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Feature articles in the October 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

06 Oct 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.


  • Lutz on the tightrope


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


  • French industry outlines autonomous trains programme, Canadian government to support Hudson Bay rebuilding, Dutch network running out of capacity

Traction technology

  • Assessing the future of the diesel engine
    With the rail sector under pressure to ditch diesel, we asked engine and powertrain suppliers to assess the outlook for traction technology as alternative fuels gain ground. Nick Kingsley investigates
  • Charger builds on initial success
    First developed for US inter-city passenger applications, the Siemens Charger diesel locomotive has also found a role in commuter service, and can now be found as far apart as Washington state and Florida. Dave Lustig reports

Southeast Europe

  • Modernisation sparks traffic growth at GySEV
    Electrification and route upgrades have helped cross-border operator GySEV to build up both freight and passenger traffic. Benjámin Zelki reports
  • Marmaray completion in sight at last
    Five years after trains started running through a tunnel beneath the Bosporus strait in Istanbul, the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor is approaching completion after a much-delayed modernisation of existing railways on both sides of the water
  • Tunnel breakthrough marks Koralmbahn milestone
    Due to be completed by the end of 2025, the Koralmbahn project to develop a high capacity rail link between Graz and Klagenfurt will reshape the rail network in southern Austria. Toma Bačić investigates
  • Competition and investment drive business revival
    Infrastructure investment is running at record levels as Croatia seeks to make up for half a century of underspending; competition has brought a welcome increase in rail freight, but problems remain in the passenger sector

In Focus

  • Time for action
    As Portugal recovers from a decade of macroeconomic austerity, more work is needed to address chronic fleet availability problems and declining asset condition as demand for rail continues to grow. Andre Pires reports
  • Expanding the Saudi network
    Saudi Railway Company Chief Executive Officer Dr Bashar AlMalik outlines the status of major rail projects that include revival of the landbridge and a long-term Master Plan
  • King opens Haramain high speed line
    King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia formally inaugurated the Haramain High Speed Railway linking Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah on September 25

Research & skills

  • Infrabel launches biggest-ever recruitment campaign, HS2 skills strategy


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


  • Rolling stock group Transmashholding is now investing in local partners around the world, explains TMH International President Hans Schabert

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