October 2015 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.


  • Time to rise above the hot air


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


  • Locomotives take the lead in Shcherbinka show, Beijing plans a suburban network, Scotland debates its high speed vision

north america

  • Return of the inter-city train
    Preparations are well in hand for the launch of All Aboard Florida, a privately-funded project to operate inter-city passenger services along the east coast of the state between Miami and Orlando
  • Helping the oil to flow
    Canadian Pacific has been steadily progressing a programme of upgrading works to improve both capacity and operational fluidity for oil trains. David Lustig investigates
  • Lakeshore Unlimited: unlocking the potential of GO Transit
    Metrolinx is embarking on a radical C$13·5bn enhancement of the GO Transit commuter rail network which would create an intensive all-day electric suburban railway for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
  • Optimising traffic flows with a hub-and-spoke model
    North American railroads are starting to develop hub-and-spoke intermodal networks to serve smaller flows, adopting a distribution model which has become common in the maritime and aviation sectors
  • Maintaining switches in short windows
    Vossloh Rail Services is targeting the Class I railroads with a portable grinding machine designed to enable switch maintenance in very short possessions

Regional railways

  • Rebuilding business on an inter-regional corridor
    Jörg Ostwald of Swiss Federal Railways’ Passenger Department briefs Murray Hughes on the project to upgrade and relaunch the Zürich – München service
  • The long haul back
    A US$3·4bn public-private partnership is intended to revive the 478 km Main Line South between Manila and Legaspi in the Philippines
  • Going up in style
    Japan’s steepest mountain railway has put a pair of new Series 3000 EMUs into service. Akihiro Nakamura reports


  • A Scandinavian rendezvous
    The region’s railway industry meets for the Nordic Rail trade show in Jönköping on October 6-8

In focus

  • New Street revitalised
    One of Britain’s busiest hubs, a £750m refurbishment of the main station in Birmingham was opened on September 20
  • An overload of ideas
    Two expert committees have put forward recommendations for the reform of Indian Railways

Research & skills


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary

Rail Supply Industry Watch

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