April 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine


  • Making the most of freight capacity


  • Main Line
  • Urban Rail
  • Market
  • Industry
  • Innovations
  • Pointers


  • Mixed messages in Brussels
  • Turkish localisation drive takes off
  • If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

Signalling & train control

  • Master Plan targets 2022
    Work is well underway on a comprehensive programme to equip the entire Belgian network with ETCS in little more than a decade, driven by the need to raise capacity and improve safety while lowering costs
  • Sharing knowledge across borders
    The ERTMS Users Group has played a key role supporting Europe’s infrastructure managers in the development and roll-out of ETCS, Managing Director Michel Ruesen explains
  • The right tools in the right markets
    A communications backbone and decentralised architecture offer significant savings in the cost of train control technology, Siemens Rail Automation CEO Jürgen Brandes tells Chris Jackson


  • NTV weathers the recession
    Two years after its entry into the Italian high speed market, NTV is looking to build on its 20% market share, as Giuseppe Bonollo explains to Murray Hughes
  • Harnessing innovation to improve performance
    RFI has introduced a variety of tools over the past two decades to improve the condition and capability of the national rail network, but these need to be integrated and managed effectively in order to maximise the benefits
  • Optimising planning on regional railways
    Trenitalia has worked with IVU to introduce resource management software which has significantly accelerated the planning process for staff and rolling stock at its regional passenger business
  • Taking care of the heart of a turnout
    Collaborative research has supported the development of an automated plant to repair work-hardened turnout crossings made from austenitic manganese steel
  • Expo Ferroviaria preview
    Now in its 10th year, Expo Ferroviaria takes place in Torino on April 1-3

In focus

  • On the cusp of change
    With final bids expected shortly for the sale of Greece’s state-owned operator, TrainOSE is embarking on an innovative intermodal project which offers the prospect of significant freight growth. Chris Jackson reports from Athens

Research & skills


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Rail Supply Industry Watch
    We asked a panel of senior executives what steps would help to accelerate the deployment of ERTMS and ETCS as a means to improve interoperability in Europe

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