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 Delachaux Group announced on November 17 that it has united its seven rail businesses under the Pandrol brand.

A launch ceremony was held at the Tehola intermodal terminal in Kouvala, Finland, on November 10 to mark the departure of the first Finland - China rail freight service.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:24

Siemens and Ballard to develop fuel cell train

BALLARD Power Systems announced on November 13 that it has signed an agreement with Siemens to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for Siemens’ Mireo multiple unit.

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:46

Trenitalia orders more Jazz EMUs from Alstom

TRENITALIA has placed a €170m order with Alstom for 27 additional Jazz EMUs as part of the continuing renewal of its regional rolling stock fleet.

AFTER two year of negotiations, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French National Railways (SNCF) signed a new operating contract for TER regional services on November 13, setting ambitious targets to cut delays by 40% and halve cancellations by 2020.

A proposal for a new standard-gauge line linking China’s national railway network with cities in northern Vietnam has been included in a bilateral memorandum of understanding on trade which was signed on November 13 as part of the state visit of Chinese president Mr Xi Jinping to Vietnam.

MPK Krakow has opted to award a contract for up to 50 low-floor LRVs to a consortium of Stadler Poland and Solaris after Pesa, the winning bidder in the tender, failed to a submit financial guarantee for the contract.

THE government of Uzbekistan has signed a $US 80m loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to finance the electrification of the 145.1km Pap - Namangan - Andijan line in the east of the country.

Friday, 10 November 2017 07:23

Financing agreed for Kharkiv metro expansion

UKRAINE’s cabinet has given Kharkiv Metro approval to sign loan agreements with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD) which will fully-finance a project to expand the metro network in the country’s second-largest city.

SIEMENS announced on November 10 that it has secured a €56m contract to refurbish the fleet of Desiro EMUs used by British train operator South Western Railway (SWR).

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