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Feature articles in the January 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

14 Jan 2018

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.


  • Rise of the money makers


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


  • Privatisation prospects emerge in Vietnam, UK government unveils a strategic vision for rail, Chinese influence in eastern Europe causes concern for European policymakers

European policy

  • Strengthening rail’s role in the transport mix 
     Appointed in October as Director of Land Transport at the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move, Elisabeth Werner gave her first keynote address to the rail sector at the European Rail Summit in Brussels on November 7
  • Brexit and the Fourth Railway Package 
      Whatever the outcome of the negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union, Britain’s railways will continue to work closely with their counterparts in the Single European Railway Area, RDG’s Laura Wright told the European Rail Summit
  • Rail Baltica: a true cross-border European project 
     Land acquisition for the 1 435 mm gauge Rail Baltica project is getting underway in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, foreshadowing a start of operations in 2026


  • Quietly under London 
    Requirements for rapid installation, easy maintainability and minimal transmission of noise and vibrations led to five different trackforms being used on the Crossrail project in London.
  • High performance miller joins the Vossloh fleet 
      Vossloh is expanding its fleet of in-house equipment used for contract maintenance across Europe.
  • Sharing data is a top priority 
      Digitisation and the use of data has the potential to transform understanding of both assets and operations across the wheel-rail divide. But a more transparent industry culture will be key to achieving this vision, argues Oliver Kraft of Voestalpine

In Focus

  • An exciting time ahead 
       Digitisation, A$100bn of infrastructure investment and safety regulation were among the big talking points at the AusRail Plus 2017 conference in Brisbane, reports John Kirk

Research & skills

  • London Underground uses a specialist training centre to develop in-house welding skills, Transport Canada seeks to combat crew fatigue


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Rail Supply Industry Watch
      With global economic growth for 2018 projected at 3·7%, business sentiment in the railway supply industry remains bullish, despite political uncertainties in different regions

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