Rail Engineer is the leading independent quality monthly magazine for engineers, project managers, directors and leading rail executive decision makers.

Besides publishing the latest up-to-date rail engineering news, our team of engineer writers report on the engineering and technical aspects of many of the major projects being undertaken day in, day out, above and below ground, and across the globe.

In the UK we work in close consultation with Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway and the Underground, where our team of rail engineers actively visit the project sites, meet project engineers and provide in-depth analysis on the engineering skills being used and the latest innovations.

From trams and fleet refurbishment to new rolling stock and high speed rail, Rail Engineer reports on the engineering and environmental challenges for manufacturers and operators. Our engineers visit factories and depots, meeting with specialist engineers to bring you the latest engineering updates on all aspects of rolling stock, whether onboard technology or mechanical enhancements focussing on safety, energy and the passenger experience.

Rail Engineer is individually mailed out to named subscribers, with a controlled circulation of more than 11,500, including 5% internationally. On top of this, the rail engineer news update email is sent to a further database of 12,000 subscribers.

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Facts about the rail engineer readership

Facts & Figures

Circulation & Readership

  • Circulation 14,500
  • Personal subscriptions 13,800
  • Readership 46,550

(Pass on readership of 3.9)


  • Track / Permanent Way 24%
  • Signalling / Telecoms 20%
  • Civil Engineering 19%
  • Electrical 12%
  • Mechanical / Rolling Stock 20%
  • Other 5%

Job Title Breakdown

  • Senior Executive (Chairman, CEO, Managing Director, Director) 12%
  • Senior Management 29%
  • Middle / Project Management 38%
  • Consultant / Professional 12%
  • Other 9%

Age Profile

  • 18 – 35 31%
  • 36 – 50 49%
  • 50+ 20%


  • South East 30%
  • West and Wales 16%
  • North and Scotland 24%
  • Midlands and East Anglia 25%
  • Europe 5%

Source: Based on Company and Individual Readership Profiles