Keith Barrow

Keith Barrow

SEPTEMBER 26 brought a double-dose of bad news for Bombardier, with the US Department of Commerce imposing punitive tariffs of 219% on the import of C Series aircraft and Alstom and…
OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the…
US president Donald Trump’s appalling decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has rightly been met by a chorus of condemnation from all key European leaders, and a…
THE story of the liberalisation of Europe's long-distance passenger market has long had something of a Wild West flavour - a handful of pioneers setting out to find their fortune…
THIS Sunday sees the demise of another European cross-border train service with the withdrawal of the three daily Regional Express services between Dresden, Germany, and Wroclaw in Poland.
THE announcement on October 14 that Veolia Verkehr will withdraw all of its InterConnex trains between Leipzig, Berlin and Germany's Baltic Coast from the December timetable change is the first…
THE inauguration of the light rail network in Besançon on August 30 was notable not only because it brings trams back to this French city of 115,000 inhabitants for the…
THE announcement that German Rail (DB) is to cut back its network of City Night Line services is another blow for Europe's overnight trains which, after years of cutbacks look…
THE STORY of wagonload freight in Europe over the last 50 years has generally been an unhappy one. The expansion of the highway network, changes in industrial production and distribution…
THE publication today of a highly-critical report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) into Britain's planned High Speed 2 (HS2) from London to Birmingham and northern England has grabbed…
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