Journal Themes

The journal publishes original papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Rolling Stock

  • Design, manufacture and maintenance
  • Modelling and simulation
  • High speed trains, light railways and freight capacity
  • Performance and optimisation
  • Aerodynamics and crosswind
  • Noise, vibration and comfort
  • Safety, security and reliability
  • Ergonomics and interior design


  • Bridges, tunnels and transition zones
  • Track design, construction and maintenance
  • Interaction of vehicles with the infrastructure and the environment
  • Foundations
  • Track monitoring
  • Trackbeds: sleepers and ties
  • Geotechnical aspects: earthworks, embankments, stabilisation
  • Technologies for track defects detection

Energy and Environment

  • Re-use of kinetic energy
  • Energy sources and smart grids
  • Hybrid traction and power trains
  • Sustainable rail transport

Signalling and communication

  • ERTMS - European Rail Traffic Management System
  • ITS - Information and Technology Systems


  • Traffic management
  • Interoperability
  • Intermodal solutions

Strategies and Economics

  • Standards and regulations
  • Capacity and cost
  • Track access charges
  • Future trends in railway engineering