Feature Alert

January & February 2015

Get your 2015 marketing campaign off to a flying start with the January and February issues of IRJ, which as always will be packed with exclusive features and content not available anywhere else.


France: IRJ travels to Paris to find out what's next for rail in France following reforms to French National Railways (SNCF), which will come into force from January 1. We consider the current status and future of French regional and high-speed passenger services.

Put your company in front of 457 railway decision makers in France, the world's fifth largest rail market,** with an ad in IRJ this January*

Extreme environments: Railway suppliers and operators are increasingly expected to provide the same high-levels of performance in some of the most inhospitable locations on earth. We look at innovative solutions developed for track in Saudi Arabia and locomotives working in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates.

Smarter railways: train control: In a new section highlighting the latest technologies that are delivering smarter railway infrastructure, we look at the latest developments in CBTC, including upgrades to the Silom Line in Bangkok.

• 95% of IRJ's readership actively requests to receive the magazine every month.*

Closing date for the January issue: December 11 2014
Ad copy date: December 13


Asia: IRJ speaks exclusively to JR East in Japan about its latest undertakings, and visits the Hokuriku Shinkansen which is set to open in March. We also report from Malaysia about the rapidly expanding metro network in Kuala Lumpur, speaking to the key players involved in this ambitious project.

IRJ is already read by 1643 railway professionals in Asia* and they want to know who you are. Don't miss the chance to reach them at the start of 2015

Infrastructure: project management: Melbourne's Regional Rail Link is on course for completion in 2016, and we look in-depth at how this project got off on the ground and has met various deadlines along the way. We also look at an aerial mapping tool developed by Atkins for London Underground.

Smarter railways: eco-friendly technology: Our Smarter Railways theme continues with a look at the latest sustainable solutions which are helping railways reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption. We report on DB Schenker's use of stop-start technology on its locomotives in Britain.

IRJ: keeping the railway world up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies

Extra distribution:

• Asia Pacific Rail Conference & Exhibition, February 2-5, Hong Kong, China

Closing date for the February issue: January 15
Ad copy date: January 17

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IRJ is the first choice for news and features on the latest developments in the international railway industry for 10,516 railway professionals and decision makers in 129 countries every month. Put your company's products and services in front of the people who really matter.

* Data retrieved from Verified Audit Circulation's audit of International Railway Journal's May 2013 issue and average of the first six issues of 2013.

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• 54% have discussed an article with at least one colleague

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To advertise in International Railway Journal, call +44 1444 416368 or contact Steve Barnes sb@railjournal.co.uk or Louise Cooper lc@railjournal.co.uk
For editorial enquiries, contact David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, on +44 1326 313945, email: db@railjournal.co.uk

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High speed rail is continuing to reach new areas across the world. We have the latest on India’s plans for high-speed and the start of operations on Austria’s Vienna - St Pölten line. We also report on SNCF’s new no-frills TGV service.

IRJ is your partner to high-speed success

Heavy haul railways are pushing the boundaries of technology and spurring new innovations. Ahead of February’s International Heavy Haul Association conference in Delhi, we examine the latest developments in Canada, and the rush to extract Africa’s mineral wealth.

IRJ: reaching heavy weight champions across the world

New train maintenance practices are helping operators to do more with less. We look at two of the latest systems.

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The abundance of rail projects taking place across the Middle East and North Africa has established the region as a one of the world’s most dynamic markets. We report on the latest developments in Jordan and Iran, and the opening of a new light railway in Casablanca.

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We take a look at rapid transit projects in Stockholm and Milan, and the most efficient forms of electric traction.

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We will also feature some of the latest innovations in track technology.

IRJ putting you on track to a prosperous 2013

Extra distribution

IHHA Conference, February 4-6, Delhi, India