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  • Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up - August 1

    2019-08-01T05:00:00Z

    On July 25 TransPennine Express accepted the first of the Nova 2 branded Civity EMUs which are being supplied by CAF and Eversholt Rail. The five-car Class 397 units will enter service later this year on TPE’s services from Manchester and Liverpool to Edinburgh and Glasgow via the West Coast ...

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    Davenne takes over at UIC

    2019-06-26T09:13:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The appointment of François Davenne as Director General of the International Union of Railways was formally confirmed at the UIC General Assembly in Budapest on June 25. Taking over with effect from July 1, he succeeds Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, who has served as UIC Director General ...

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    Norfolk Southern names transformation team

    2019-04-02T15:05:03Z

    USA: Reporting ‘another year of record financial results’ on March 29, Norfolk Southern Chairman, President & CEO James Squires said the railway had seen strong growth in 2018, achieving an all-time best operating ratio of 65·4 after three consecutive years of improvement and a recording a 9% year-on-year increase in ...

  • Danny Di Perna has been appointed President of Bombardier Transportation.
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    New leadership at Bombardier Transportation

    2019-02-08T10:19:25Z

    BOMBARDIER: Danny Di Perna has been appointed President of Bombardier Transportation, Bombardier Inc announced on February 7, after Laurent Troger stepped down as to ‘pursue opportunities outside the company’. Di Perna joined Bombardier in 2018, and most recently led the Aerostructures & Engineering Services segment. He is succeeded in this ...

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    Co-ordination and co-operation are key to rail freight growth

    2018-12-21T14:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Strategies to enhance the competitiveness of rail freight were the main focus of discussions at the Rail Freight Day on December 6, which took place in Wien under the auspices of the Austrian presidency of the Council of the EU. Various speakers reflected on progress since the adoption of ...

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    François Davenne calls for new vision at UIC

    2018-07-09T09:56:45Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Currently Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail, François Davenne has been selected as the next Director General of the International Union of Railways. Appointed at the 92nd UIC General Assembly in Madrid on July 4, he will join UIC in January 2019, ...

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    Siemens Alstom board agreed

    2018-05-16T09:05:47Z

    INDUSTRY: As part of the negotiations for the combination of Siemens Mobility and Alstom, the two companies announced on May 15 their nominations for the future Board of Directors. The line-up has been endorsed by the current Alstom board, with a recommendation that they be adopted at the company’s ...

  • ‘The board believes the company needs a leader who will energise the team, realise CN’s corporate vision and take the company forward with the speed and determination CN is known for’, said Chairman Robert Pace.
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    CN Chief Executive leaves

    2018-03-05T15:31:10Z

    CANADA: The board of Canadian National Railway announced on March 5 that President & CEO Luc Jobin would be leaving the company with immediate effect. He had succeeded Claude Mongeau as President & CEO on July 1 2016, having previously been Chief Financial Officer. Jean-Jacques Ruest has been appointed Interim ...

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    Hunter Harrison dead at 73

    2017-12-18T08:53:29Z

    USA: ‘With great sadness’, CSX announced on December 16 that its President & Chief Executive Officer E Hunter Harrison had died at the age of 73, ‘of unexpectedly severe complications following a short illness’. Other reports suggested that he had been unwell for some time. James M Foote, who joined ...

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    Rafael Santana

    2017-11-14T15:58:25Z

    Rafael Santana has been appointed President & CEO of GE Transportation with effect from November 1, replacing Jamie Miller who becomes GE’s Chief Financial Officer. Santana was previously President of GE’s Latin America regional business.

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    Elisabeth Werner

    2017-11-10T09:56:46Z

    Elisabeth Werner has become Director, Land Transport, in the European Commission’s transport directorate DG Move. She was previously Head of Unit in charge of Planning & Co-ordination, and also served in the office of former Vice-President Siim Kallas .

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    CSX shakes up executive team

    2017-10-25T16:40:24Z

    USA: Former Canadian National Executive Vice-President James Foote is to join CSX Transportation as Chief Operating Officer, the company announced on October 25. Most recently serving as President & CEO of Bright Rail Energy, he will take responsibility for both Operations and Sales & Marketing. Foote will replace the current ...

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    Sudhir Rao

    2017-10-13T08:38:09Z

    INDIA: Sudhir Rao has been appointed Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation in India. A graduate from the University of Michigan, he has worked for 34 years in the automotive sector, most recently as Chairman & Managing Director of Skoda Auto India.

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    Sophie Heurtault Malherbe

    2017-10-11T08:15:08Z

    FRANCE: Sophie Heurtault Malherbe has been named Finance Director at Transports Publics Genevois, where Sheba Corti becomes Director of Human Resources. Both have joined the TPG management board headed by Director General Denis Berdoz .

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    Elizabeth O’Neill

    2017-10-09T09:47:02Z

    USA: Elizabeth O’Neill has been named acting CEO of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, in succession to Keith Parker who stepped down last month. Currently the agency’s Chief Legal Counsel, she will be supported by recently appointed Deputy General Manager Arthur Troup .

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    Stephan Schaller

    2017-10-05T14:31:03Z

    GERMANY: Currently head of the global motor-cycle division at BMW Group, Stephan Schaller is to take over as President & CEO of Voith with effect from April 1 2018, succeeding Dr Hubert Lienhard , who is retiring after 10 years as CEO and will join the company’s supervisory board. ...

  • Jochen Eickholt becomes Integration Manager for the Siemens-Alstom merger.
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    Eickholt to lead Siemens-Alstom integration

    2017-10-04T11:55:07Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The CEO of Siemens’ Mobility Division, Dr Jochen Eickholt, has been appointed Integration Manager to oversee the planned merger of Siemens' mobility business with Alstom, the company announced on October 4. He took up his new role with effect from October 1, following the announcement of the merger agreement ...

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    Piyush Goyal

    2017-10-02T13:06:18Z

    INDIA: Piyush Goyal has been named Minister of Railways and Minister of Coal, replacing Suresh Prabhu who relinquished the rail portfolio after a recent series of accidents and becomes Minister of Commerce & Industry.

  • Tiziano Onesti
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    Trenitalia leadership reshaped

    2017-09-26T14:07:15Z

    ITALY: Following the completion of a corporate restructuring programme and the consolidation of rail freight operations into Mercitalia, FS Group has appointed a new leadership team to run its national passenger business Trenitalia. With effect from the annual shareholder meeting on September 15, Tiziano Onesti has been named President, ...

  • CER Executive Director Libor Lochman (right) with newly-elected Chairman Crister Fritzson (left).
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    CER appoints Fritzson as Chairman

    2017-09-25T15:45:58Z

    EUROPE: CER named SJ CEO & President Crister Fritzson as its Chairman at its General Assembly in Gdańsk on September 25. Having served as Acting Chairman since February, Fritzson, who is also Chairman of the Association of Swedish Train Operators, will begin the two-year term immediately. He described ...