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Feature articles in the September 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

04 Sep 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.


  • Off the wire


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


  • Extended freight railway concessions planned in Brazil, a ‘summer of hell’ on the New York Subway, track access charges cut to stimulate freight in Germany

North America

  • Railway Interchange returns to Indiana
    The biennial Railway Interchange exhibition and conference takes place in Indianapolis on September 17 – 20
  • Being realistic about regional inter-city trains
    David Burns assesses the potential and considers the hurdles to be surmounted for enhancing regional inter-city passenger services in the USA
  • A marriage under scrutiny
    CSX President & CEO E Hunter Harrison has moved swiftly to implement his Precision Scheduled Railroading concept, generating mixed reactions
  • Pursuing diversity in a global market
    As a supplier of new and rebuilt locomotives, National Railway Equipment Co must cope with a roller-coaster ride in a constantly changing market, its President Steven Beal explains to David Lustig
  • Tren Interurbano countdown begins
    With test trains now running on the first section of the Mexico City – Toluca line, the railway is expected to open for revenue service in mid-2018

Resilient Infrastructure

  • Apps support welding as digital worksite emerges
    Track welding is one area where a digital workflow is being implemented to improve the consistency and reliability of maintenance and renewals
  • High speed in a cold climate
    Getzner has developed a baseplate pad for slab track to support expansion of the Chinese high speed network into the cold northern regions of the country

In Focus

  • Work to start next year on Moscow – Kazan high speed line
    Alexander Misharin, First Vice-President of Russian Railways, outlines plans for the country’s first dedicated high speed railway
  • SNCB seeks a clear direction
    The government is currently finalising a new five-year contract with national operator SNCB and infrastructure manager Infrabel, yet there is no strategic vision about rail’s role in the wider transport mix
  • Understanding punctuality better
    A survey has investigated the precision of punctuality measures, and whether current methodology could be modified to give a statistical basis which better reflects the passenger experience
  • Industry prepares for Trako
    Poland’s biennial trade fair takes place in Gdansk this month

Research & skills

  • Lightweight bogie research in Huddersfield, training partnership to support a cooler ride in Phoenix


  • People
  • Dieter
  • Sidetrack
  • Diary


    GB Railfreight Managing Director John Smith argues that the UK should follow Germany’s example by cutting track access charges for freight operators

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