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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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:44

EIB loan for Polish broad-gauge upgrade

POLISH broad-gauge railway PKP LHS signed a Zlotys 121m (36.2m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on January 25, which will help finance a Zlotys 300m programme of infrastructure enhancements.

Bernard Tabary, international CEO of Keolis Group, talks to Keith Barrow.

Automatic Train Operation has been widely used on metro lines for decades, but the technology is now starting to unlock benefits in more challenging main line environments. Keith Barrow reports from Vienna on how the industry is preparing to seize the opportunities offered by ATO on heavy rail networks.

THE African Development Bank has agreed to provide the Namibian government with a Rand 2bn ($US 167m) loan to finance upgrading of TransNamib’s Kranzberg - Walvis Bay line, together with the construction of a new highway between the capital Windhoek and the city’s airport.

THE first 17 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode multiple units for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) was unloaded at the port of Algiers on January 28 after completing its voyage across the Mediterranean.

ABELLIO Greater Anglia has released the first images of its forthcoming fleet of Stadler class 755 Flirt electro-diesel multiple units on the production line.

THE board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) voted on January 25 to approve the recommended locally-preferred alternative in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the King of Prussia Rail Project (KOP Rail), which will connect one of the largest out-of-town shopping malls in the United States to Philadelphia’s urban rail network.

NORFOLK Southern announced on January 24 that it will implement a capital programme of $1.845bn in 2018, continuing what the railway describes as a balanced deployment of capital.

A new-generation Plasser & Theurer hybrid infrastructure maintenance machine has visited the Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) climatic chamber in Vienna for extreme temperature testing.

PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on January 23.

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