Feature Alert

June 2015

Two huge events, one advertising partner. With the urban transit world set to descend on Milan for the UITP World Congress, and the leading lights in heavy-haul railways heading to Perth for IHHA 2015, IRJ looks at several high-profile projects and technologies in these cutting-edge fields. Put your company at the centre of this packed issue with an advertisement this June.

Metros and light rail: With more than 2000 delegates expected to take part in the UITP World Congress and Exhibition, where better to start than Milan, also home of Expo 2015, which is making big progress on extensions to Lines 4 and 5. We also look at progress in Barcelona and in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and head to Doha, where a new metro and light rail network is taking shape.

• IRJ is read by 1029 railway professionals and decision makers working for urban transit operators around the world.*

Heavy-haul freight: Heavy haul railways continue to push the boundaries of technology and innovation in rail. We focus on developments in Australia, including the network expansion plans of the country's leading operators, and a new welding method which is suitable for removing rail defects and wear and is extending rail life. We also hear from Canadian Pacific on its latest innovations.

 IRJ is actively requested by 87% of its readership, reflecting its value and importance to the industry – no other rail industry publication comes close.

Africa: IRJ speaks exclusively to Passenger Rail of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana about its ambitious modernisation and expansion plans. We also look at work led by a Turkish consortium to transform Ethiopia's railway, and take a trip to Namibia to look at work underway to restore this network to its former glory.

• IRJ is read by 272 railway engineers and decision makers in Africa every month. Don't miss this chance to show them what you have to offer.*

Extra distribution:

• UITP World Congress & Exhibition, June 8-10, Milan, Italy
• Rail Insights Conference, June 17-18, Chicago, IL, USA
• IHHA Conference & Exhibition, June 21-24, Perth, Australia

Closing date for the June issue: May 13
Ad copy date: May 15

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IRJ is the first choice for news and features on the latest developments in the international railway industry for 10,810 railway professionals in 123 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.

* Data retrieved from ABC's audit of International Railway Journal's May 2014 issue and average of the first six issues of 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.

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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 take a look at rapid transit projects in Stockholm and Milan, and the most efficient forms of electric traction.

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Extra distribution

IHHA Conference, February 4-6, Delhi, India