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Feature articles in the November 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine

11 Nov 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.


  • Transit in the age of Trump


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


  • Signs of hope on Portuguese investment, Mumbai crush raises network management questions, EU auditors concerned by lack of progress on ERTMS roll-out


  • The long road to Inland Rail 
     Construction is expected to get underway in early 2018 on the first section of a 1 700 km high-capacity rail freight corridor linking Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Brisbane hosts AusRail Plus 
     Around 5 000 visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates will be gathering in the Queensland capital for AusRail Plus on November 21-23
  • Low-cost train control enhances regional operations 
     Outsourcing the management of New South Wales’ regional branch lines to a private concessionaire has encouraged operational efficiencies, including the introduction of radio-based train control using public mobile phone networks

Signalling & train control

  • What does innovation really mean? 
     With the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers holding its Aspect international technical conference in Singapore this month, IRSE President Peter Symons reflects on the nature of innovation and the implications of change in the signalling and train control sector
  • Protecting crossings with ETCS Level 2 
     The roll-outs of ETCS Level 2 in the Netherlands and Denmark are taking different approaches to the activation and protection of level crossings

Data systems

  • Meeting Europe’s digital agenda 
      A forthcoming revision of the TSI on Telematics Applications for Passengers provides an opportunity for the rail sector to respond to the European Union’s digital agenda, but operators and infrastructure managers must become more willing to share data
  • Understanding train performance using data analysis 
     The health and performance of suburban EMUs operating on the UK’s Merseyrail network is being assessed by reviewing recorded monitoring data
  • Using data analytics to monitor turnout health 
     DB Netz is working with data specialist Konux to use multiple data sources and algorithmic processing tools to better understand the condition of turnouts. The partners believe this could yield significant progress in the implementation of predictive and prescriptive maintenance methods
  • Giving connectivity to commuters 
     GoMedia has introduced a commuter-focused information and entertainment portal for UK franchisee c2c

Research & skills

  • UK training hubs open, cybersecurity co-operation urged


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Conference Report
     Telematics, lightweight passenger vehicles and cybersecurity featured at the 44th conference on Modern Rolling Stock, held at Technische Universität Graz in September, reports Reinhard Christeller

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