Feature Alert

May 2014

Railways around the world are investing in new technologies, products and services. But do they know what your company has to offer? Don't miss your chance to demonstrate your expertise and capabilities to the railway world through an advertisement in the May issue of IRJ.

Britain: Network Rail is currently investing substantially in a national electrification programme. We report on its progress. We also take a closer look at the Thameslink project which is on course to conclude in December 2018.

• With 1030 monthly readers*, IRJ reaches all the big decision makers in Britain, the world's eighth largest railway market.**

Heavy-haul freight: IRJ reports from South Africa on Transnet Freight Rail's work to increase capacity for coal, iron ore and general freight on its key Richards Bay corridor. We also feature the latest research from Amsted on combating vertical rim wheel failures in North America, and consider the land rights issues facing developers of heavy-haul infrastructure in East Africa.

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

Track technology & maintenance: We take an in-depth look at a new turnout design developed in the Netherlands which has the potential to improve winter operations. We also feature a new technique to measure wheel-rail forces, which accounts for safety and vehicle behaviour.

Over 1000 of IRJ's readers work in track-related civil engineering.*

Extra distribution:

• Middle East Rail Opportunities Summit & Conference, May 5-6, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Infrarail Exhibition, May 20-22, London, Britain

Closing date for the May issue: April 16

Ad copy date:April 18

IRJ – the magazine rail professionals choose to read

Don't restrict your advertising to a single market in 2014, take your products and services to the railway world with IRJ

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.

**Data from SCI Verkehr World Railway Market study 2012

These important industry players value IRJ's content and insight; 95% of IRJ's readership actively requests the magazine every month. This compares with just 19% for our nearest competitor.

By advertising with IRJ you can put your company's products and services in front of the people who really matter and open up new opportunities for your business.

According to our 2012 reader survey:

• 57% of IRJ's readers have visited a manufacturer's website after seeing an advertisement or reading an article in IRJ

• 60% pass their copy of IRJ on to two or more colleagues

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

• 78% rank the magazine as very useful or extremely useful

Our numbers speak for themselves and cannot be matched. Why take the risk of going elsewhere?

IRJ. The industry's leading news source, in print and online

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

Advertising in a recession will:

  • help to boost sales and market share
  • push your company ahead of your more cautious competitors
  • portray the image of corporate stability in a chaotic business environment, and
  • give you the chance to dominate your market sector

When times are good, you should advertise

When times are bad, you must advertise

Get your 2013 advertising campaign off to a flying start with IRJ


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.

Attract and maintain your customers through IRJ


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.

Tap into new markets with IRJ

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

Choose IRJ as the platform for your marketing message

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