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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Friday, 30 November 2012 05:24

Ecuador secures EIB loan for Quito metro

EUROPEAN Investment Bank vice-president Mrs Magdalena Álavarez Arza and Mr William Vásconez, undersecretary for public finances for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Finance signed a $US 260m loan agreement in Luxembourg on November 29 which will finance the construction of the first metro line in Ecuador's capital city Quito.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:40

RZD board approves sale of Freight One stake

INDEPENDENT Transport Company (ITC) is set to complete its takeover of Freight One after the board of Russian Railways (RZD) approved the sale of its remaining 25% plus one shareholding in the company.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:28

ABB clinches Polish electrification contract

PKP Group power subsidiary PKP Energy has awarded ABB a €30m contract to supply 138 rectifier units for traction substations on the Polish network.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:23

Hamburg U-Bahn reaches Hafen City

HAMBURG celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its U-Bahn network on November 28 with a week of free rides on Line U4 prior to the launch of commercial operations on December 9.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 15:08

Siemens to acquire Invensys Rail for $US 2.8bn

INVENSYS has announced it is to sell its rail division to Siemens for $US 2.8bn following a strategic review which concluded that consolidation in the signalling industry would limit the scope for expanding the company's rail activities.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:41

Norway plans national ERTMS rollout

THE NORWEGIAN ministry of transport and communications announced on November 28 that it has asked infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket to prepare a draft development strategy for the rollout of ERTMS across the national network.

Bombardier's multi-engined Traxx DE ME was one of the star exhibits at InnoTrans in September, with visitors waiting up to 40 minutes for the chance to see inside this innovative locomotive. With the need for lower emissions and greater fuel economy becoming ever more pressing, Keith Barrow asks whether four engines might be better than one.

CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission has approved plans for new metro lines in the cities of Nanchang and Fuzhou at a total cost of more than Yuan 30bn ($US 4.8bn).

GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Networks will launch a compensation scheme on December 9 for railfreight operators forced to divert their services due to engineering work.

WARSAW Tramways announced on November 22 that Pesa Bydgoszcz has submitted the best offer for a contract to supply a fleet of 45 bidirectional low-floor LRVs with a five-year warranty.

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