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Feature articles in the March 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

01 Mar 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.


  • Throwing down the gauntlet


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


  • Reform on the agenda in France as infrastructure strategy focuses on capacity, 2019 US budget includes cuts to Amtrak funding, Eurostar heads to Amsterdam

Understanding your assets

  • Improving risk management for infrastructure managers 
    A decision support tool for European infrastructure managers has been on trial in Ireland
  • Instrumented revenue vehicles drive track maintenance efficiencies 
    Continuous monitoring of track condition and vehicle dynamic behaviour using instrumented revenue vehicles provides regular and rapid identification of track and operating problems
  • Breaking down the barriers between data silos 
    By separating business rules from data processing, ontologies facilitate the automated sharing of data between different IT platforms and enable the integration of asset and operations management systems
  • Dynamic clearance analysis paves way for automated fleet 
    High-precision 3D measurement of the Glasgow Subway network has formed the basis for accurate clearance simulation ahead of the introduction of Stadler rolling stock

Southeast Asia

  • Double-tracking supports SRT recovery 
    State Railway of Thailand has launched a programme of track doubling on busy sections of its metre gauge network, as SRT Deputy Governor Voravuth Mala explains to Peter Janssen
  • Developing a cross-country corridor 
    A Chinese-funded project to build an east-west railway across Malaysia is making progress

Ticketing & fare collection

  • Next-generation mobility tools on show 
    The IT-Trans trade show in Karlsruhe on March 6-8 focuses on smart ticketing, back office support tools and emerging multimodal technology

In Focus

  • Freight rail on the rebound 
    North America’s seven Class I freight railroads are planning to invest around US$14bn in capital projects this year
  • Flytoget fleet ready to roll 
    A fleet of 245 km/h trains for Oslo’s Airport Express service is nearing completion in Spain
  • Fostering links across the Gulf 
    Policymakers, suppliers and operators will be among the delegates attending Middle East Rail in Dubai this month

Research & skills

  • Gauteng welding school opens, Infrabel starts work on national training academy


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Gareth Dennis sounds a note of caution about the technical and commercial hurdles facing the Hyperloop concept

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