June 2015 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.

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.


  • A corridor in crisis


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


  • Tighter rules for tank cars agreed
  • FS urges reciprocity in market opening across Europe
  • Government backs shale shipments in Argentina

Heavy haul freight

  • IHHA returns to its roots
    The 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference takes place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 21 - 24
  • AutoHaul pushes ahead as ore prices slump
    Rio Tinto is continuing work on its ambitious automation programme despite the difficult market conditions. John Kirk investigates
  • A turbulent market
    The end of Australia’s mining boom is having a severe impact on the country’s heavy haul railways
  • Carving a successful niche
    With a focus on heavy ore and coal traffic, Poland’s PKP LHS broad gauge railway has been growing volumes steadily over recent years and significant investment in infrastructure and rolling stock is ongoing


  • Consultants assess Gautrain extensions
    Aligned with the 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan for Gauteng province, a feasibility study looks set to recommend expansion of the Gautrain network
  • Evolution drives economic development
    GE Transportation’s partnership with Transnet is enabling the renewal of the operator’s locomotive fleet and laying the foundations for a regional export business
  • Locomotives for all conditions
    EMD is focusing on emerging economies in Africa, with new loco fleets now being delivered to railways in Tanzania and the Congo Republic

In focus

  • Shooting ahead of the clay
    Energy efficiency was one of many research themes to be explored at the recent Stephenson Conference in London. Chris Jackson reports
  • In search of an operator
    With planning underway and contractors shortlisted to build the first phase of a proposed national network, Oman Rail is starting the process to find a long-term operating partner
  • Catenary-free Avenio on test
    A combination of onboard energy storage and overhead conductors will power the low-floor cars for Doha’s Education City light rail line


  • Smile in the city
    The International Public Transport Association’s World Congress brings the urban rail community together in Milano on June 8-10

Research & skills

  • ‘Lighthouse’ research projects launched as Shift2Rail initiative takes shape


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Viewpoint
    Risk reduction and confidential reporting programmes work best when the legal framework encourages co-operation and facilitates an ‘all-in‘ approach, where management, employees and unions are all committed to success, believes Kevin Sheys

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