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January 2017 - The Railway in 2017 

Following the success of its inaugural edition in 2016, IRJ’s January issue, The Railway in 2017, will again offer a unique look ahead through interviews and articles from some of the leading figures in the global rail industry. The Railway in 2017 will also round up the key projects scheduled to open during the year and the global trends set to impact the industry over the next 12 months in every corner of the railway world.

Confirmed participants include:

Henrik Hololei, director general for mobility and transport, European Commission
Michael Cramer MEP, chair of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism
Roger van Boxtel, president, Netherlands Railways
Sir Peter Hendy, chairman, Network Rail
Andreas Meyer, CEO, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Wick Moorman, president and CEO, Amtrak
John C Hellmann, president and CEO, Genesee & Wyoming
Stephan Krenz, managing director, Abellio Germany
Alastair Dormer, chairman, Hitachi Rail Europe
Johannes Max-Theurer, CEO, Plasser Group
Klaus Deller, CEO, Knorr-Bremse
Peter Spuhler, group CEO, Stadler Rail
Carlo Borghini, executive director, Shift2Rail
Normichi Kumagai, president of Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan
Geoff Smith, managing director, SCT Logistics, Australia
Jamie Miller, CEO, GE Transportation
Luc Lallemand, CEO, Infrabel (Belgium)
Art Leahy, CEO, Metrolink (California)
Julio Fontana, CEO, Rumo ALL (Brazil)
The issue is also set to receive contributions from:
TCDD Transport
Norway’s Transport Ministry
JR East
African Development Bank
Roland Berger
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Russia’s Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM) 145,000 visitors across the four days, InnoTrans 2016 was the biggest yet. IRJ’s editorial team will round-up the highlights of the event, including the major product launches and what the key figures from the industry said in Berlin.

 Extra distribution:

  • International Railway Summit, Paris, France. Feburary 15 - 17
  • Railtex Exhibition, Birmingham, Britain. May 9 - 11
  • UITP World Congress, Montreal, Canada. May 13 - 17
  • IAF Track Exhibition, Munster, Germany. May 30 - Jun 1
  • Plus special distribution at selected events in 2017

Closing date for the January issue: December 9
Ad copy date: December 12

IRJ – the magazine rail professionals choose to read

This special issue is a unique opportunity for advertisers to show what they have to offer in 2017 and to highlight their major successes. Working on a new project? Set to launch a new product? The Railway in 2017 can provide the platform for you to reach your customers and to set you up for a successful year.
As well as conventional display advertising, advertisers have the opportunity to include a short Question and Answer with their CEO, or a short advertorial alongside their advertisement. This is your chance to provide insight on how you see the market developing in 2017 and/or your goals for the year.


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To advertise in International Railway Journal, contact Louise Cooper lc@railjournal.co.uk on +44 1444 849123 or Julie Richardson jr@railjournal.co.uk on +44 144 849318 

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.

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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.

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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