June 09, 2012

IRJ enhances its online presence

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WELCOME to IRJ's new website which is a radical departure from traditional magazine sites. We now offer readers far greater content than ever before, with up-to-the minute news, in-depth analysis and thought-provoking features, plus regular blogs written by our experienced editorial team to provide a website rich in content. We are also happy to consider blogs from people in the railway community. So if you have an opinion you want to share with our readers or make a comment about a current development, then please email me.

News and features are streamed into channels to make the website easy to use and take readers straight to the content that is relevant to them. For up-to-the-minute reporting go to the news channel, or the specialist financial and policy channels. Railways and transit operators are served by five passenger channels - high-speed, main line, commuter rail, metros, light rail - plus a dedicated freight channel covering heavy-haul and general railfreight topics. Rolling stock specialists will find the locomotives and rolling stock channels highly relevant. There are four channels related to infrastructure and systems covering: track, signalling, telecoms, and fare collection. Click on regions for all the latest news from a particular part of the world with channels dedicated to North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. All content is tagged for easy access through a powerful search function.

The new website also offers a wealth of useful information such as upcoming conferences and exhibitions, links to the key players in the industry, and information about IRJ products and services. Everything you need to know about the railway industry and IRJ is here in one location.

The launch of this new website is part of our strategy to keep people in the railway community worldwide as well informed as possible about the latest developments in what is arguably the most dynamic mode of transport. The website compliments the printed and online editions of IRJ together with Rail Group News, our five-times-a-week newsletter, and our growing presence on social media where you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Whichever way you choose to access IRJ's news service you can be certain that the content has been well researched and is of the highest quality.

David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw joined IRJ in 1982 as associate editor, and was appointed editor-in-chief in 2001. He has travelled the world extensively interviewing many of the CEOs and senior managers of the world's railways and transit systems which has given him an in-depth knowledge of the global railway industry.

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