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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MADRID Metro has completed a €6.1m project to equip all 301 of its stations and 10 depots with low-energy LED lighting.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 03:00

Testing begins on Sydney CBD and South East LRT

DYNAMIC testing of Alstom Citadis X05 LRVs has begun on Sydney’s CBD and South East light rail line, which is due to open next year.

The publication of a report by the French Infrastructure Policy Board on options for funding future infrastructure projects sheds new light on the true cost of meeting current commitments. Keith Barrow looks at the possible priorities for investment over the next 20 years, and how they might be funded.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:27

First Alstom Prima for Indian Railways on test

DYNAMIC testing of the first Alstom Prima T8 double-unit electric locomotive for Indian Railways (IR) has begun at the Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura in the Indian state of Bihar.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:24

London’s Crossrail reaches testing milestone

A milestone in the preparations for the opening of the core section of the Crossrail east-west link across London was reached on the night of February 25-26, when a Bombardier class 345 Aventra EMU ran under its own power for the first time through the tunnel beneath the River Thames.

UKRAINIAN Railways (UZ) signed a $US 1bn contract for the modernisation of its diesel locomotive fleet with GE Transportation at a ceremony in Kiev on February 23, which was attended by Ukraine’s president, Mr Petro Poroshenko.

LONDON’s Thameslink Programme moved a step closer to completion on February 26 with the launch of through services from Brighton and Horsham to Peterborough and Cambridge via London Bridge and Farringdon.

THE board of the Asian Development Bank has approved a $US 360m loan for Bangladesh Railways (BR) to finance the modernisation of the company’s locomotive and rolling stock fleet.

THE mayor of Moscow Mr Sergey Sobyanin and Russia’s special presidential representative for environmental protection Mr Sergey Ivanov attended a ceremony on February 26 to mark the inauguration of the first completed section of the Large Circle Line (Line 11).

GREATER Vancouver Transportation Authority (Translink) announced on February 22 that it is bringing forward the acquisition of new trains for the SkyTrain automated metro network with the acquisition of 28 Hyundai Rotem cars for the Expo and Millennium lines.

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