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Feature articles in the January 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International

01 Jan 2013

Articles in the January 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine


  • UIC still seeking progress and unity


  • Stuttgart 21 in question again
  • Efficiency drive at Canadian Pacific
  • Eurostar probes border constraints


  • Inching towards a single railway area
    As the European Commission prepares to publish its Fourth Railway Package, opinion remains divided on the industry’s optimum structure
  • ‘We need the powers to do a good job’
    Monika Heiming of EIM believes infrastructure managers must have the necessary competences to meet the demands of their customers
  • Learning lessons from Switzerland
    Jürgen Maier-Gyomlay of BLS offers a Swiss perspective on railway reform, and what the rest of Europe might learn from Switzerland’s experience
  • Swimming against the tide
    Germany’s association of private operators responds to Deutsche Bahn’s claim to be a ‘system integrator’ in the domestic rail market

Metros & light rail

  • CPTM goes CBTC
    The São Paulo suburban operator is undertaking a major programme of resignalling and capacity enhancement across its congested and complex network
  • 1,2,3 grow!
    Light rail expansion in the French capital is continuing apace, with three orbital tram extensions inaugurated in a month and a gamut of projects taking shape over the rest of the decade

Ticketing & Retail

  • Making the indirect connection
    Delegates at the Amadeus Rail Forum in Nice assess the potential of indirect sales channels to boost rail’s modal share
  • Fares & ticketing round-up
    Contactless payments trialled on Chiltern Railways

In Focus

  • Katzenberg cut-off
    Another milestone in the long-running Karlsruhe – Basel route modernisation programme


  • People: George takes over at Interfleet
  • Research & skills: Training academy to open in Brazil
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Publications
  • Diary


  • Better use of automation and communications systems could deliver better performance and a higher quality of service, suggests Oskar Stalder