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Feature articles in the August 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International

02 Aug 2013

Comment

  • Learning to live with competition

News

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

Analysis

  • Derailment triggered by loose fishplate
  • UIC approves standardisation strategy
  • DB must separate, says report
  • What price safety?
  • Suppliers need an open market

China & Southeast Asia

  • Squaring the triangle
    Two more Passenger-Dedicated Lines in China's Yangtse River Delta region opened for revenue service on July 1, reports Andrew Benton
  • Taiwan Railway Administration invests as ridership grows
    Investment in infrastructure and rolling stock is increasing ridership on Taiwan's 1067 mm gauge network, while THSRC launches the next stage of development of its north-south high speed line, reports Andrew Benton
  • 'We have one focus'
    Developing a local ATP system and the introduction of longer, heavier freight trains are priorities for Indonesia's national operator PT KAI, Ahmad Najib tells Nick Kingsley
  • Opportunity beckons on coal island
    Proposals are on the table for a number of standard gauge heavy haul lines to complement PT KAI's three disparate networks. Nick Kingsley reports from Jakarta
  • Russian Railways eyes Borneo prospects
    Borneo is going through a coal mining boom, and pressure is growing for railway development
  • Myanma Railways eyes a 10 000 km network
    Myanma Railways has completed more than 2000 km of new railway in the past decade, with many more projects underway and proposals taking shape for a standard gauge corridor to China. Dieter Hettler reports
  • Rail spend underpins regional growth goal
    Plans for a four-line high speed network in Thailand's 2tr baht infrastructure programme should not overshadow investment in the existing railway. Michael Mackey reports from Bangkok
  • Tracking trains the smart way
    Bastian Dittbrenner and Armin Emde of IVU Traffic Technologies explain how Vietnamese national railway DSVN is updating its train supervision, fleet management and passenger information systems

Passenger rolling stock

  • Stuttgart updates its fleet
    The latest ET430 EMUs mark a further evolution in DB Regio's family of S-Bahn trainsets, explains Dr Harry Hondius
  • 'The most beautiful train in the world'
    The first of 50 Frecciarossa 1000 trainsets being built for Trenitalia was presented at Bombardier's Italian rolling stock plant on July 3, Chris Jackson reports from Vado Ligure
  • Crash energy management
    Multi-dimensional simulation tools could help to reduce the cost of incorporating tighter crashworthiness standards into rolling stock procurement, explains Dr Terry Williams, Engineering Director at Oleo International

Workshops & maintenance depots

  • VolkerFitzpatrick is to design, build and commission two Thameslink depots
  • HYT Engineering wins its largest lathe order
  • Canadian wagon depot opened
  • Indian workshop modernised

Research & skills

  • Researching attitudes to ticketing
  • MTR Corp recruiting a cast of thousands
  • DB mentoring programme

Forum

  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Publications
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Diary

Viewpoint

  • Integrating mining and port logistics with rail operations has helped Aurizon to drive efficiencies in the Central Queensland coal network, says Michael Carter, Executive Vice-President of Aurizon Network

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