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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POLISH long-distance operator PKP Intercity has signed a Zlotys 273m ($US 75m) contract with H. Cegielski, Poland, for the modernisation of 60 type 111A/141A coaches, with an option for the refurbishment of a further 30 vehicles.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:45

Medway rolls out resource scheduling system

PORTUGUESE rail freight operator Medway (formerly CP Carga) has awarded Siscog, Portugal, a contract to roll out a new scheduling and management solution for its locomotives and train crew.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 07:49

China to carry out Sudan-Chad railway study

SUDAN’s Ministry of Roads and Bridges signed an agreement with two Chinese companies in Khartoum on November 7 for a 12-month feasibility study into the construction of a 3400km railway linking the Red Sea with its landlocked neighbour Chad.

LOWER Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) signed a contract with Alstom and gas supplier Linde Group in Wolfsburg on November 9 for a fleet of 14 Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel multiple units, which will replace diesel trains on non-electrified routes in northwest Germany from 2021 onwards.

ITALIAN State Railways' (FS) rail freight subsidiaries TX Logistik and Mercitalia Rail have reportedly selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a contract to supply and maintain up to 125 electric locomotives in a move which could secure the immediate future of the Bombardier plant at Vado Ligure near Genoa.

FAIVELEY Transport announced on November 7 that it received orders with a total value of more than $US 150m from the RailConnect NSW consortium of Hyundai Rotem, UGL and Mitsubishi Electric Australia to supply equipment for NSW TrainLink’s New InterCity Fleet.

OPERATORS of German and Austrian tram-train networks using the so-called Karlsruhe model announced on November 8 that they will pool their resources to jointly order rolling stock for their respective systems.

GREATER Stockholm Local Transport (SL) announced on November 7 that it has cancelled its contract with Ansaldo STS for the resignalling of the metro Red Line “with immediate effect.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:43

Ahmedabad orders Hyundai Rotem metro trains

METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Hyundai Rotem a Won 177.1bn ($US 159m) contract to supply 96 metro cars for Ahmedabad metro Line 1.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:40

Polish banks ride to the aid of Pesa

POLISH rolling stock manufacturer Pesa has secured a Zlotys 200m ($US 54.7m) loan from a consortium of six financial institutions led by PKO Bank Polski, which will enable the Bydgoszcz-based supplier to complete the restructuring of its business and maintain its liquidity until a strategic investor can be found.

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