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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THE first of 73 three-car Bombardier Movia C951 driverless metro trains for Singapore's Downtown Line was unloaded today at the port of Jurong, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Friday, 12 October 2012 06:16

Harsco wins three international orders

HARSCO has secured three contracts worth a total of $US 85m to supply and service track maintenance equipment.

CONSTRUCTION of the first phase of the ambitious Grand Paris express metro network has moved a step closer after the planned 5.8km extension of Line 14 from St Lazare to Mairie de St Ouen was granted public utility status.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:30

Wiggins Island signalling contract awarded

QR NATIONAL has awarded the Aspect3 Alliance, a joint venture of Invensys Rail and QR National, a $A 37.5m ($US 38.5m) turnkey signalling contract for part of the initial phase of the Wiggins Island Rail Project, which will significantly increase coal capacity on the central Queensland heavy-haul network.

THE United States' national passenger operator Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in the financial year ending September 30, the highest annual ridership total in its 41-year history and the ninth ridership record in 10 years.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:13

Hitachi launches European rail research centre

HITACHI announced on October 10 it has established a European rail research centre to support the expansion of its rail systems business in Europe.

UNION Pacific (UP) has taken complete ownership of an important north-south railway though Oklahoma, three decades after state officials saved it from closure.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 05:09

Bratislava cross-city rail link delayed

SLOVAKIA's Transport Minister Mr Ján Počiatek announced on October 8 that a €420m project to build a north-south rail link under the centre of Bratislava will be delayed until after 2014.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:10

More AnsaldoBreda trains for Milan metro

MILAN Transport (ATM) has awarded AnsaldoBreda a €210m contract to supply 30 six-car trains which will replace older rolling stock on metro lines 1 and 2.

GREATER Vancouver transport authority Translink has selected a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin as preferred bidder for the contract to finance, design, and build the $C 1.4bn ($US 1.43bn) Skytrain Evergreen Line.

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