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  • The Swiss Federal Railways board has appointed Vincent Ducrot as CEO with effect from April 1 2020.
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    Vincent Ducrot named next SBB Chief Executive

    2019-12-10T16:11:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Swiss Federal Railways board has appointed Vincent Ducrot as CEO with effect from April 1 2020. He will succeed Andreas Meyer, who is stepping down at the end of March. SBB said 57-year old Ducrot knows Switzerland’s public transport sector very well. He has ...

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    ‘Romance’ of rail can mitigate skills crisis

    2019-12-05T09:34:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The rail sector needs to embrace rapid changes in workplace expectations in order to overcome a looming demographic crisis, delegates at the AusRail conference in Sydney heard on December 4.

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    New ERFA President calls for a ‘truly European and competitive’ freight market

    2019-11-22T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: BLS Cargo CEO Dirk Stahl was elected as President of the European Rail Freight Association at its board meeting on November 20. Maciej Gladyga, director of Poland’s Land Transport Chamber of Commerce, was elected as Vice-President of the organisation which represents new entrants to the freight ...

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    Doll to leave DB as Arriva sale falters

    2019-11-19T12:35:00Z

    Photo: Deutsche Bahn AG/Pablo Castagnola GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced that Alexander Doll, Board Member for Finance, Freight Traffic Logistics, will leave the business on December 31. Doll’s departure was agreed on November 18 at an extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board. A new ...

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    Patrick Jeantet returns to Keolis

    2019-11-05T17:23:00Z

    FRANCE: Currently Chairman CEO of national infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, Patrick Jeantet is to return to Keolis Group next year as Executive Chairman, succeeding former Chief Executive Jean-Pierre Farandou who took over as President of SNCF on November 1. Announcing the appointment ...

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    New Rail Baltica board appointed

    2019-10-16T11:39:00Z

    EUROPE: A new supervisory board for Rail Baltica project promotor RB Rail AS was approved by the national shareholders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on October 15. The RB Rail AS joint venture is registered in Latvia, where commercial law requires a new supervisory board to ...

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    ​Richard Hope, OBE

    2019-10-15T11:50:00Z

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on October 14 of Richard Hope, at the age of 85, following several years of ill health. He worked for the Railway Gazette Group for 50 years, serving as Editor of Railway Gazette International ...

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    Bombardier Transportation appoints UK region president

    2019-10-11T04:00:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation has appointed Matt Byrne as President of its UK Region and Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. He replaces Phil Hufton who has decided to step down for personal reasons, but has agreed to stay for a short period to ensure a smooth handover. ...

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    DB Netz reshapes management board

    2019-09-30T09:02:00Z

    DB CEO Richard Lutz launched the ‘Strong Rail’ strategy in June. GERMANY: Currently Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bahn AG, Christian Gruß is to become Managing Director for Sales Timetabling at DB Netz with effect from October 1. The appointment forms part of ...

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    Fritzson re-elected as CER looks ahead

    2019-09-25T15:24:00Z

    CER Chairman Crister Fritzson and Executive Director Libor Lochman EUROPE: SJ AB President CEO Crister Fritzson has been re-elected as Chairman of the Community of European Railway Infrastructure Companies, following the CER General Assembly in Gdańsk on September 23. Fritzson, ...

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    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF

    2019-09-19T10:37:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis chief executive Jean-Pierre Farandou has been nominated as the next President of SNCF, with effect from the end of this year. He will succeed Guillaume Pepy , who had previously announced his intention not to seek a new mandate after more than a decade ...

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    LB Foster boosts Rail division

    2019-09-11T13:07:00Z

    LB FOSTER: Rail infrastructure, engineering and technology specialist LB Foster has announced a series of management changes in its Rail division. Greg Lippard Greg Lippard has been named Vice-President, Rail. In addition to his responsibilities for the Rail Distribution, Allegheny Rail Products and Transit ...

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    Rovana Plumb nominated as European Commissioner for Transport

    2019-09-10T14:57:00Z

    EUROPE: Rovana Plumb was nominated as European Commissioner for Transport by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on September 10. Plumb is a Social Democratic Party (PSD) member of the Romanian and European parliaments. She has almost two decades of experience in politics, serving as Romania’s ...

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    Plasser appoints COO and CTO

    2019-09-09T16:15:00Z

    PLASSER THEURER: As part of an ongoing organisational restructuring which has already seen the appointment of new Finance and Sales executives, Plasser Theurer Export von Bahnbaumaschinen, GmbH has appointed two executives to lead the design and production of its track maintenance machines. Daniel ...

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    Rail Delivery Group CEO to stay on

    2019-09-04T16:11:00Z

    UK: Paul Plummer is to stay on as Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group rather than go ahead with plans to retire which he had announced in May. On September 3 RDG said that despite attracting a ‘strong’ field of candidates to succeed Plummer, ...

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    Prof Dr Peter Winter

    2019-09-02T13:09:00Z

    Peter Winter, former project manager of Bahn 2000 at Swiss Federal Railways and a leading proponent of the European Train Control System, has died at the age of 76, following a long illness. Winter studied electrical engineering at ETH Zürich, and received his doctorate in 1973 ...

  • Conor Feighan is Secretary General of the European Rail Freight Association.
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    ERFA Secretary General appointed at an ‘exciting moment’

    2019-08-29T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Conor Feighan became Secretary General of the European Rail Freight Association on August 26, succeeding Acting Secretary General Carole Coune. Feighan has joined ERFA from the FEPORT association which represents terminal operators and private port companies. He has had previous roles at the European Parliament and the European ...

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    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 ...

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    Davenne takes over at UIC

    2019-06-26T09:13:03Z

    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 since the organisation was ...

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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 ...