June 2017 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.


  • The changing face of freight


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

Exhibition Report

  • Rail meets logistics at Transport Logistic trade show in München


  • Examining Europe’s railway noise problem, pressure mounts to remodel New York Penn station, Sino-Thai rail projects creep forward

Track maintenance

  • BCS5 joins the high output programme
    Introduction of a seventh ‘factory train’ has completed the expansion of Network Rail’s high-output track renewals fleet, which is now responsible for the bulk of its track relaying and ballast cleaning work
  • In search of smart performance
    Plasser & Theurer is developing its track machine range to enhance productivity and reduce environmental impact
  • Making tracks to Münster
    More than 200 companies will be participating in the 27th IAF exhibition in Münster on May 30 to June 1
  • Integration across disciplines
    Vossloh will be displaying a range of infrastructure products and services at IAF 2017

Russia & Central Asia

  • Upgrades and new lines support freight expansion plans
    Despite some delays related to the country’s economic situation, Russian Railways continues to invest in upgrading and expansion projects, reports Toma Bacic
  • Sustaining a domestic industry
    The Russian government has introduced a stimulus programme aimed at supporting its rolling stock supply industry through tough economic conditions
  • Kars – Tbilisi link nears completion
    After many delays, the Kars – Tbilisi railway is on the point of completion, facilitating connections between Turkey and Central Asia

Depots & workshops

  • Rethinking depot design
    DB Engineering & Consulting assesses the evolution of rolling stock maintenance depots

In focus

  • Making the most of the tourist market
    With a new concession for long-distance passenger services due to start at the end of this year, Swiss Federal Railways is keen to build up business
  • Automation takes centre stage in metro upgrade programme
    CBTC is to be installed on Lyon metro Line D while Line B will be converted from manual to driverless operation
  • Concept trains seek customers
    Rolling stock suppliers showcase new products for the UK at Railtex show
  • Cruise trains set sail
    Two more of Japan’s national railway operators are launching luxury cruise trains

Research & skills

  • University launches rolling stock course in Poland, MTR Corp to support light rail in Jakarta


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Ralf Jahncke, President & CEO of consultancy TransCare, says the rail freight sector must embrace a radical change in its approach to technology if it is to grow modal share

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