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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TRANSPORT for Wales announced on October 30 that Arriva has confirmed its intention to withdraw from the competition for the new Wales & Borders franchise.

Monday, 30 October 2017 12:19

Work begins on Berne Main Station expansion

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 28 to mark the official start of construction on an SFr 1bn ($US 1bn) project to expand Berne Main Station, the second-largest station in Switzerland.

HEADS of state from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia convened at the Port of Baku on October 30 for a ceremony marking the official completion of the 826km Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway.

THE Norwegian Railway Directorate announced on October 24 that it has instructed state-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog to invite bids for a contract to purchase or lease a fleet of double-deck EMUs for commuter services on the Østfold Line south of Oslo.

RUSSIAN airport rail link operator Aeroexpress introduced its new fleet of Stadler ESh2 Kiss double-deck EMUs on October 27, when Russian transport minister Mr Maksim Sokolov attended a ceremony at Moscow Kiyevskaya to mark the trains’ entry into passenger service.

Monday, 30 October 2017 07:46

Athens - Piraeus electrification completed

GREEK infrastructure manager Ergose carried out the first electric test runs on the 10km Athens - Piraeus line on October 27, when a Siemens Desiro EMU made a return trip along the entire length of the route.

Monday, 30 October 2017 07:43

BVG to order more type IK U-Bahn trains

THE supervisory board of Berlin Transport (BVG) has approved the procurement of 20 additional type IK small-profile U-Bahn trains from Stadler Pankow to alleviate an acute rolling stock shortage on the large-profile Line U5.

WARSAW Metro has opened bids from five suppliers for its largest-ever order for new rolling stock, although only two bidders have offered a price within the operator’s Zlotys 1.69bn ($US 470m) budget.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:17

Swedish track-doubling project completed

A project to boost capacity on Sweden’s Hallsberg - Mjölby line has reached a milestone with the completion of a new 13km double-track alignment between Stenkumla and Runsala.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:19

Alstom ships extra trains for Lima Line 1

ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro.

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