRT

THE MUNICIPALITY of Odense has appointed Cowi, Denmark, as technical consultant, together with Systra, France, and ETC, Germany, as sub-consultants, for the development of the first light rail line in the Danish city.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 06:07

Singapore LTA orders 132 metro cars

CSR Corporation announced today that a joint venture of its subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang and Kawasaki Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply 132 type C151B metro cars for the city's rapidly-expanding network.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 04:55

CN strengthens wagon fleet with 2200 new vehicles

CANADIAN National says it will add more than 2200 new wagons to its fleet this year, as well as 1300 new containers, as part of a drive to support traffic growth.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 07:13

Sofia welcomes second metro line

THE Bulgarian capital Sofia celebrated the opening of its second metro line on August 31 with a day of free rides, a music festival, and an exhibition of Roman artefacts unearthed during construction.

Ilya Shirokobrod, vice-president, head of the railway products division of Evraz (pictured), tells Keith Barrow how the company is expanding its rail production facilities in an effort to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic market.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:28

Electric Avenio

In July Siemens celebrated the signing of a landmark contract that will take its next-generation low-floor LRV to the Middle East. Keith Barrow uncovers the innovations behind the Avenio.

Monday, 03 September 2012 10:25

Dijon opens first light rail line

THE FRENCH city of Dijon inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1, with a weekend of free rides preceding the start of full commercial services on September 3.

Monday, 03 September 2012 06:45

Thales to supply CBTC for KL's Ampang Line

GEORGE KENT, the Malaysian contractor responsible for trackwork and railway systems on Kuala Lumpur's Ampang Line extension, has selected Thales to supply its SelTrac Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the existing 27km line and the 17.7km southwestern extension, which is currently under construction.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 08:14

Siemens to upgrade MGB train control systems

THE metre-gauge Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB) has awarded Siemens a contract to renew signalling and train control equipment as part of an upgrading programme on its 154km network in southern Switzerland.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:19

EBRD to fund Macedonia – Bulgaria link

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide Macedonia's Public Enterprise for Railway Infrastructure with a €46.4m 15-year loan to fund the rebuilding of the 30.8km Kumanovo – Beljakovce line, the first phase of a project to establish a direct rail link between Skopje and Sofia.

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