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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MUMBAI Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) signed a contract with Alstom on July 19 for 31 driverless trains for Mumbai metro Line 3.

Friday, 20 July 2018 04:46

Shanghai receives 5000th metro car

SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group announced on July 18 that it has taken delivery of the city’s 5000th metro car.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 08:09

Olsztyn orders Durmazlar LRVs

THE Polish city of Olsztyn signed a Zlotys 108m ($US 29m) contract with Durmazlar, Turkey, on July 18 for 12 low-floor trams, with a Zlotys 98m option for a further 12 vehicles.

BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has confirmed electrification of the Manchester - York Trans-Pennine route will go ahead, following speculation that the government was planning to scrap the scheme.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:49

China approves Ningxia high-speed line

CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission has approved the construction of the western section of a high-speed line linking Baotou, the second-largest city in Inner Mongolia, with Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia autonomous region.

Monday, 16 July 2018 10:11

Bridging the big data gap

Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets, but converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many organisations in the industry. Keith Barrow reports from Munich on how suppliers, tech companies, train operators and infrastructure managers are harnessing the power of data through advanced asset management systems.

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:23

Florence extends tram Line T1

FLORENCE extended its light rail network to the north of the city centre on July 16 with the inauguration of the 4.1km section of Line T1 from Alamanni-Stazione, adjacent to Santa Maria Novella main line station, to Careggi University Hospital.

THE European Commission (EC) confirmed on July 13 that it has launched an “in-depth” investigation into the merger of Siemens mobility and Alstom amid concerns that the combination may adversely affect competition in the signalling and rolling stock markets.

THE board of Spanish infrastructure and engineering company Comsa has reached an agreement to sell its remaining stake in rail freight operator Comsa Rail Transport (CRT) to SNCF Logistics, giving the French company 100% control.

Surging demand and a harsh winter have combined to create a cocktail of operational problems for Canadian National, with significant impacts on performance. Keith Barrow examines how the railway is working to restore the faith of its customers and build greater resilience into the system.

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