Feature Alert



March 2016

Your chance to take part

Things are heating up in the March issue of International Railway Journal as we head to the Middle East, a current hotbed of railway investment. Put your company at the forefront of the region's key decision-makers' thoughts with an advertisement in IRJ.

Middle East: With total investments in the rail sector estimated at $US 200bn over the next 10 years, plans to build more than 10,000km of new railway infrastructure are slowly becoming a reality. IRJ reports on some of the key main line and transit projects currently taking shape across the region.

• IRJ is read by 333 railway professionals and decision markers actively working in the Middle East every month. They are your customers, do not miss this chance to reach them.*

Heavy Haul Freight: Heavy-haul railways continue to push the boundaries of technology to traverse some of the world's most inhospitable regions. Canarail outlines what was required to design the 2200km North-South line in the Saudi desert. We also feature an e-maintenance concept developed by Lulea University of Technology for the heavy-haul iron-ore line in northern Sweden.

• 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.*

Project Management and Finance: We look at efforts in Germany to speed up the process of replacing ageing infrastructure by capturing more precise information about the condition of specific structures. We also examine the impact of EU funding on railway development projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

• IRJ is read by 834 professionals working in railway project management, providing unprecedented exposure for advertisers to their key clients.*

Extra distribution:

  • Middle East Rail, March 8-9, Dubai, UAE
  • Asia Pacific Rail Conference & Exhibition, March 22-23, Hong Kong, Japan


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

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.* And with an average pass along rate of four additional readers per issue distributed, this is your chance to put your company's products and services in front of around 40,000 of the global industry's key decision makers.

* 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

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