About European Railway Review



European Railway Review Issue #6 2015European Railway Review is the leading bi-monthly technical journal for the European rail industry. At European Railway Review, we pride ourselves on our editorial integrity. This means that the articles featured are unbiased, non-marketing led and written by senior heads from end user companies on subjects that our readers need to know about. Regular topics that are featured within the magazine include: infrastructure, rolling stock, high-speed developments, freight operations, track maintenance and permanent way machinery, signalling, safety and security, bogie technology, control centres, station construction and refurbishment, PPPs and finance matters.

Magazine readership & circulation

ABC audited, European Railway Review is distributed six times a year to over 7,499* key decision makers across Europe. Typical job titles include; Chairman, Managing Director, Technical Director, Procurement Director, R&D Director, Chief Engineer, Contract Manager, Director General, Engineering Director, General Manager, Product Manager, Traffic Manager and other senior purchasing personnel. Passed down through the management chain, we estimate that the total readership of European Railway Review is 22,500 for each issue. This represents a highly targeted advertising opportunity for companies such as yourself, who wish to influence the key decision makers in what is a vitally important industry.

* Circulation of 7,499 is based on the 6 issues distributed between 1 January and 31 December 2016.

The Team

Our team

Meet the team who manage & contribute to European Railway Review:

Advisory Board

European Railway Review is committed to keeping our readers informed of current and future rail transport developments throughout Europe. We achieve this via our mix of project and investment coverage, regional and country profiles, technical features and industry news. To help with the continuing success of European Railway Review, our Editorial Board features some familiar industry faces and respected experts who have been selected to represent our core subject areas and we plan to regularly utilise their knowledge and expertise within the publication.

Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe, International Union of Railways (UIC)

Simon  Fletcher Simon Fletcher is Coordinator Europe at the joined the International Union of Railways (UIC), where he joined in 2003 on secondment from Southern in the UK. Initially taking on the role of coordinating system safety and operations activity at the UIC’s headquarters in Paris, Simon has been a Member of the Board of Directors since 2009 and is responsible for the UIC’s presence in Brussels (where he is based) and for coordinating the UIC’s European portfolio where over 65% of the UIC’s members are located. Deeply involved in the work of interoperability and with an operations and safety background, plus many roles in the UK including as Operations Director and Head of Safety and Standards, it was natural that Simon would be involved in significantly contributing to the development of interoperability and safety management systems. In previous lives he has had experience in the preparation of operational rules and the setting of standards at national level when with RSSB and development of international operations during his 10 years during the project, implementation and operational phases of the Eurostar service through the Channel Tunnel. In a very much earlier phase of his career, Simon was a train driver as well as a driver tutor. Now Simon’s focus is on the vision for the railway of tomorrow and in developing innovation and standardisation programmes to see the vision into reality.

Libor Lochman, Executive Director, Community of European Railway
and Infrastructure Companies (CER)

Libor LochmanLibor took up the post of Executive Director of the CER on 1 January 2012. He graduated from the Transport University in Zilina and has a doctorate in electronics from the West-Bohemian University Plzen. Libor has a strong background in control-command and signalling systems. Prior to his role as CER Deputy Executive Director and Leader of Technical Affairs (2007-2011), Libor acted as Director of the Railway Test Centre, a facility for testing European rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling components, in Prague (2000-2005).

Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Northern Rail

Alex Hynes 150Alex Hynes joined Northern Rail as Managing Director in August 2013. Having spent his early career as a consultant for Halcrow Fox, Alex worked with the Office of Rail Regulation before joining the Go-Ahead Group in 2005 as Strategic Planning Manager and, in 2007, as Commercial Director at London Midland, and finally, as Managing Director – Rail Development. Here Alex sat on the Executive Committee and led the development and delivery of Go-Ahead’s rail strategy including all franchise bidding activity. As Managing Director for Northern, Alex’s industry experience positions him well to implement the next programme of improvements that will drive excellence and deliver greater satisfaction for customers and stakeholders across the Northern network.

Alex Veitch, European Affairs and Sustainability Manager,
Rail Delivery Group

Alex VeitchAlex is currently European Affairs and Sustainability Manager at Rail Delivery Group. Alex began his career in 2000 as an environmental campaigner, lobbying on transport and climate change legislation in the United States, before working as Transport Strategy Manager at the Energy Saving Trust – the UK government agency on climate change. Alex moved into rail in 2007, managing projects on multi-modal connections and integrated ticketing at ATOC, then taking a 2-year secondment to the UIC in Paris where he became Head of Unit, Sustainable Development. His experience at the UIC included working with railways across the world to promote and support their sustainable development expertise, and provided the opportunity to represent railways at the United Nations. Alex is a Board Director of ACT-TravelWise – the professional association for sustainable transport practitioners in the UK, and has a BA from the University of Manchester and an MSc from SOAS, University of London.

Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer & Technical Director, High Speed Two Ltd

Andrew McNaughtonAndrew has been engaged in railway construction, operation and management since 1973. He is Honorary Professor of Rail Engineering at Nottingham University and a Visiting Professor of Engineering at both Imperial College London and Southampton University. Since 2009, Andrew has been Chief Engineer and Technical Director of High Speed Two Ltd, developing the principles, network and specific route design for high-speed rail in Great Britain. Prior to that, from 2001 Andrew was Chief Engineer of Network Rail responsible for the specification and development of the GB rail network, investment authorisation and overall system safety management. Andrew has been Vice Chair of the EU Transport Advisory Group and Chair of the European Rail Research Advisory Council. He is a Special Advisor on rail to the Australian Government and has lectured on the transport, land use and economic planning effects of regional, freight and long-distance rail development in North America, Asia and Australia, as well as Europe. Andrew is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Royal Geographical Society and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Poul Frøsig, Senior Advisor on Transportation, EU Interoperability,
Signalling and Control Systems

Poul Fr�sigPoul has been a valued Member of the European Railway Review Editorial Board since 2005, contributing many articles for the publication under his former role as Project Manager for ETCS and ERTMS Low Cost at the UIC which he held from 1992 until 2012. Poul has been a key person in the development of the interoperable EU rail system. Poul has also worked with, and continues to work with, the wider European Railway Review team, specifically our Conference Division on the arrangements of conferences where he has had the role of giving input to the agendas for seminars to ensure that the interest of certain countries or regions in the field of ERTMS are presented during conference proceedings.

If you are interested in becoming a future Editorial Board Member, please email the editor with an explanation of the railway industry subject area you are experienced in.

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