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.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:10

MARTA issues RFI for new metro train fleet

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has issued requests for information by Aug. 30, 2016 for a fleet of new trains and for the life-extension of two-thirds of its existing fleet.

Friday, 05 August 2016 13:08

São Paulo plans metro privatisation

The governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, says he wants to privatize six of the nine existing or planned metro and monorail lines serving the city of São Paulo, which represents about 60% of the network.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:00

Montreal electrifies start of tendering

CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for two contracts to build and equip the automated rail network.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:14

Irish Rail tests longer freight trains

Irish Rail (IE) operated a 440 meter (almost 1/3 mile) long container freight train between Dublin North Wall and Claremorris on June 27 as part of trials to introduce longer freight trains later this year to boost its competitiveness.

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:03

Canada backs B.C. transit improvements

The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:49

Škoda establishing U.S. subsidiary

Škoda Transportation, Czech Republic, is to set up a subsidiary company in the United States with a view to selling light rail vehicles and trains in North America.

Rocky Mountaineer, which operates tourist trains in western Canada and Washington State, has awarded a contract to Switzerland's Stadler to build 10 double-deck passenger coaches for delivery in 2018.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is starting dynamic testing of the first of 775 Fleet of the Future rapid transit cars being built by Bombardier Transportation under a $2.5 billion contract following arrival of the first car in San Francisco on April 6, 2016.

Thursday, 25 February 2016 19:14

Detroit-Grand Rapids service feasible: Study

A study into the introduction of a passenger train service between Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich., has found that the economic benefits and number of passengers anticipated justifies taking the project forward.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 00:00

Nordco launches new machines

Nordco held a formal launch of its RoadReady ballast regulator and tamping machine a few weeks prior to Railway Interchange 2015, but the company brought both machines, as well as its new electric road-rail yard switching unit to the outdoor exhibit at Railway Interchange 2015.

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