November 2016 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.


  • Ride the digital wave in small steps


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


  • Turkmenistan’s ambition to become a central Asian transport hub, Private funding sought by Tazara, Wales seeks a different approach

In focus

  • North-south passenger service to launch next year
    Saudi Railway Co is taking delivery of a fleet of 200 km/h inter-city diesel trainsets from CAF

Latin America

  • Adding capacity on the Steel Railway
    Brazil’s MRS Logística has completed the installation of communications-based train control on its busy Steel Railway
  • Rehabilitation makes slow progress
    A series of contracts has been awarded in recent years for refurbishment of key rail corridors in Uruguay, but the lack of a clear long-term policy is limiting the use of the network, reports Marcelo Benoit
  • Suburban transformation in prospect
    The Buenos Aires suburban network is to be transformed over the next eight years through a US$14bn investment package

Training & skills

  • When do I put the brake on?
    Research now underway in Australia is looking at how drivers absorb and process route knowledge
  • Developing a railway of all the talents
    UIC is leading an international initiative aimed at overcoming barriers to attracting the best talent to the rail sector through ambassadorial work and fostering academic and professional exchanges
  • Reaching out and drawing them in
    Through an increasingly popular outreach programme, Arema is working to attract civil engineering students into the rail sector
  • App helps holistic approach to skills management
    An app for competency management that encompasses a focus on non-technical skills and human factors has been developed in the UK
  • Whole-life skills in focus in Widnes
    Alstom has begun construction of a multi-purpose factory and training academy near Liverpool

Bogies & wheelsets

  • Rolling into the future
    Wheelset manufacturers and railway engineers are gathering in Chengdu this month for the 18th International Wheelset Congress, taking place on November 7-11
  • Bogie test rig opens
    A bogie test facility has opened at the University of Huddersfield in the UK

InnoTrans 2016 review

  • InnoTrans 2016 attracts record audience
    More than 145000 trade visitors attended this year’s show in Berlin

Research & skills

  • Vocational qualification launched at Spanish rolling stock depot


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Publications
  • Diary


  • Remote condition monitoring opens up the potential to drive efficiency in the supply chain using experience from the aviation sector, argues Justin Southcombe

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