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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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:35

EU rail vehicle authorisation moves closer

THE introduction of Europe-wide authorisation of new locomotives and rolling stock moved a step closer on November 16, when the European Commission’s Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee (Risc) voted to approve the Implementing Act for Vehicle Authorisation.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:23

Dublin receives first 55m-long Citadis LRV

THE first 54.9m-long Alstom Citadis LRV for Dublin’s Luas light rail network arrived at the city’s Sandyford depot on November 16 after completing its journey from Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 05:15

Grand Est to order 21 trains from Alstom

THE president of the French region of Grand Est Mr Jean Rottner, regional vice-president for mobility, infrastructure and transport Mr David Valence and Mr Vincent Téton, regional director for SNCF Mobility announced during a visit to Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant on November 17 that the region will place two orders with a total value of €250m for 21 regional and long-distance trains, which will be delivered between 2018 and 2023.

BRITAIN’s prime minister Mrs Theresa May announced during a visit to the West Midlands on November 20 that the government will provide West Midlands Combined Authority with a £250m grant to support the extension of the Midland Metro light rail network to Brierley Hill.

Monday, 20 November 2017 06:38

Eurotunnel rebrands as Getlink

GROUPE Eurotunnel announced on November 20 that it has changed its name to Getlink, with the new brand intended to “reflect the dynamism of connection and exchange.”

Monday, 20 November 2017 05:56

Siemens LRVs enter service in San Francisco

THE Mayor of San Francisco Mr Ed Lee and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) director of transportation Mr Ed Reiskin officially launched the city’s new fleet of Siemens S200 SF LRVs on November 17, when the first vehicle entered passenger service on the Muni light rail network.

Monday, 20 November 2017 04:35

Helsinki West Metro inaugurated

AFTER several delays, Finland’s second-largest city Espoo joined the Helsinki metro network on November 18 with the inauguration of the first phase of West Metro, the country’s largest infrastructure project.

SOUND Transit’s board of directors voted on November 16 to approve a $US 26.5m order for five Liberty LRVs from Brookville Equipment Company, which are being acquired as part of the Tacoma Link Extension project.

TRANSPORT for London (TfL) issued invitations to negotiate to four prequalified bidders on November 17 for a contract to supply 43 driverless metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:51

Tallinn plans tram extension and LRV order

THE Estonian capital Tallinn is preparing a tender for new LRVs, which will be used on a new line to the city’s port.

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