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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Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:36

Dijon celebrates arrival of first LRV

THE city of Dijon celebrated the arrival of its first Alstom Citadis LRV at its new operating and maintenance centre on January 26. Testing of the vehicle will commence in February on the 8.5km Line T1 and 11.5km Line T2, which serve 16 and 21 stations respectively in the Greater Dijon area. Commercial operations on the new network are scheduled to begin in September.
Monday, 30 January 2012 06:01

Florida's SunRail project breaks ground

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site of Altamonte Springs station in the north of Orlando, Florida, on Friday to mark the start of construction on the state's $US 1.3bn SunRail commuter rail project.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:59

Danish Signalling Programme contracts signed

DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark has today signed two contracts worth a total of Euros 700m as part of its programme to install ERTMS across the entire 2100km mainline network by 2021.
A series of contracts worth $S 604.2m ($US 482m) have been awarded to increase the capacity of the Singapore metro through the purchase of additional trains from Alstom and for signalling work to be carried out by Thales.
Friday, 03 February 2012 06:25

CAF preferred bidder for Midland Metro LRVs

WEST MIDLANDS transport authority Centro has selected CAF as preferred bidder for the contract to supply LRVs for the 20km Midland Metro light rail line, which links Birmingham City Centre with Wolverhampton.
IRISH Rail (IE) has selected Kapsch CarrierCom to upgrade its analogue radio communication system to GSM-R.
Monday, 06 February 2012 03:31

Progress Rail to close EMD loco plant

LOCOMOTIVE production at EMD's London, Ontario, plant is to cease after months of contract negotiations between parent company Caterpillar and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union failed to reach an agreement. At least 450 posts will be affected by the decision.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 23:19

Doha metro bidding to start in April

QATAR Railways Company (QRC) will issue the first request for proposals for the country's $US 40bn rail network in the first week of April. Four tunnelling contracts for the first phase of the Doha Metro, each worth $US 2-3bn, will be launched with winners set to be announced in October.
Friday, 10 February 2012 07:12

Ankara awards two metro extension contracts

THE TURKISH Ministry of Transport has awarded a joint venture of Comsa-EMTE, Spain, and Açilim Insaat two contracts to extend the Ankara metro by 32km and 22 stations. The award was marked by a contract signing ceremony held yesterday in Ankara.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:20

$US 535m Lusail LRT project contract awarded

QATAR Railways Company (QRC) has signed a $US 535m deal with Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC) for the second phase of construction on the Lusail light rail project.

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