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Feature articles in the November 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

07 Nov 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.



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


  • ‘Playing poker’ with Rail Baltica, Prasa avoids regulatory shutdown amid spiralling safety crisis, Germany plans massive rail capacity enhancement programme

Information & data systems

  • SNCF’s deep dive into digital
    SNCF is now three years into the roll-out of its digital strategy, doubling annual spending as it looks to the power of data to stay ahead in a liberalising market. Jean-Paul Masse reports
  • Making the journey go faster
    Providing media content to passengers using a cached server can avoid the limitations of data transmission to a moving vehicle, while meeting growing demand for onboard entertainment
  • Building a high-performance digital network
    Digitalisation and the demand for real-time connectivity are increasing the volume of data that needs to be handled on modern trains. This in turn is driving developments in the area of network cabling and inter-car connections
  • Enhancing the driver’s interface
    Greater use of touch-screen technology is helping to simplify the layout of drivers’ desks, providing an intuitive and easy-to-handle interface for essential control and operational tasks

Latin America

  • Seismic in Santiago
    The track design for two metro lines now entering service in the Chilean capital must account for the heightened risk of earthquakes in the city
  • Pulp production plan spurs rail PPP
    A complex PPP deal is taking shape which could lead to a wholesale modernisation of part of Uruguay’s principal north-south main line. Christian Scasso reports

InnoTrans review

  • Innovations across the board make for another record-breaker
    We present a selection of highlights from this year’s InnoTrans exhibition, which once again attracted a record number of visitors

In Focus

  • Charge of the battery brigade
    Battery development and rapid charging technology are opening up the prospects for greater use of hybrid EMUs as a cleaner alternative to diesel traction. Chris Jackson investigates
  • Rhätische Bahn looks to the future
    A major programme of infrastructure and rolling stock investment is transforming the metre-gauge Rhätische Bahn network, as Managing Director Renato Fasciati explains to Toma Bačić
  • Appenzell modernisation nears completion
    Opening of the new Ruckhalde tunnel will allow Appenzeller Bahnen to expand its services around St Gallen

Research & skills

  • Australian polymer sleeper partnership, Shift2Rail 2018 grants awarded


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • ‘Why can’t I drive the train?’ ask youngsters during the UK’s Rail Week. Lucy Prior reports

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