Author: Kevin Smith

Amtrak’s Plan to Connect the U.S.

INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY JOURNAL, SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE: 50 years since Amtrak was founded, the United States’ federally owned passenger operator is arguably at the most exciting juncture in its history. William Flynn, Amtrak President and CEO, presented the company’s ambitious plans for growth and development to International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith.

  • C&S

Hitachi Makes Big Statement With Thales Acquisition

Hitachi Rail’s announcement on Aug. 4 that it will acquire Thales’ railway business is set to shake up the global signaling sector. International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith examines the deal and its implications for the market.

  • News

IRJ: 60 Years of Railway Progress and Counting

This year, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. celebrates 60 years of International Railway Journal, the world’s first truly global business-to-business publication for the railway industry.

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DaVinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Would Appreciate This Hitachi LRV

Florence, Italy, considered by many academics as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and an important European cultural center, is where Hitachi Rail (previously Italy’s Ansaldo STS) has successfully tested a battery-powered Sirio light rail vehicle in revenue service. It is the Japanese company’s first venture into battery LRVs.

RDC Launches New German Overnight Service

The German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) has announced the launch of a new, twice-weekly international overnight train service between northern Germany, Bavaria and Austria.