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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SWEDISH open-access inter-city operator MTR Express has filed a complaint against SJ with the Swedish Competition Authority claiming the incumbent operator is abusing its dominant position in the market by blocking access to its online sales portal.

FRENCH president Mr Emmanuel Macron confirmed in a televised interview on April 15 that the state will “gradually” start to take on the debt of French infrastructure manager SNCF Network within two years.

THE government of Macau special administrative region announced on April 11 that MTR Corporation has been selected for a contract to operate and maintain the Macau LRT Taipa Line.

HAMBURG-based Paribus Group has sold its Northrail Technical Service locomotive maintenance subsidiary to traction leasing company Railpool.

THE French Council of State has rejected appeals seeking to overturn the Declaration of Public Utility (DUP) authorising the Grand Southwestern Railway Project (GPSO), which will extend the Sud-Europ Atlantique high-speed line from Bordeaux to Toulouse with a branch to Dax.

INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Mosaic Transit Group as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build, finance and maintain Toronto’s Finch West light rail line.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:48

Daugavpils orders Russian trams

THE procurement commission of the city council in Daugavpils, Latvia, has approved the acquisition of eight Russian trams for the city’s 1524mm-gauge tram network.

THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris.

TURKEY’s president Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, Mr Binali Yildirim, and transport and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan attended the inauguration of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban line on April 12.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:08

Bulgarian fleet renewal plan moves forward

BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) is finalising tender documentation for a contract to supply 41 multiple units as it seeks to move forward with the renewal of its ageing rolling stock fleet.

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