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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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 07:08

Greece opens new Tithorea - Leianokladi line

GREEK infrastructure manager Ergose celebrated a milestone in the upgrading of the Athens - Thessaloniki corridor on January 31, when the new line between Tithorea and Leianokladi was handed over for the start of commercial operation, 21 years after the start of construction.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:01

Kenya SGR electrification contract signed

KENYA Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a Shillings 24.2bn ($US 239m) contract with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) for the electrification of the Mombasa - Nairobi section of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

THE board of Brussels Transport Company (Stib) has selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a framework contract to supply up to 170 low-floor LRVs, with an initial order for 60 vehicles worth €169m (excluding VAT).

A crucial decision on the future of Switzerland’s inter-city network will be made this year, which could break SBB’s monopoly on the sector. BLS CEO Bernard Guillelmon talks to Keith Barrow about how the country’s second-largest railway plans to re-enter the long-distance market.

SPAIN’s minister of public works Mr Iñigo de la Serna announced in Barcelona on February 6 that Renfe is planning to launch a new low-fares high-speed service between Barcelona and Madrid next year.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:36

East Coast franchise faces early termination

BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over the operation of the Inter-City East Coast (ICEC) franchise from Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC).

NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) says it is in talks with Eurostar regarding the introduction of a third London - Amsterdam service in 2019, potentially offering a significant improvement in journey times for London-bound passengers.

Friday, 02 February 2018 07:14

Würzburg to replace tram fleet

WÜRZURG City Council has approved a plan to replace the city’s entire fleet of 41 trams with new low-floor vehicles.

Friday, 02 February 2018 05:37

UWC delivers nitric acid wagons

UNITED Wagon Company (UWC), Russia, has begun delivery of an order for 30 nitric acid tank wagons for Uralchem, one of Russia’s largest producers of mineral fertilisers.

GE Transportation has commissioned a moving assembly line for locomotives at its Contagem plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, which according to the manufacturer will reduce lead times by around 20%.

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