Feature Alert



April 2018 

IRJ: the leading publication for the international railway industry

- ABC audited: an average audience of more than 10,600 monthly readers in 139 countries
- Actively requested by 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: Smart Rail Europe, April 17-19; World Metro and Light Rail Congress, April 18-19; UITP Mena, April 23-25.

Coming up in our April 2018 issue:

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The Ugandan capital Kampala is currently developing a four-line light rail network in an effort to curb its chronic traffic congestion. IRJ gets the latest. We also report on the impact of Chinese investment on railway infrastructure in east Africa, efforts to develop international links, and the changing fortunes for private freight operators in South Africa.

Metros and Light Rail

Copenhagen is pushing ahead with plans to expand its automated metro network and develop new light rail lines. IRJ reports from the Danish capital on progress so far. We also speak with Manchester Metrolink about the performance of its steadily expanding light rail network as it plans for the future.

Digital Tecnologies

IRJ looks at the new onboard IT platform delivered by MEN for German Rail’s ICE fleet, which is hosting onboard passenger services and retrieving diagnostic information about the train’s performance. We also focus on developments and insight from IT-Trans held in Karlsruhe in March.

IRJ Insights: Railways and cybersecurity

The ever-growing dependence on internet-connected technologies and applications increases the chance of railways becoming victim to cybercrime. Are railways prepared to ward off this threat? What they can do to make sure they are adequately protected? IRJ takes an in-depth look at the latest thinking in this increasingly important area.


 Extra distribution:

  • Smart Rail Europe Congress, April 17 - 18, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Rail Freight Group Conference, April 19, London, Britain.

  •  UITP Mena Congress & Exhibition, April 23 - 25, Dubai, UAE.

  •  MetroRail World Congress, April 18 - 19, Bilbao, Spain

Closing date for the April issue: March 14
Ad copy date: March 16

IRJ is the first-choice source of news and information for 10,611 railway professionals in 139 countries every month.

ABC audited, and with a requested readership of 90.5%, no other international rail publication comes close to matching IRJ’s audience or influence in the industry. We know exactly who are 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 2015 to December 31 2015.


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


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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.

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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.

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.

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We will also feature some of the latest innovations in track technology.

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Extra distribution

IHHA Conference, February 4-6, Delhi, India

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