Feature Alert



June 2018 

IRJ: the number one choice for the international railway industry

- ABC audited: an average audience of more than 10,000 monthly readers in 147 countries
- Actively requested by more than 90.5% of our audience of rail industry decision makers
- High pass-on readership and available as an online digital version
- Extra distribution at this month’s key events: Africa Rail Conference & Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11-12; UIC Global Rail Freight Conference, Genoa, Italy. June 20-22;

 Coming up in our June 2018 issue:

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Russia and Eastern Europe

Estonia: with passenger traffic growing steadily following recent investment in new rolling stock, Estonian Railways’ chairman Eric Laidvee reveals exclusively to IRJ his hopes for a similar revival in freight traffic.
Russian passenger transport reforms: new passenger transport regulations currently under review could open up the market to private operators. IRJ looks at how these changes might impact the market and the prospects for investment.

Heavy Haul Freight

Benchmarking in heavy-haul: what will the heavy-haul railway of the future look like? IRJ considers the technologies and processes which will drive progress by improving performance.
Block chain and freight and logistics management: the Blockchain alliance of 200 transport companies is looking at how they might exploit the technology to speed up transactions and improve performance.
Heavy freight train braking configurations: Prose, Switzerland, considers how a 2200-tonne freight train can be driven safely down the 22.5‰ gradients of Austria’s Brenner Pass line.

Train Maintenance and Refurbishment

Predictive locomotive maintenance: with more than 1000 locomotives now connected, Railnova’s asset management system provides remote real-time diagnostics information. IRJ looks at how this is facilitating a gradual shift to predictive maintenance.
Converting diesel trains to bi-mode: IRJ speaks with Porterbrook about its project to convert British class 319 dual-voltage EMUs to bi-mode diesel and electric trains.

IRJ Insights: Multimodal Integration

Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which promises to combine different actors into a single integrated passenger service, is increasingly touted as the future of urban mobility. As the first trials get underway, IRJ considers the major challenges this concept faces to gain the universal acceptance it requires.

  Extra distribution:

  • Africa Rail, Johannesburg, South Africa. June 11-12
  • UIC Global Rail Freight Conference, Genoa, Italy. June 20-22

Closing date for the June issue: May 16
Ad copy date: May 18

IRJ is the first-choice source of news and information for more than 10,200 railway professionals in 147 countries every month.

ABC audited, and with a requested readership of more than 90%, compared with less than 20% at our nearest competitor, no other international rail publication comes close to matching IRJ’s audience or influence in the industry. We know exactly who our readers are and where they work, giving you the reassurance that your marketing message is reaching the key players.

IRJ. Your one-stop-shop for railway news and information.

* Average data retrieved from ABC audit of International Railway Journal’s circulation from January 1 2017 to December 31 2017.



IRJ at InnoTrans 2018 

In IRJ: the number one choice for the international railway industry

International Railway Journal is once again the only international railway magazine to offer four print issues dedicated to InnoTrans, providing exhibitors with the best platform to highlight their expertise ahead of, during and after the show.

Do you have a new product or service? Don’t miss out on telling the railway world what you are offering with a print advertisement in July, August and September editions of IRJ, which will be distributed at the event, and November, our comprehensive review.


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IRJ will include feature articles on the latest developments in Signalling and Telecoms and Passenger Experience and Security, among the key themes of this year’s event.

The Track technology and maintenance halls are some of the busiest and most important areas of the entire exhibition. IRJ will feature the latest innovations from this sector. We also report on the latest Digital Technologies aiding the push towards greater flexibility and efficiency in the rail sector.

The outside track area will host some of the major highlights of 2018’s show. IRJ will feature exclusive reports on some of the Innovative Trains that will take to Messe Berlin’s tracks. Our comprehensive Event Preview will also provide delegates, and those who might be missing out this time, with a sneak preview of the major exhibitors’ highlights.

The show might be over, but IRJ will offer you the chance to relive four days of new trains and innovative rail technologies in our comprehensive Event Review.


  Extra distribution:

  • July
    UITP SITCE Congress & Exhibition
    July 9 - 11
  • InnoTrans
    September 18 - 21
    Berlin, Germany


    September 18 - 21
    Berlin, Germany


    September 18 - 21
    Berlin, Germany


    World Rail Festival
    November 13 - 14
    Amsterdam, Netherlands


    November 28 - 29
    Canberra, Australia


Online at railjournal.com
IRJ’s website will once again be the leading source of news and information for the world’s largest railway exhibition. Reporting live from the show, IRJ’s experienced and respected editorial team will be at the key product launches and speaking with leading industry figures. And with over 90,000 unique visitors every month,** railjournal.com is the perfect portal for you to advertise your presence at the show.

Through email
IRJ Rail Brief will offer a morning digest of the top news stories from the show on Monday to Friday of InnoTrans week. The newsletter is distributed to more than 30,000 railway professionals and booking one of the dedicated advertising slots is a great way to improve your visibility at the event.

Why IRJ?
International Railway Journal is read by more than 10,200 railway professionals and decision makers in 147 countries, over 90% of which actively request the magazine.* And with more than 90,000 unique visitors to railjournal.com every month,** IRJ’s is the world’s leading source of railway news and analysis, in print and online.

To speak about what IRJ can offer you across its print and online platforms in the run up to InnoTrans, contact your international sales manager below;

For companies wishing to participate in IRJ’s free InnoTrans preview, please contact Kevin Smith, managing editor, [email protected]

* Average data retrieved from ABC audit of International Railway Journal’s circulation from January 1 2017 to December 31 2017.
* Data retrieved from Google analytics report of railjournal.com.


IRJ. The industry's leading news source, in print and online


To advertise in International Railway Journal, contact Louise Cooper [email protected] on +44 1444 454171 or Michael Boyle [email protected] on +43 676 708 9872 / +49 163 830 8088

For editorial enquiries, contact David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, on +44 1326 313945, email: [email protected]


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Extra distribution

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