Feature Alert

October 2014

Join IRJ in celebrating 50 years of Japan's Shinkansen and the birth of high-speed around the world in a special issue dedicated to the achievements of this cutting-edge mode of transport.

High speed: Japan's first high-speed line, the Tokaido Shinkansen, opened in October 1964 and to mark this milestone IRJ speaks exclusively to JR Central about how far high-speed has come in the past half century and where they see it going in the future. We will also look at how China manages high-speed construction costs, and the growth of regional high-speed services in Britain, Germany and Spain.

Passenger operator professionals make up over 25% of IRJ's worldwide readership of more than 10,500.* They are your customers. Don't miss this unique chance to reach them.

Austria & Switzerland: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has big plans to expand its freight services in Europe following the launch of the rebranded Rail Cargo Group. IRJ takes an in-depth look RCL's international strategy. We also report from Switzerland on progress on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is due to open in 2016, and an innovative new signalling system.

IRJ is read by 209 key railway professionals and decision makers in Austria and Switzerland every month.*

Stations: Hong Kong's MTR is famous for running some of the world's most efficient metro services. With station design critical for efficient passenger flow, IRJ looks at MTR's philosophies and methodologies for its latest metro projects.

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

IRJ is the only international railway publication to dedicate three issues to InnoTrans, which are all distributed at the show, providing your company with maximum exposure ahead of the event.

Extra distribution:

• APTA EXPO, October 13-15, Houston, USA
• RailWorld Summit, October 23-24, Bangkok, Thailand
• Smart Rail Congress, October 29-30, Charlotte, USA

Closing date for the October issue: September 12
Ad copy date: September 15

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?

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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.

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