David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:09

Britain’s c2c franchise orders Aventra EMUs

BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:02

Delhi Metro seeks extra airport express trains

DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also calls for training.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:24

Stuttgart opens extension to LRT Line U12

STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its network on December 10 due to renovation work in the city centre.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:15

Ouigo serves central Paris for the first time

FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:37

New Manchester cross-city link opens

THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:49

Vossloh completes financial restructuring

VOSSLOH has completed its financial restructuring by concluding a new €150m five-year syndicated loan in the form of a revolving credit. The loan has two options to extend the final maturity by one year each and can be increased if necessary by up €150m.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:40

Keolis takes over Teutoburger-Wald-Network

KEOLIS commenced operation of the 15-year Teutoburger-Wald-Network (TWN) concession in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, on December 10.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:43

New West Midlands franchise orders 107 trains

WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West Midlands franchise, which started on December 10.

HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro.

Monday, 11 December 2017 06:59

ICE4 enters regular service in Germany

THE first five 250km/h ICE4 series-production trains which Siemens is supplying to German Rail (DB) entered regular passenger service on December 10 on the Hamburg - Munich and Hamburg - Frankfurt - Stuttgart main lines.

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