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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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has awarded Transmashholding subsidiary Demikhovsky Machinery Plant (DMZ) a contract to supply 22 EP3D EMUs.

THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the construction of a standard-gauge line which will connect landlocked Rwanda with the Indian Ocean.

SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted conditional approval for public use of the vehicles.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:21

Stadler to acquire Swedtrac from Knorr-Bremse

KNORR-Bremse announced on January 18 that its Knorr Bremse Nordic Rail Services subsidiary has signed an agreement to sell rolling stock maintenance and refurbishment specialist Swedtrac to Stadler Service Sweden.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:06

Wuhan opens Optics Valley Tramway

PASSENGER operations began on January 18 on the two-line Optics Valley Tramway network, which serves the Donghu New Technology Development Zone southeast of Wuhan.

Wilhelm Patzner, CEO of Far East Land Bridge, talks to Keith Barrow.

PLANS for the modernisation of the Ukrainian Railways (UZ) diesel locomotive fleet were discussed at a meeting between the country’s ambassador to the United States, Mr Valeriy Chaly, and GE Transportation CEO, Mr Rafael Santana, in Washington DC on January 15.

A draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for northern England was published by Transport for the North (TfN) on January 16, marking the start of a 13-week consultation on the proposals, which include the first detailed vision for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) link between the region’s six largest cities.

SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail confirmed on January 16 that it will launch its first services early this year on the Stockholm - Linköping route.

A bilateral agreement setting the terms for the development of a cross-border urban rail link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, was signed by the transport ministers of the two countries on January 16 in the presence of Malaysian prime minister Mr Najib Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

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