Feature Alert



May 2018 

IRJ: the number one choice for the international railway industry

- ABC audited: an average audience of more than 10,200 monthly readers in 140 countries
- Actively requested by 90.5% of our audience of rail industry decision makers
- High pass-on readership and available as an online digital version
- Extra distribution at this month’s key events: Infrarail, Birmingham, Britain. May 1-3; ERTMS and ETCS 2018, London, Britain. May 8-9; UIC High Speed
World Congress, Ankara, Turkey. May 8-11.


Coming up in our May 2018 issue:

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High Speed

Ahead of this month’s UIC High Speed World Congress in Ankara, we focus on Turkey’s high-speed network expansion programme as construction on five major projects continues. IRJ also speaks with MTR about the Express Rail Link which will connect Hong Kong with the Chinese high-speed network. And with liberalisation set to prompt a major shake-up in the European high-speed operations market, IRJ speaks with Italy’s key operators about their plans for expansion.

Turkey and Middle East

Staying in Turkey, we hear from TCDD and TCDD Tasimacilik about how reforms which split infrastructure from operations in 2016 are playing out, and what its priorities are for investment over the next few years. We also visit the Persian Gulf for an update on the region’s railway development programme and how a new financing environment is restoring momentum to various projects.


Fortescue has pushed the boundaries of heavy-haul operation in recent years, and now it’s doing similar work with track renewals, specifically with a four-hour turnout replacement. We also focus on track maintenance in Sweden and a new autonomous track inspection vehicle developed by Transnet and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR).


IRJ Insights: Belt and Road

China’s flagship foreign policy initiative shows no sign of letting up. With plans to develop new infrastructure and revive the old silk road taking shape, what does this mean for the countries on this proposed network? How is this being financed? And how can carriers continue to benefit from this rapid infrastructure expansion?



 Extra distribution:

  • Infrarail, Birmingham, Britain. May 1-3
  • ERTMS and ETCS 2018, London, Britain. May 8-9

  • UIC High Speed World Congress, Ankara, Turkey. May 8-11

Closing date for the May issue: April 18
Ad copy date: April 20

IRJ is the first-choice source of news and information for more than 10,200 railway professionals in 147 countries every month.

ABC audited, and with a requested readership of more than 90%, compared with less than 25% at our nearest competitor, no other international rail publication comes close to matching IRJ’s audience or influence in the industry. We know exactly who our 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 2017 to December 31 2017.


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


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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 will also feature some of the latest innovations in track technology.

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