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Feature articles in the July 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

01 Jul 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.


  • A question of timing


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


  • Last train to Le Tréport, timetable recast brings disruption across northern England, Tehran metro car order halted by sanctions


  • Financial crunch demands a change of course
    Indian Railways’ declining financial and commercial position runs counter to the government’s targets for increasing rail’s market share. Urgent reforms and streamlining are required, suggests Raghu Dayal
  • Reinventing the major stations
    Indian Railways has announced plans to modernise or redevelop 400 of its busiest stations, improving passenger facilities and creating opportunities for private investment
  • Greater Delhi’s economic enabler
    Ambitious plans are taking shape for an eight-route regional express rail network to serve the rapidlydeveloping National Capital Region
  • Enabling a low-cost speedup
    Trials on IR’s Northern Railway have confirmed the feasibility of running high horsepower electric locomotives in multiple to speed up long-distance passenger services

The whole-life train

  • Rekindling a spirit of research
    The Institute of Railway Research at Huddersfield University is playing a leading role in the newly formed UK Rail Research & Innovation Network. Prof Simon Iwnicki explains how the centre is reviving a spirit of collaborative innovation between academia and industry
  • Civity multiple-units are ready to roll
    The delivery of 98 Civity DMUs and EMUs for the UK’s Northern franchise will bring welcome relief for overcrowded routes in the north of England, boosting capacity and allowing older trains to be withdrawn
  • Graphene supercapacitor DMUs take shape
    CRRC Zhuzhou is building a fleet of inter-city trainsets for Malaysia’s KTMB which are fitted with graphene-based supercaps
  • Making an entrance
    The Class 345 EMUs now being delivered for London’s Elizabeth Line are among the first to feature IFE’s Generation 4 door system

In Focus

  • Building a sustainable business
    Eight years after being bought back from the private sector by the state government, TasRail is close to achieving financial self-sufficiency. New CEO Steven Dietrich and his predecessor Damien White explain to Chris Jackson how the railway has been turned around
  • ‘Made in Wales’ rail contract awarded
    Keolis and Amey have been awarded a contract to operate trains across Wales until 2033 in a landmark agreement which also includes transfer of infrastructure and development of a light rail line in Cardiff

Research & skills

  • Australian research hub opens, UIC alliance promotes high speed rail


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Advances in technology bring opportunities for a more decentralised approach to railway command and control systems, argues European Agency for Railways Director Josef Doppelbauer

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