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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NORWAY’s ERTMS programme reached an important milestone on March 14, when the board of infrastructure manager Bane Nor voted to award contracts to Siemens and Alstom for the rollout of ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 across most of the 4114km national network by 2034.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:21

Ouargla opens first light rail line

ALGERIA’s minister of public works and transport, Mr Abdelghani Zaalane, inaugurated the first light rail line in the city of Ouargla on March 20.

GREEK privatisation agency the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) says national train operator Trainose has submitted the only bid in the sale of a 100% stake in Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance (Rosco).

WABTEC subsidiary MotivePower (MPI) has delivered the first MP40PHTC-T4 locomotive for Toronto commuter rail operator Go Transit.

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €200m loan for Luxembourg Railways (CFL), which will help to finance an order for 34 double-deck regional EMUs.

NORWAY’s Railway Directorate has issued tender documents to prequalified bidders for a concession to operate passenger services over a large area of central and northern Norway.

THE Argentinean government confirmed on March 13 that the $US 2.3bn first phase of the Buenos Aires RER project will be implemented as a public-private partnership (PPP).

SWITZERLAND’s Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway (MOB) has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 20 variable-gauge coaches for GoldenPass Express services from Montreux to Zweisimmen and Interlaken East, which MOB will operate jointly with BLS.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 10:32

Saudi Landbridge tendering to begin soon

IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: Saudi Railway Company (SAR) confirmed on March 12 that it expects to launch tenders “soon” for contracts to build the 950km Landbridge, which will link Riyadh with Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.

IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: The United Arab Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Railway project, confirming that it will complete its connection to the Saudi network within four years.

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