READERS may now purchase the 2005 edition of our industry reference work Railway Directory, compiled and edited by Chris Bushell.

The 110th edition of Railway Directory provides up-to-date information and contact details for the world’s railway operators. The city railways section lists metro, light rail and tram networks, while statutory bodies such as ministries of transport have their own listing. Another section covers associations, learned institutions and research organisations.

A buyer’s guide by product category is the key to finding nearly 1700 suppliers of equipment and services. Among new colour maps to be added in this edition are the complex networks in Tokyo and Seoul, drawn by our cartographer Andy Hellawell.

Railway Directory is also available on-line at, with an update at least every month. To obtain copies of the book or to purchase access to the on-line version, contact our distributor:

ESCO Business Services

Tel: +44 1371 810433

Fax: +44 1371 811065