David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, International Railway Journal

David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, International Railway Journal

David Briginshaw joined IRJ in 1982 as associate editor, and was appointed editor-in-chief in 2001. He has travelled the world extensively interviewing many of the CEOs and senior managers of the world's railways and transit systems which has given him an in-depth knowledge of the global railway industry.

Monday, 04 December 2017 00:00

Hitachi deploys new Metrorail trains

The first of 24 four-car trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy to Metro-Dade County entered service on the two-line Metrorail network in Miami on November 30.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:09

Keolis, Ivado in Big Data passenger pact

Keolis, a subsidiary of French National Railways (SNCF), has signed a five-year deal with Canada’s Institute for Data Valorization (Ivado) to share and analyze Big Data to help develop innovative mobility solutions.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

GE leads group in Nigeria rail bid

A consortium led by General Electric and including Transnet, South Africa, has been named preferred bidder by the government of Nigeria government for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate Nigerian Railways’ 2178-mile network.

Monday, 05 December 2016 10:11

Bolivia opens concrete tie plant

Production of pre-stressed concrete ties has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.

Monday, 17 October 2016 12:25

NYCT seeks dual-mode locomotives

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) is seeking expressions of interest by Nov. 30 for the supply of dual-mode (diesel/thirdrail) locomotives for use on the subway network.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:42

Rumo obtains $US 1.1bn loan from BNDES

Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has agreed to lend Reais 3.5bn ($US 1.1 billion) to rail and port operator Rumo Logistics in order to fund part of its 2015-2018 investment program.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:16

Charlotte issues RFP for Gold Line Phase 2

Charlotte has issued an RFP (request for proposals) for the construction of Phase 2 of its CityLynx light rail Gold Line, adding extensions totaling 2.5 miles at each end of the 1.5-mile Phase 1, which opened in mid-2015.

A consortium of Ineco, Spain, its Mexican subsidiary Inecomex, Spain’s infrastructure manager Adif, and Cal y Mayor y Asociados, Mexico, have been awarded a contract to supervise the construction of an extension to Line 12 of the Mexico City metro.

Brazil’s interim federal government led by president Michel Temer is investigating how to revive the country’s ambitious new line construction program at a time of financial austerity by involving the country’s concessionaire rail freight operators.

Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with CN to purchase infrastructure for its planned 41.5-mile (67 km) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) automated metro project in Montreal.

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