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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Monday, 16 April 2012 02:16

Georgian Railway plans IPO next month

THE Georgian Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development has today announced its intention to proceed with the sale of up to 25% of Georgian Railway (GR) through an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
FRANCE's minister for ecology, sustainable development, transport and housing Mrs Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French National Railways (SNCF) president Mr Guillaume Pepy, and Mr Hubert du Mesnil, president of French Rail Network (RFF) today officially inaugurated two new stations on the 140km Rhine-Rhône high-speed line, ahead of the launch of commercial services over the route on Sunday.
Friday, 02 December 2011 04:52

CAF wins Bucharest metro order

BUCHAREST Metro operator Metrorex has signed a Euros 97m contract with CAF for 16 metro trains, with options for a further eight sets. The trains have been part-financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and will be delivered in 2013 for use on the new Line M5.
Monday, 05 December 2011 06:38

MI09 trains enter service on Paris RER

FRENCH President Mr Nicholas Sarkozy today joined Mr Jean-Paul Huchon, president of Ile-de-France Transport Authority (Stif) and Mr Pierre Mongin, director general of Paris Transport Authority (RATP) to mark the launch of the MI09 emus into passenger service on Paris RER Line A.
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 04:03

Northern Sydney Freight Corridor upgrade approved

AUSTRALIA's federal infrastructure and transport minister, Mr Anthony Albanese, and New South Wales premier, Mr Barry O'Farrell, have announced the approval of a jointly-funded $A 1.1bn ($US 1.15bn) upgrade of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor. The work encompasses the 160km section from North Strathfield to Newcastle and is intended to eliminate a bottleneck in northern Sydney improving access to the area for freight traffic.
Thursday, 08 December 2011 05:59

São Paulo metro reveals modernised train

THE governor of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckmin officially unveiled the first refurbished train for São Paulo metro Line 1 today.
In the quest to redefine the modal interface and make rail a more accessible option for travel, French National Railways is reinventing its stations as multimodal hubs, while also ensuring they are living spaces integrated into the communities they serve. Sophie Boissard, CEO of SNCF Stations & Connections, explains the strategy to Keith Barrow. 
Friday, 16 December 2011 02:56

Thales wins São Paulo CBTC contract

THE Brazilian-Malaysian consortium responsible for building Line 17 - an 18km monorail - in São Paulo has awarded a contract to Thales to install Seltrac communications-based train control (CBTC) to enable the line to be operated automatically and without drivers. Thales says this is the first CBTC project in Brazil.
NOTTINGHAM City Council has placed a £570m contact with the Tramlink Nottingham Consortium to build two light rail extensions totalling 17.5km, and operate them along with the city's existing line under a 23-year concession.
NETWORK Rail has awarded three contracts worth £55m as part of the so-called £1bn Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Morgan Sindall will rebuild Edinburgh's Haymarket station under a £25m scheme to improve accessibility, link it to the city's new light rail line, and create a rail, bus and taxi transport hub.
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