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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TEXAS Central announced on May 2 that it has appointed Bechtel to provide project management services for its scheme to develop a privately-funded high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston.

THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around 1000 driverless metro cars for the Grand Paris Express metro network.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 08:25

First train for Dakar TER on test

DYNAMIC testing of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel/25kV ac electric) multiple unit for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project has begun at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant in eastern France.

SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has submitted an application to infrastructure manager Trafikverket for additional train paths on the Stockholm - Malmö - Copenhagen route with the aim of stepping up X2000 services on the corridor from December.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 04:38

Hupac to acquire ERS Railways

SWISS intermodal operator Hupac announced on May 2 that it has reached an agreement with Genesee & Wyoming to acquire the entire issued share capital of rail freight operator ERS Railways for €10.4m.

CALIFORNIA’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply four Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter services.

NORWAY’s infrastructure manager Bane Nor has delivered a report to the Norwegian Railway Directorate outlining measures required to enable the introduction of double-deck trains on the Østfold Line south of Oslo.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:09

Salvador metro airport extension opens

THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April 26.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:25

Woojin to upgrade Malaysian EMUs

WOOJIN Industrial Systems, Korea, has secured a contract worth over $US 10m with a local supplier under Malaysia's Ministry of Transport for modernisation of the fleet of class 83 EMUs operated by Malayan Railways Corporation (KTMB).

Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:42

EU funds LGV Sud Est ERTMS rollout

A financing agreement committing €116.9m in EU funding towards the deployment of ERTMS on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line was presented to French transport minister, Ms Elisabeth Borne, by European Transport Commissioner, Ms Violeta Bulc, at the TEN-T Days event in Ljubljana on April 25.

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