Oleksandr Petrovskyi, board member of UZ, accepting the Rail Champion award for Ukrainian Railways in recognition of its remarkable resilience and continuation of services at a time of war and hardship. Photo Credit: CER

Industry Gathers for European Railway Award

Ukrainian Railways and LTG Cargo CEO, Eglė Šimė, are this year’s recipients.

Thales’ Lucy test train is at the forefront of the company's work on mainline automation. (Photo Credit: Thales)

Hitachi’s Acquisition of Thales’ Signaling Division Delayed

The review by Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority has pushed back completion of Hitachi’s acquisition of Thales’ signaling division from March-April 2023.

The Future of Rolling Stock, Sponsored by Clever Devices – RAIL GROUP ON AIR

IRJ Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith speaks with John Santamaria of Clever Devices and Alex Pacquet of Alstom on the rise of alternative traction in the rail industry as well as the latest trends

The station at San Clemente shows the vulnerability of the railway to the elements. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock)

Irvine-San Diego Main Line Closed Until November (UPDATED)

Amtrak and Metrolink suspend operations following an issue at San Clemente, Calif.

Kari Gonzales of MxV Rail (center) and members of the Ricardo team visit the H2ICE test cell at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Center. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Ricardo)

For Ricardo and MxV Rail, a Strategic Alliance

U.K.-based Ricardo and MxV Rail (formerly Transportation Technology Center, Inc., or TTCI) have signed a strategic alliance agreement that will bring together the two company’s engineering and testing capabilities.

Plasser & Theurer at IAF International Exhibition Preview with IRJ: Rail Group On Air

Ahead of next week’s IAF International Exhibition on Track Technology in Münster, Germany, Plasser & Theurer speaks with IRJ Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith in our latest Rail Group on Air podcast. Fabian Hansmann,

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.


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.

Thales’ Lucy test train is at the forefront of the company’s work on mainline automation. (Thales)

Hitachi Rail to Acquire Thales Ground Transportation Systems

Hitachi Rail has agreed to acquire Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems business for €1.66 billon (US$1.97 billion). The deal is expected to conclude in late 2022.


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.