June 2016 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.

Feature articles in the June 2016 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today.


  • Where there’s a will...


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


  • Eurostar heads north, Chinese railway debt spirals, situational awareness a factor in Amtrak 188 accident


  • Carrying coal to the sea
    The construction of a dedicated heavy haul railway across southern Malawi forms a key element in Vale’s plan to export coal from Mozambique’s Moatize coalfield through a new deep-water port near Nacala
  • Expansion beckons in East Africa
    The East African Community views rail as a key element in its long-term development policy. CPCS was commissioned to draw up a strategy to enhance and expand the network
  • Standard gauge line to open next year
    Little more than 30 months after the construction contract was awarded, Kenya’s 1435 mm gauge line between Mombasa and Nairobi is 75% complete
  • Gensets gain ground in Gabon
    US manufacturer Railserve has shipped six Dual Leaf genset locomotives to Gabonese concessionaire Setrag

Passenger rolling stock

  • Combining the best of local and global
    The first of 75 six-car EMUs being supplied and maintained by Bombardier under a PPP concession to renew and expand the South East Queensland suburban fleet arrived in Brisbane earlier this year
  • Emphasis on efficiency
    Technical innovation will help to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, according to speakers at the 43rd conference on Modern Rolling Stock, hosted by Technische Universität Graz in April

Onboard services

  • Keeping passengers entertained on the go
    Eurostar has introduced a novel entertainment, information and wi-fi platform on its new e320 trainsets which mitigates the demand for large-scale web streaming over mobile networks
  • Onboard services in focus
    Rocky Mountaineer orders Stadler dome cars, Japanese EMU for all seasons, DB selects Icomera for ICE wi-fi contract
  • Of rice and rails
    The provision of catering on Chinese trains is changing, reports Andrew Benton

In focus

  • A regional renaissance
    Underpinned by a substantial programme of infrastructure investment, Italy’s Piemonte region has developed an intensive suburban network based on a clear brand identity, clockface timetables and the use of social media
  • More collaboration and faster innovation
    The second European Rail Summit organised by the Railway Gazette Group took place in Brussels on April 27-28

Research & skills

  • Pesa plans R&D expansion, Rail Week seeks to bridge UK skills gap


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Viewpoint
    Luxembourg’s Minister of Infrastructure & Sustainable Development François Bausch explained the importance of the Fourth Railway Package at the European Rail Summit

Railway Gazette International is the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today.