Feature Alert



February 2018 

IRJ: the leading publication for the international railway industry

- ABC audited: an average audience of approx. 10,600 monthly readers in 139 countries
- Actively requested by 90.5% of our readership of rail industry decision makers
- High pass-on readership and available as an online digital version

Coming up in our February 2018 issue:

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Austria and Switzerland

Austrian open-access operator Westbahn expanded its offering significantly at the December timetable change. IRJ speaks exclusively with CEO Erich Forster about the company’s plans for the future and the continuing challenges of operating in the Austrian market. Another private operator eyeing expansion in the Alpine region is BLS. The company reveals its plans to re-enter the Swiss inter-city passenger market to IRJ.

Urban rail

Mohamed Mezghani took over from Alain Flausch as secretary general of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) on January 1. We speak to both about how they see rail’s role in the changing urban public transport landscape amidst competition from new and old actors. We also feature a study by Bearing Point on the need and challenges of successful cooperation on multimodal mobility platforms.


Network Rail has rolled out a new sophisticated infrastructure mapping tool accessible to staff through a dedicated portal. IRJ looks at how it is benefitting project management and work planning processes. We also visit Schwihag to learn more about how the supplier is harnessing new technologies to grow its fastening business.

South America

We review the latest developments to boost freight services in Argentina, Chile Peru, and Uruguay through insight from the recent Rail LatAm conference in Santiago.

*New for 2018: IRJ Insights*

IRJ Insights is a new series of in-depth feature articles focusing on the major trends and issues facing the railway industry today. In our inaugural article we focus on The Disruptors. From Hyperloop, to autonomous vehicles, and personal jet propulsion, we consider the development of these new technologies and the impact they may have on future rail operations and services.


 Extra distribution:

  • Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure Conference, London, Britain. February 22


Closing date for the February issue: January 17
Ad copy date: January 19

IRJ is the first-choice source of news and information for 10,611 railway professionals in 139 countries every month.

ABC audited, and with a requested readership of 90.5%, no other international rail publication comes close to matching IRJ’s audience or influence in the industry. We know exactly who are readers are and where they work, giving you the reassurance that your marketing message is reaching the key players.

IRJ. Your one-stop-shop for railway news and information.

* Average data retrieved from ABC audit of International Railway Journal’s circulation from January 1 2015 to December 31 2015.


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


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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.

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.

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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

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