Feature Alert



September 2016

InnoTrans, don't miss your last chance to advertise

InnoTrans 2016 is almost upon us. Don’t miss your final opportunity to notify your existing and potential customers of your presence at the world’s leading railway exhibition this September with an advertisement in the world’s leading railway business publication: International Railway Journal.

Germany: As the railway world heads to Germany, IRJ reflects on the current situation at German Rail (DB), which has faced a few bumps in the road in the past 12 months. We also look at DB’s plans to enhance its long-distance passenger business, and Locomore, the crowd-source start-up which has exciting plans for new services. Finally we take a trip to Chemnitz to look at its new tram-train service.

• IRJ is read by 447 railway professionals working in Germany every month.* Don’t miss this opportunity to reach your customers.

Innovative trains: InnoTrans is the place where many of the world’s newest and most innovative trains and locomotives break cover for the first time. We look at new platforms and technologies developed by Siemens, Stadler, Bombardier, Kiruna Wagon, and CAF. We also look at silent wagon technologies, a new hybrid propulsion system, and a LRV collision avoidance system pioneered in Frankfurt.

• IRJ is read by 2325 railway industry decision makers working for passenger and freight railway operators every month.*

InnoTrans preview: The industry’s most extensive preview of InnoTrans returns to provide visitors to the world’s leading trade show with a clearer idea of how to navigate Messe Berlin, and what they might be interested in seeing, before they arrive. There is still time for your company to be included in our free preview. For more information, please email Kevin Smith at ks@railjournal.co.uk

• IRJ is actively requested by 90.5% of its readership of 10,459 global railway professionals, reflecting its importance to the industry - no other rail industry publication comes close.*

Sustainable railways: Many of the suppliers at InnoTrans will be promoting their sustainable credentials as more operators and railways take this into account during procurement. We get an exclusive insight into the goals of the Railsponsible initiative, which aims to promote best environmental and social best practices among its members, which include Alstom, Knorr-Breme, SKF and Bombardier.

• Highlight your company’s sustainable approaches and practices ahead of InnoTrans with an advert this September.


Extra distribution:

  • InnoTrans, Berlin, Germany. September 20 - 23


Closing date for the Sepetmber issue: August 12
Ad copy date: August 14

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 10,459 railway professionals in 137 countries every month.* 

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

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