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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Thursday, 05 July 2018 05:03

CN and Vossloh sign trackwork contracts

CANADIAN National (CN) and Vossloh have signed a multi-annual framework contract for the supply of turnouts, following on from a similar agreement for concrete sleepers, which was signed in April.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 09:43

China opens new Jiangmen - Maoming line

JOURNEY times between the Pearl River Delta and the western part of China’s Guangdong province were shortened significantly on July 1 with the opening of a new 200km/h line from Jiangmen to Maoming.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 08:54

ÖBB orders Talent 3 EMUs for Tyrol

BOMBARDIER confirmed on July 3 that Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has exercised a €188m option for 25 six-car Talent 3 EMUs for regional services in the province of Tyrol.

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded a consortium of Bombardier UK and Kiepe Electric a £72m contract to supply 27 additional M5000 high-floor LRVs to boost capacity on the city’s Metrolink light rail network.

BYBANEN, the public company responsible for overseeing the 20km light rail line in Bergen, signed an eight-year contract with Keolis Norge on June 29 for the operation of the system and maintenance of its LRV fleet.

AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and Greek partner Goldair Cargo officially launched their Greek open-access rail freight operations at the RCG’s Sindos terminal in Thessaloniki on June 27.

LINSINGER, Austria, has rolled out an MG31 rail milling train for use on London’s new cross-city Elizabeth Line.

ILE-DE-FRANCE Mobility, Paris Transport Authority (RATP) and French National Railways (SNCF) have issued a call for tenders for a contract to supply up to 180 new trains to replace the fleet of MI 79/84 (Z8100/Z8400) EMUs used on Paris RER Line B.

ELECTRIFICATION remains an “optimal solution” for the development of the busiest parts of Britain’s railway network, despite the cancellation of three key schemes last summer, according to a report by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee on rail infrastructure investment, which was published this week.

A batch of 60 new bogie grain hoppers built by Betou Beifang Chuangye, China, for Tunisian National Railways (SNCFT) was delivered to the Tunisian port of Bizerte on June 25.

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