November 2015 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.


  • PTC standoff goes to the wire


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


  • South Africa considers a change of gauge, Tianjin high speed hub completed, Fourth Railway Package political pillar moves forward


  • The future lies in cab signalling
    Australia’s four biggest cities are looking to advanced train control to boost the capacity and performance of their rail networks
  • Balancing investment to boost capacity
    Traffic on the Western Australian network has more than doubled since it was transferred to private management, Brookfield Rail CEO Paul Larsen tells Chris Jackson
  • Keep carrying the cane
    The 610 mm gauge sugar cane railways in Queensland carry more than 36 million tonnes a year in an intensely concentrated season
  • Queensland Rail adopts advanced power conversion
    The power supply on Brisbane’s suburban network is being strengthened
  • Doing it smarter in Melbourne
    The Australasian industry gathers in Victoria on November 24-26 for AusRail Plus 2015

Passenger rolling stock

  • Enter the Aventra
    Bombardier Transportation explains the philosophy behind its Aventra EMU design for the UK market
  • In the line of fire
    Pan-European fire safety standards for new rail vehicles come into force from next March
  • The clean air challenge
    The need to control contradictory risk factors is driving uptake of fully-synthetic panel filters in HVAC systems for passenger trains
  • Class E353 enters traffic
    A pre-series tilting EMU to operate Azusa services on the Chuo Main Line between Tokyo and Nagano has been unveiled by East Japan Railway

Seating & interiors

  • Innovation round-up
    Injection moulding shapes monorail seats, first class TGV seat offers a ‘bubble of well-being’, Translink NI Railways to refurbish Belfast – Dublin trainsets

In focus

  • French coach deregulation poses another threat to rail
    Legislation lifting restrictions on long-distance coach services threatens to take more traffic from SNCF’s passenger business
  • An open and transparent market
    Steady growth, firm profitability and a liberalised environment make the Scandinavian rail market an attractive prospect for both international and domestic suppliers, according to a new study

Research & skills

    Kamkor Locomotive staff visit Knorr-Bremse, UK and China plan joint high speed research


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Viewpoint
    Nick Brooks advocates a licensing approach that would allow the open access model to replace franchising on Britain’s inter-city routes

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