Feature Alert

January 2016

Join the conversation with an advertisement in The Railway in 2016. There is still time for your company to take part in IRJ's
special January issue, The Railway in 2016.

This January IRJ editors will gauge the views of key industry figures and provide insight into the projects and current trends in finance and research driving the sector forward in 2016. Packed with exclusive content from all four corners of the railway world, The Railway in 2016 will be a reference for our professional readership of more than 10,500 global railway industry decision makers as the year unfolds.

Join the following leading industry figures who are participating in this landmark edition:
Violeta Bulc, EU Transport Commissioner
Ed Hamberger, president of the Association of American Railroads
Josef Doppelbauer, executive director, European Rail Agency
Philippe Citroën, director general, European Railway Industry Association (Unife)
Alain Flausch, director general, the International Passenger Transport Association (UITP)
Michael Melaniphy, president, American Passenger Transport Association (Apta)
Libor Lochman, director general, Community of European Railways (CER)
Lincoln Leong, CEO, MTR
Dr Choi Yeon-Hye, CEO Korail
Siyabonga Gama, CEO Transnet
Vicente Abate, president Abifer, Brazil
Danny Broad, CEO Australasian Railway Association
Lutz Bertling, CEO, Bombardier Transportation
The World Bank
The Asian Development Bank
The European Investment Bank

No other rail industry publication can bring together such an array of key figureheads in a single issue and it's an opportunity not to be missed. And with extra distribution at key events throughout the first few months of 2016 and at InnoTrans, marketers can maximise their company's exposure with an advertisement in the January issue.

The Railway in 2016 will be distributed at:

  • Mena Signalling & Train Control Summit, December 6-8, Dubai, UAE
  • MENA Rail Summit, Jan 24-27, Doha
  • Smart Rail and Metro Rail Asia, Jan 26, 27, Istanbul
  • International Railway Summit, Feb 17-19, Vienna
  • UIC ERTMS World Congress, Feb 29-March 2, Brussels
  • Eurasia Rail, March 3-5, Istanbul
  • Middle East Rail, March 17-18, Dubai
  • InnoTrans, Sep 20-23, Berlin


Closing date for the January issue: December 9
Ad copy date: December 11

IRJ – the magazine rail professionals choose to read

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



February 2016

Get your 2016 marketing campaign up and running.

With Asian projects, signalling, and track technology all under the spotlight, there is something for everyone in this February's International Railway Journal. Catch your next customer's eye with an advertisement in IRJ, the leading global business-to-business magazine for rail decision makers.

Asia: With Japan set to open the Hokkaido Shinkansen in March, IRJ gets an exclusive insight into this ambitious project. We also speak to Malaysian operator Prasarana about transit developments in Kuala Lumpur and its overseas ambitions, and take a trip to Mongolia to report on new metro and freight developments.

• IRJ is read by 1994 railway professionals and decision working across Asia every month. They are your customers, do not miss this chance to reach them.*

ERTMS: Ahead of the UIC's ERTMS World Congress in Brussels, we report on progress on developing effective cross-border ERTMS applications in Europe. We also look at how Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket is managing GSM-R interference.

• 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.*

Track: We look at Dutch infrastructure manager Prorail's trials of a water spray installation system which it using to clear leaves off the line. We also look at Recytrack research project which is investigating using end-of-life tyres for under-ballast applications.

• IRJ is read by 928 professionals working in the signalling and telecommunications sector, providing unprecedented exposure for advertisers to their key clients.*

Extra distribution:

  • International Railway Summit - a joint IRJ/IRITS event, February 17-19, Vienna, Austria
  • UIC ERTMS World Conference, February 29-March 2, Brussels, Belgium
  • I T Trans Conference, March 1-3, Karlsuhe, Germany
  • Eurasia Rail Exhibition, March 3-5, Istanbul, Turkey


Closing date for the February issue: January 13
Ad copy date: January 15

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

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