October 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International


  • Be bold to connect our cities


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


  • A vision for regional growth
  • HS2: turning vision into reality
  • Fyra fight rages on
  • All about connectivity
  • Argentina putting the state in charge
  • Germany rethinking the price of energy
  • Doomsday scenario
  • Tram salesmen on the road in India


  • A ‘healthy DSB’ is our goal
    DSB Chief Executive Jesper Løk explains to Chris Jackson how the operator is looking to seize the considerable growth opportunities ahead

  • High-capacity artery at the heart of a busy network
    The New Line København - Ringsted will be Denmark’s first route designed for operation at up to 250 km/h, writes Jan Schneider-Tilli, Project Director at Banedanmark

  • Put winter design ahead of winterisation
    Sweden’s SJ and Bombardier Transportation have sought to include lessons from the Gröna Tåget research programme into the winter design of the Regina Alfa inter-city EMU, say Bombardier Transportation Sweden Managing Director Klas Wåhlberg and R&D Director Henrik Tengstrand
  • Industry gathers for 10th Nordic Rail
    The Scandinavian railway supply industry meets in Jönköping on October 8-10

Track design

  • Cutting costs with a ballastless trackform
    Work is underway in France to develop a ‘competitive’ design of slab track which could be installed as quickly as ballasted track, at a lower cost than existing designs. Caroline Masson, Project Manager, Civil Works R&D, Alstom Transport explains.
  • Supporting high speeds on ballasted track
    Vossloh is supplying turnouts and fastenings for the Tours – Bordeaux high speed line in France, where ballasted track is being designed to support speeds in excess of 300 km/h. Freddy Sudol, Regional Sales Director, Vossloh Cogifer and Mohammed Maatallaoui, Sales Director, Africa & France, Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH, provide more details

In focus

  • Raising capacity in the Ayalon corridor
    Dr Thorsten Büker, Managing Director, VIA Consulting & Development and Alex Dubov, Head of Signalling Development, Israel Railways explain how Israel Railways has adopted a three-phased approach to raising the peak capacity on Tel Aviv’s cross-city corridor from 10 to 14 trains each way per hour
  • Triumphant trams transform Tours
    Celebrations marked the inauguration of light rail Line A in Tours. Chris Jackson reports from the Loire Valley


  • People
  • Research & skills
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Publications
  • Diary


  • Railways should be realistic about not pushing their networks to the limit if they are to meet their customers’ expectations, believes Martin Shrubsole

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