April 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.


  • Goodbye Ministry of Railways, hello China Railways Corp


  • Main line
  • Urban rail
  • Innovations
  • Industry


  • Indian Railways: alive, but not kicking
  • GSM-R progress in Britain
  • A vision for rail in 2050

Signalling & train control

  • ETCS or CBTC on cross-city links?
    Promoters of cross-city rail links must choose between metro and main line train control technologies. A study by the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers looks at the factors that may influence this decision
  • PTC making slow progress
    US railroads are struggling to meet the deadline of December 31 2015 for network-wide implementation of Positive Train Control
  • Modernising Java’s northern main line
    Local contractor PT Len Railway Systems is resignalling several sections of the Jakarta – Surabaya main line in Indonesia
  • MOB takes control
    A low-cost signalling system using standard industrial automation processor modules is being installed on Switzerland’s Montreux – Oberland Bernois Railway
  • A logical development
    ProRail and Movares have introduced a SIL 4 interlocking which uses programmable logic controllers developed for the chemical industry

Great Britain

  • Feast and famine continues
    With a third hiatus in rolling stock orders now looming, Roger Ford explains how turbulence still stalks the train procurement market 20 years on from privatisation
  • Japanese experience underpins HS2 vision
    HS2 Ltd Technical Director Prof Andrew McNaughton outlines how the UK’s emerging high speed network is taking design inspiration from elsewhere

Railtex - innovation on display

  • Around 9000 visitors are expected to attend the Railtex exhibition in London on April 30 to May 2


  • People
  • Research & skills
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Publications
  • Diary


  • Radical reform of Poland’s railways could bring a more commercial approach to investment and train operations, argues Andrew Goltz

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