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Feature articles in the December 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

25 Dec 2017

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.


  • From mitigation to adaptation


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


  • Switzerland unveils 2035 investment vision, Singapore ends free travel trial, NTSB finds safety lapses at Amtrak


  • Sprinting from München to Berlin 
    Opening of the Erfurt – Ebensfeld high speed line this month will cut the fastest München – Berlin timings to under 4 h, with the aim of doubling rail’s market share on the route


  • Learning lessons from Tokyo’s urban railways 
    International financial institutions are learning about the operation and maintenance of railways in Tokyo, where land values rise with the progress of railway investment projects
  • Hamamatsu revamp keeps Tokaido Shinkansen fleet fit 
    Central Japan Railway has completed a programme to refurbish the principal workshop for the Tokaido Shinkansen
  • From N700 to N700S 
    JR Central’s N700S prototype will continue the evolution of the N700 family of trainsets operating on the Tokaido Shinkansen
  • Chuo Shinkansen construction plans updated 
    The second part of the construction implementation plan for the Chuo Shinkansen maglev line has been approved
  • A challenging journey completed 
    Due to open in 2018, the final extension to Zhongli of the automated rail link between Taipei and Taoyuan International Airport will complete a project that has been more than two decades in the making

Regional railways

  • Expanding rail’s reach in the Dolomites 
    More than a decade after trains returned to the regional network around Bolzano in northern Italy, a number of expansion schemes are being taken forward to keep pace with surging demand
  • Closing the cross-border gaps 
    Regional rail connections between Germany and Poland are slowly being enhanced


  • Tracking the impact of low-noise brakes 
    Greater use of low-noise brake blocks is changing the wear patterns on freight wagon wheels, requiring more frequent measurement to ensure reliable operation

In Focus

  • An 'app store' for the railway 
    Siemens has opened a Data Applications & Analytics Centre at Georgia Institute of Technology as part of its efforts to offer more advanced data tools to railways and transport operators across North America

Research & skills

  • Shift2Rail plans updated, SurferLab opens in Valenciennes


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • China – Europe – China rail freight has attracted the attention of customers, with past doubts about speed, punctuality and security largely eliminated. But more work is needed to ensure that Eurasian rail freight can withstand competitive threats, believes GETO President Hans Reinhard

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