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, 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.

A group of rail freight operators and logistics companies has launched a project which aims to enhance intermodal transport services by embracing digital technologies.

THE board of Helsinki City Transport (HKL) and the technical manager of the City of Espoo have selected a Finnish consortium of YIT and VR track for a contract to construct the 25km Raide-Jokeri light rail line.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:37

Testing begins on Waterloo LRT

CONSTRUCTION of the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo reached a milestone on November 7, when LRV testing began on a section of line close to the depot on Dutton Drive.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:02

Algerian urban rail projects near completion

THE CEO of Algiers Metro Company (EMA) Mr Omar Hadbi confirmed on November 7 that two extensions of the Algiers metro network will open before the end of the year, while several other Algerian cities will complete light rail projects in the first half of 2018.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 05:41

Auckland rows back on battery train plan

AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services to Pukekohe, opting instead to exercise an option with CAF for 15 additional AM class EMUs.

Monday, 06 November 2017 12:22

Tendering begins for Kuala Lumpur Line MRT3

MALAYSIA’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) issued a tender notice on November 6 for a turnkey contract to construct and equip Kuala Lumpur’s Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3).

Monday, 06 November 2017 11:47

Czech region funds new cross-border service

THE Czech region of Karlovy Vary announced on November 3 that it will provide funding for a new weekend cross-border service between Karlovy Vary and Zwickau, where there will be connections with Mid-German S-Bahn services to Leipzig and Halle.

TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary Metrowagonmash and Sberbank leasing have signed a Roubles 1.3bn contract with Nizhny Novgorod Metro for 23 type 81-717/6/714.6 metro cars, which will support the expansion of the urban rail network in the Russian city.

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