Feature Alert



May 2016

Linking you to your next customer

Bring your latest product or innovation, service or expertise, to the attention of the world's railway managers and decision makers with an advertisement in the May issue of International Railway Journal.

Metros and Light Rail: Transit is the major focus of the May issue of IRJ, and IRJ editors report from Istanbul, Moscow, Jerusalem and Munich on these cities' latest network expansion and fleet improvement plans.

• IRJ is read by 958 railway professionals working for transit operators around the world.*

Turkey and Central Asia: IRJ travels to Ankara to speak with Turkish State Railways (TCDD) about its ongoing railway development programme. We get updates on the high-speed programme, the Kars - Tblisi and Marmaray projects, and the future structure of the company.

• IRJ is read by 158 railway industry decision makers working in Turkey and Central Asia every month.*

Research: Ahead of the World Congress on Railway Research in Milan, IRJ looks at Japan's Railway Technical Research Institute's (RTRI) use of simulation during testing, and Transportation Technology Centre Inc reflects on the future direction of research in North America. We also feature work on managing driver workload in Britain.

• IRJ is actively requested by 85.8% of its readership of 10,816 global railway professionals, reflecting its importance to the industry - no other rail industry publication comes close.*


Extra distribution:

  • CORE Conference, Melbourne, Australia. May 16 - 18
  • World MetroRail Congress, London, Britain. May 26 - 27
  • World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy. May 29 - Jun 2


Closing date for the May issue: April 20
Ad copy date: April 22

IRJ – the magazine rail professionals choose to read

IRJ is the first choice for news and features on the latest developments in the international railway industry for 10,816 railway professionals in 128 countries every month.* 

* Average data retrieved from ABC audit of International Railway Journal's circulation from July 1 2014 to December 31 2014.

According to IRJ's 2014 Reader Survey, 74% of readers reported taking some action after seeing an advertisement or reading an article in IRJ. Indeed 20% recommended purchasing a particular product, 47% reported visiting a manufacturers website, 21% requested additional information from the manufacturer, and 36% discussed the advertisement or article with someone else in their company.

Advertising in IRJ is a fantastic way of publicising your brand or latest product. Don't miss this opportunity to put your company at the forefront of your customers' thinking when they consider their next purchase.

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, contact Louise Cooper lc@railjournal.co.uk on +44 1444 849123 or Julie Richardson jr@railjournal.co.uk on +44 144 849318 or Steve Barnes sb@railjournal.co.uk on +44 144 848397

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