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Feature articles in the July 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International

06 Jul 2019

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.


  • Time to defend high speed rail


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


  • SBB defends its long-distance passenger concession, NTSB says multiple failings led to fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment, regulatory changes affecting other modes could have significiant implications for Eurasian rail freight flows

High Speed

  • China powers ahead as new entrants clock in
    China has outstripped all its competitors with the fastest trains attaining start-to-stop averages well over 300 km/h, according to our biennial World Speed Survey
  • Alfa-X starts three-year test programme
    East Japan Railway has begun testing its experimental Alfa-X Shinkansen trainset which is intended as the forerunner of a fleet of trains designed to link Tokyo and Sapporo when the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens in 2030
  • Speeding through the south
    Studies have been completed for a 350 km/h high speed line serving the 500 km Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysuru corridor, which could open in phases between 2028 and 2038
  • From high speed to green mobility
    Shifting environmental policy and economic concerns are raising questions about the future development of high speed rail, believes Niko Warbanoff, Chairman of DB Engineering & Consulting

Middle East

  • Etihad Rail regains momentum
    With the award of the first contracts for Stage Two, development of the UAE’s nascent rail network is getting back on track following a pause for reflection. Chris Jackson investigates
  • A SMaRT approach to sand mitigation
    The Horizon 2020 backed SMaRT research project is bringing together academics and suppliers to develop innovative sand mitigation measures based on the latest understanding of fluid mechanics, wind engineering and geomorphology

In Focus

  • Engineering a global footprint
    From Serbia to India and Cuba to Vietnam, Russian Railways’ subsidiary RZD International is building a growing business in engineering consultancy and project management, as First Deputy Director Mansurbek Sultanov explains to Toma Bačić
  • Riding a wave of innovation
    Digitalisation, automation and future skills were the centre of discussion at the 45th Modern Rolling Stock conference. Reinhard Christeller reports from Graz

Research & skills

  • Shift2Rail study backs hydrogen technology, UK light rail safety board established


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Increased computing power and the growth of digital technology provide an opportunity for a fundamental rethink of railway safety and train control processes, believes Derel Wust of telecoms company 4Tel

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