January 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International.

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today.


  • The end of the beginning


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


  • DSB seeks to close ‘an unhappy chapter’ when it phases out IC4 DMUs, FRA reports uneven progress in Positive Train Control implementation, Moving the economy forward in Australia


  • Fourth Railway Package clears the last hurdle
    The European Parliament voted on December 14 to approve the final wording for the market pillar of the Fourth Railway Package. Murray Hughes reports from Brussels
  • Open access gains ground
    Inter-city open access passenger trains in Europe remain the exception rather than the rule, but new entrants established on busy corridors are spreading their wings. Murray Hughes investigates
  • A brighter future at night
    Austrian Federal Railways has bucked the European trend of shrinking night train services by growing its offering, launching six new routes on December 11 under the Nightjet brand. Long-Distance Passenger Director Kurt Bauer explains the operator’s strategy to Nick Kingsley
  • China targets an eastern gateway
    Work is about to get underway on a Chinese-backed upgrading of the Beograd – Budapest corridor, representing one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in eastern Europe

Track design

  • Matching ballastless track with bridge structures
    New codes and standards will make it possible to eliminate rail expansion devices for continuous welded rail on many long bridges, making the use of ballastless trackforms more economical for high speed lines in particular
  • Taking trams across the Rhein
    Novel expansion joints have been developed to help carry an extension of the Strasbourg light rail network over the River Rhein to the German town of Kehl

Ticketing & fare collection

  • Towards mobility as a service
    Train operators have yet to grasp the potential of a truly digitally enabled passenger experience, argues David Pitt of transaction technology specialist SilverRail

In focus

  • Myanma Railways moves from expansion to consolidation
    Faced with a dramatic drop in both traffic and revenue, Myanma Railways is concentrating on a few key investment projects as it seeks to consolidate its core network. Peter Janssen reports from Yangon

Research & skills

  • Joint research centre opens in Qingdao, Australian young professionals pitch innovation ideas


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Rail Supply Industry Watch
    The economic outlook for the next year is mixed, as the global economy is likely to suffer from the suspension of trade agreements and major political conflicts have not been resolved. We asked our panel of industry executives about their expectations for business in 2017

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