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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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.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:32

Stadler to supply trains for Minsk metro Line 3

MINSK Metro has disclosed details of an order for 10 new metro trains from Stadler Minsk, which are due to be delivered between 2018 and 2020.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 08:57

VRR extends Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn operating contract

RHINE-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) has awarded DB Regio NRW a four-year extension to its contract to operate three lines of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn network.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:32

PKP Cargo acquires remaining stake in AWT

POLAND’s largest rail freight operator PKP Cargo has reached an agreement with Minezit SE to acquire its remaining 20% stake in Czech rail freight operator Advanced World Cargo (AWT).

CITY of Edinburgh Council has begun tendering for contracts to extend the city’s light rail line from its current city centre terminus at York Place to Leith and Newhaven.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:39

Nanjing opens second tram line

NANJING opened its second tram line on October 31, when trial passenger operation began on the 9.1km Qilin Line in the east of the city.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

EU audit shines a light on ERTMS challenges

The rollout of ERTMS in Europe over the last decade has fallen far behind the deployment targets set by the EU, jeopardising longer-term interoperability objectives. Keith Barrow reviews a new report from the EU Court of Auditors, which looks at the causes of the current problems and offers some potential solutions.

AFTER six years of construction, excavation of North Africa’s longest railway tunnel was completed on the morning of October 30, when Algeria’s minister of public works Mr Abdelghani Zalène witnessed the breakthrough on the final section of the Gantas Tunnel.

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