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  • Tom Hopkins Managing Director
    Rail Business UK

    Railway consultancy announces leadership changes


    UK: Tom Hopkins has been promoted to Managing Director of independent rolling stock, operations and commercial engineering consultancy IPEX Consulting, with founder Malcolm Wilson becoming Chair. IPEX Consulting was established in 2003 and as since undertaken projects in 19 countries, with clients including train operators, transport ...

  • Chris Gibb NR
    Rail Business UK

    Gibb to leave Scottish Rail Holdings citing political interference


    UK: Transport Scotland has confirmed that the current CEO of Scottish Rail Holdings, Chris Gibb, will leave his post when his fixed term contract comes to an end on March 31.

  • Senior Vice-President Transportation & Network Operations Paul Duncan is to become Chief Operating Officer of Norfolk Southern with effect from January 1.

    Norfolk Southern names next Chief Operating Officer


    USA: Senior Vice-President Transportation & Network Operations Paul Duncan is to become Chief Operating Officer of Norfolk Southern with effect from January 1. He replaces Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn, who is stepping down at the end of this year after a 35-year ...

  • Jean Castex
    Metro Report International

    Former Prime Minister Jean Castex named RATP CEO


    FRANCE: The RATP supervisory board has confirmed the appointment of former Prime Minister Jean Castex as the new Chief Executive of the Paris transport operator, replacing Catherine Guillouard who stepped down at the end of September. Now 57 years old, Castex served as Prime Minister of ...

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    Metro Report International

    MBTA General Manager Poftak to step down


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak is to leave the Boston area transit agency in January.

  • Luc Lallemand

    Lallemand to step down as head of SNCF Réseau


    FRANCE: Luc Lallemand is to leave his role as President & Director-General of infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, the transport ministry confirmed on September 28.

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    Ford executive to take over at CSX


     USA: Joseph R Hinrichs has been appointed as the next President & Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corp, succeeding James M Foote with effect from September 26.

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    Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe CEO departs


    EUROPE: Eddie Aston has left Genesee & Wyoming Inc, where was Chief Executive Officer of the UK/Europe Region.

  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Photo: UK Parliament/CC BY 3.0)
    Rail Business UK

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan appointed as Secretary of State for Transport


    UK: Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Secretary of State for Transport in incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss’s cabinet on September 6. Trevelyan commented ‘transport is crucial to our lives — bringing people together, creating jobs and connecting the UK with the world. Looking forward to getting ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pride Pendolino (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast Managing Director to leave


    UK: Phil Whittingham is to step down as Managing Director of Avanti West Coast with effect from September 15 ‘in order to pursue other executive leadership opportunities’, the West Coast Main Line inter-city passenger operator’s parent company First Trenitalia announced on September 2. Whittingham joined Virgin ...

  • Catherine Guillouard (Photo: D Prost)
    Metro Report International

    Catherine Guillouard to leave RATP


    FRANCE: Catherine Guillouard is to step down as Chief Executive of RATP on September 30 for personal reasons, the Paris municipal transport operator announced on September 1. She will be replaced on a interim basis by Pierre-Alain Roche, who represents the French state on the RATP ...

  • he Stadler board has named Markus Bernsteiner as Group CEO with effect from January 1 2023.

    Stadler names next Group CEO


    INTERNATIONAL: The Stadler board has named Markus Bernsteiner as Group CEO with effect from January 1 2023. He has worked for Stadler since 1999 and is currently Deputy Group CEO, Executive Vice-President of the Switzerland Division and manages the plants in Bussnang and St Margrethen as ...

  • Eurostar and Thalys

    Eurostar Group names next CEO and targets 30 million passengers within 10 years


    EUROPE: Gwendoline Cazenave has been appointed as CEO of Eurostar Group with effect from October 1. She will succeed Jacques Damas, who has been CEO of Eurostar since October 2020 and CEO of Eurostar Group since it was formed as the holding company for Eurostar and ...

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    Peru’s ‘Señor Tren’ joins Railroad Development Corp


    INTERNATIONAL: Railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corp has appointed Dr Juan de Dios Olaechea as Managing Director, International Business Development, with initial target markets of Latin America and worldwide mining-related opportunities.

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    Amtrak President appointed


    USA: Amtrak President & CEO Stephen Gardner has announced the separation of the roles, with Roger Harris to become President from July 5. Gerhard Williams will become Executive Vice-President, Service Delivery & Operations. ‘Amtrak has entered an exciting new era of growth and development, with more ...

  • Yoshiyuki Kasai

    JR Central Chairman Emeritus Kasai dies aged 81


    JAPAN: Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman Emeritus of Central Japan Railway, has died at the age of 81. Kasai was instrumental in the break-up and part privatisation of Japanese National Railways in 1987. He wrote a detailed personal account of the process in a book entitled Japanese National ...

  • Impression of Texas Central high speed line between Dallas and Houston.

    Texas Central ‘open for business’ despite departure of CEO Carlos Aguilar


    USA: On June 22 Dallas – Houston high speed railway promoter Texas Central told Railway Gazette International that it ‘remains open for business under its new management, is continuing to seek further investment, and is moving forward with the development of this high speed train’. This ...

  • Berthold Huber

    Huber and Sandvoß to lead DB Netz


    GERMANY: The current DB AG board member for Passenger Transport, Berthold Huber, has been selected as the next head of the group’s infrastructure business, following the departure of Ronald Pofalla at the end of April. Huber’s appointment as board member Infrastructure was proposed by DB CEO ...

  • Leo Express

    Peter Köhler becomes Leo Express CEO again


    EUROPE: Shareholder RENFE has announced the appointment of Peter Köhler as CEO of central European open access and contract passenger operator Leo Express, a return to the position he held until the end of 2019. Pavel Spilka was appointed CEO in early 2020, since when Köhler ...

  • Merritt Becker

    National Railway Equipment Co’s CEO gets ready to make some noise


    USA: Merritt Becker has been appointed as CEO of new and remanufactured locomotive, marine and power equipment supplier National Railway Equipment Co with effect from June 1. Becker succeeds Steven L Beal who died suddenly in 2020 at the age of 46, 10 years after having ...