In Depth

January 29, 2008 |

General Information

Frequency discount rates

Each full page or fractional page counts towards frequency discount rates, within a 12 month period. These may also be earned by combining insertions in other Simmons-Boardman publications (Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures, Marine Log).

Advertising services

We will be pleased to offer any production assistance required, including typesetting. Exhibition/Conference flashes or minor text changes to existing advertisements will be done free of charge.

Please note advertising material left on the publisher's files for longer than one year is at the advertiser's risk.

Shipping instructions

Send all advertising material to: Production Department International Railway Journal, 46 Killigrew Street Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PP, UK Tel: +44 1326 313945Fax: +44 1326 211576 

E-mail: Sue Morant  If shipping via courier or airmail, please mark: NCV (No Commercial Value). 

General and contract regulations

  • Publisher's Protective Clause:

    All advertising must be germane to the railway field. Publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher and hold harmless from any and all demands, claims or suits arising out of the publication of any advertising accepted and from any and all loss, cost, damage or expenses, including attorney's fees, sustained by the publisher in connection with any such demand, claim or suit. 

    No conditions, printed or otherwise, appearing on a space order or copy instruction which conflict with the publisher's policies will be binding on the publisher. 

    Two or more idependent advertisers are not permitted to use space under the same contract. Individual members of an association cannot bulk their company space with that of an association to earn a bulk rate for themselves. 

    Publisher reserves the right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher. 

  • Surcharges and Rebates:

    The publisher reserves the right to surcharge advertisers who terminate an advertising series booking prior to its completion. Advertisers will be rebated if they contract to additional insertions after their initial contract rate agreement. 

  • Publishing and Closing Dates:

    International Railway Journal is published in the first week of each month. Advertising space booking closing date is the first week of the preceeding month, with new material due with the Production Department in Falmouth, UK, one week later. 

  • Cancellation Period:

    4 weeks prior to closing date.

January 29, 2008 |

2014 Planning Guide


Ad closing date: December 11 2013

Main Themes:

  • Benelux
  • Metros/light rail
  • Track technology & maintenance



Ad closing date: January 15 2014

Main Themes:

  • Asia
  • High-speed
  • Signalling, telecoms & IT

Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

  • Smart Rail signalling & telecommunications congress, Amsterdam, February 24-26
  • Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, March 18-19

    Ad closing date: February 12 2014

    Main Themes:

    • The Baltic States
    • Metros/light rail
    • Measuring & testing

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • MetroRail Conference & Exhibition, London, April 1-2


    Ad closing date: March 12 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Italy
    • ERTMS
    • Rolling stock

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • Expo Ferroviaria, Turin, April 1-3
    • ERTMS World Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, April 1-3


    Ad closing date: April 16 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Britain
    • Heavy-haul freight
    • Track technology & maintenance

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • Infrarail, London, May 20-22


    Ad closing date: May 14 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Middle East
    • Metros/light rail
    • Train maintenance & workshops


    Ad closing date: June 11 2014

    Main Themes:

    • North America
    • InnoTrans 1 - Train components & interiors
    • InnoTrans 1 - Passenger info & fare technlogy

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • InnoTrans, Berlin, September 23-26


    Ad closing date: July 9 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Eastern Europe
    • InnoTrans 2 - Track technology & maintenance
    • InnoTrans 2 - Signalling & telecoms

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • InnoTrans, Berlin, September 23-26


    Ad closing date: August 13 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Germany
    • InnoTrans 3 - Innovative trains
    • InnoTrans 3 - InnoTrans show preview

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • InnoTrans, Berlin, September 23-26


    Ad closing date: September 12 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Austria & Switzerland
    • High-speed
    • Stations


    Ad closing date: October 15 2014

    Main Themes:

    • Asia
    • Metros/CBTC
    • InnoTrans 4 - IRJ's comprehensive review of the show

    Exhibitions/Conferences Extra Distribution:

    • CBTC congress, London, November 4-6
    • Smart Rail Asia, Bangkok, November 12-14


    Ad closing date: November 12 2014

    Main Themes:

    • South and Central America
    • Track technology & maintenance
    • Capacity enhancement

    • IRJ will be distributed at other conferences and exhibitions as they are scheduled

    September 18, 2007 |

    Web Banner Specs


    Total Site Availabilities: 
    •    All ad units rotate among all 3 positions and on entire site.
    •    Random rotation on each origination or refreshment per page.
    *    Supply 3 files: 1 of each size. (468x60, 336x280, 120x600) (IAB standard)

     Banner - Horizontal  468x60  Top
     Rectangle  336x280  Mid-page, right side
     Skyscraper  120x600  Left-Side





    It is very important that you supply all the information requested on this checklist.

        • File Formats - All files must be IBM compatible, in GIF, JPEG, or SWF format.
        • If submitting a FLASH ad, please be sure to include both swf and fla files.
          We must have the fla files so we can embed click counting code and your hyperlink.
        • Please provide URL for the banner ad's hyperlink.
        • IFRAMES are accepted.
    Your contract for banner ads, must include:
    A contact person's name, email and phone number, who is in charge of the banner ad.

    Please send on a disk or e-mail to: [email protected]

    Mailing Address:
    Andrea Rovira
    ABA Banking Journal
    345 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10014

    If you need additional information, contact Andrea Rovira at [email protected], 212-620-7210.

    Thank you for choosing ABA Banking Journal.


    Specific Page Availabilities: 

    Home Page Rotating Rectangle
    Rotates within editorial images
    10 second rotation cycle
     Upper-page left-side
    Specific Internal Page within text    
     Banner - Horizontal  468x60  Within Text


    For advertising information, please contact:

    Gus Blumberg (212) 620-7224, [email protected] - Northeast/Westcoast/International

    Tom Dorsey (312) 683-5021, [email protected] - Midwest/Southwest

    Dave Bayard (973) 822-9275, [email protected] - Southeast

    September 18, 2007 |

    Technical Specifications

    Trim size 

    International Railway Journal is printed offset, saddle-stiched, and trimmed to 210 mm x 290 mm.

    Advertising copy requirements

    IRJ is now produced digitally — we no longer accept film.

    Production software 

    • Quark Xpress 5
    • Quark Xpress 5 Passport (NB please click on International English)
    • Adobe Illustrator 10
    • Adobe Photoshop 7
    • Adobe Acrobat 5 

    Please list fonts used and EPS files supplied with document. If not supplying fonts, please convert to outline.

    PDFs and Acrobat files MUST be made using IRJ's Distiller Settings. Please email Fiona Browning for details.


    Please ensure that:

    • all graphics used have been supplied
    • all graphics have been converted to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yelo, Black, not Red, Green, Blue), and
    • all photographs have been scanned at high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) 

    Compression software

    Please list any compression software that has been used.

    Proof and contact details

    A proof must also be supplied to show how the advertisement should appear. Please fax your printed proof to Fiona Browning on: +44 1326 211576.

    Please state the following:

    • Advertiser's Name
    • Agency Name
    • Name of person sending copy
    • Edition of IRJ the ad is for
    • Contact phone number
    • Contact fax number
    • Contact email address 

    Sending digital copy 

    Digital advertising copy can be sent by:

    Email: Fiona Browning (maximum file size limited to 10mB)
    CD: Fiona Browning International Railway Journal, 46 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PP, Britain. Tel: +44 1326 313945.
    FTP: Please contact Fiona Browning for information on sending ad copy by FTP.

    IRJ cannot accept responsibility for poor reproduction of advertisements unless the above requirements are met (including the supply of a colour proof).

    Advertising space sizes

    Space Unit


    inch  (mm)       in  (mm)
    1 page 7-1/16 (181)       10 (254)
    1/2 (horizontal) 7-1/16 (181)       5 (127)
    1/2 (vertical) 3-1/2 (88)       10 (254)
    1/4 (vertical) 3-1/2 (88)       5 (127)
    1/3 page (vertical) 2 1/4 (57)       10 (254)

    Other fraction-page sizes on request.

    Bleed Area

    One page
    8 3/8 x 11 5/8       (216 x 296)
    Spread pages 16 3/4 x 11 5/8       (426 x 296)
    September 18, 2007 |


    For more information contact:
    Jeanine Acquart
    Classified Advertising Sales
    55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    Phone: (212) 620-7211
    Fax: (212) 633-1325
    e-mail: Jeanine Acquart

    September 18, 2007 |

    Contact the sales team

    For all areas except Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Japan and North America

    Suite N2
    The Priory
    Syresham Gardens
    Haywards Heath
    RH16 3LB
    Tel: +44 1444 416368
    Fax: +44 1444 458185


    Louise Cooper
    International Area Sales Manager
    email: Louise Cooper

    Tel: +44 1444 416368
    Fax: +44 1444 458185


    Steve Barnes
    International Area Sales Manager

    email: Steve Barnes

    Tel: +44 1444 316244
    Fax: +44 1444 458185

    Julie Richardson
    International Area Sales Manager

    email: Julie Richardson

    Tel: +44 1444 316245
    Fax: +44 1444 458185

    Italy/Italian-speaking Switzerland

    Mediapoint & Communications srl
    Corte Lambruschini
    Corso Buenos Aires
    V Piano, Int 98
    16129 Genoa, Italy
    +39 010 570 4948
    +39 010 553 0088 (Fax)


    Dr Fabio Potesta
    email: Fabio Potesta
    Tel. +39 010 570 4948



    Daniela Chiusa
    email: Daniela Chiusa
    Tel. +39 010 570 4948




    Katsuhiro Ishii
    Ace Media Service, Inc.
    12-6 4-Chome,
    Nishiiko, Adachi-Ku
    Tokyo 121-0824
    +81 3-5691-3335
    +81 3-5691-3336 (Fax)
    e-mail: K Ishii

    North America


    Jon Chalon
    55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    (212) 620-7224
    Fax: (212) 633-1863
    email: Jon Chalon

    AL, AR, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, OH, OK, TN, TX
    Emily Guill
    20 South Clark Street
    Suite 2450
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 683-5022
    Fax: (312) 683-0131
    email: Emily Guill

    CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Canada ­(Quebec and East Ontario)
    Mark Connolly
    55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    (212) 620-7260
    Fax: (212) 633-1863
    email: Mark Connolly

    AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, Canada ­ (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)
    Heather Disabato
    20 South Clark Street
    Suite 2450
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 683-5026
    Fax: (312) 683-0131
    email: Heather Disabato


    Jeanine Acquart
    Classified Advertising Manager
    Simmons Boardman Publications
    55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    Fax: 212-633-1325
    e-mail: [email protected]


    Railway History Continues

    Thomas Cook agrees deal so the European Rail Timetable lives on

    Thomas Cook UK & Ireland has today confirmed it has reached an agreement with a previous member of staff for the rights to its iconic European Rail Timetable. The timetable will now be published by John Potter, a former member of Thomas Cook’s Timetable Editorial Team. A re-launch of the timetable by John’s company European Rail Timetable Limited is planned for February 2014.

    Speaking about the agreement John Potter said: “I’m really excited at the prospect of taking this independent business forward, and hope that our new team can build on the success enjoyed by the ‘Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable’ during its illustrious 140 year history. I would like to thank Thomas Cook for its co-operation in making this happen.”

    First known as “Cook’s Continental Time Tables” and published continuously since 1873 (the only exception during World War II), the unique Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable was seen as the ‘rail-bible’ for a wide audience of business and leisure travellers, as well as rail enthusiasts of all ages across the globe. The only publication of its kind, it was renowned for providing schedules for over 50,000 train, bus and ferry connections in over 5,000 locations throughout Europe and beyond.

    Earlier this year Thomas Cook UK & Ireland announced its intention to focus on core products, signalling the end of the company’s publishing arm. Commenting on today’s agreement Peter Fankhauser, CEO for the UK & Continental Europe at Thomas Cook said: “We know customers were disappointed that the timetable stopped and, whilst publishing isn’t part of our transformation strategy, we felt it was important to support John with his new venture and continue the tradition started by our founder. We wish John and his team every success for the future.”

    Other members of the former Thomas Cook Editorial Team, David Turpie and Chris Woodcock will be employed by European Rail Timetable Limited. Between them, John, Chris and David worked on the Timetable for more than 46 years.


    Notes to editors:

    • Under the new agreement all licences for the timetable will be transferred from Thomas Cook to European Rail Timetable Limited.

    • The new timetable will not use the Thomas Cook brand, however it will contain the same information.

    • August 2013 was the final edition of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable

    • This is the only timetable of its kind in publication today

    • Contact details for the new timetable will be:


    Email: [email protected]

    Click here to download Thomas Cook media and images.

    Press Office Number: 01733417272

    Press Office email: [email protected]

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