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  • Fret SNCF train (Photo Jérémie Anne)

    Rail Logistics Europe restructures ahead of Fret SNCF breakup


    FRANCE: SNCF’s freight and logistics division Rail Logistics Europe has announced a series of leadership changes in preparation for the breakup of Fret SNCF. Following an investigation by the European Commission into potentially illegal state aid for the ailing rail freight operator, the Ministry of Transport ...

  • Angie Doll
    Rail Business UK

    Go-Ahead appoints rail strategy leader and new head of Govia Thameslink Railway


    UK: Patrick Verwer has been appointed Rail CEO at international rail and bus operator The Go-Ahead Group from the end of November. Angie Doll will succeed him as CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway, which Go-Ahead operates though a 65:35 joint venture with Keolis. Verwer will oversee ...

  • Korail CEO Moon Hee Han

    Incoming Korail President & CEO sets out five goals


    SOUTH KOREA: Incoming President & CEO of national operator Korea Railroad Corp Moon Hee Han has set out five goals for the organisation, covering safety, sustainable financial stability, a better customer experience based on IT, building core competency and change management. Appointed for a three-year term, ...

  • UP Jim Vena

    Union Pacific CEO appointed


    USA: Jim Vena has been appointed as CEO of Union Pacific Corp with effect from August 14, succeeding Lance Fritz who is stepping down as Chairman, President & CEO. Vena has more than 40 years of industry experience at Canadian National, and is returning to Union ...

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    Dedicated ARTC subsidiary to lead Inland Rail project


    AUSTRALIA: Infrastructure manager Australian Rail Track Corp has established a dedicated subsidiary to take responsibility for the 1 700 km Inland Rail freight corridor linking Melbourne and Brisbane, following a highly critical review of the project. Announcing the restructuring on July 7, federal Minister for Infrastructure, ...

  • UTY Zufar Narzullayev

    Acting head of Uzbekistan’s national railway appointed


    UZBEKISTAN: The government has appointed Zufar Narzullayev as Acting Chair of national railway UTY. He replaces Husnutdin Khosilov, who was removed after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said there had been a lack of investment and is a shortage of freight wagons. Hikmatilla Rakhmetov has been appointed First ...

  • Andy Lord
    Metro Report International

    Focus on funding as Andy Lord appointed London Transport Commissioner


    UK: Current interim Transport Commissioner for London Andy Lord has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis, following an international search for candidates. The appointment announced on June 7 was made by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan under authority delegated by the Transport for ...

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    In depth

    Interview: Creating a sustainable global player


    Giuseppe Marino rejoined Hitachi Rail as Group CEO at the start of April. In his first interview with the railway trade press, he reflects on the company’s strategic challenges in the evolving rail market and outlines his priorities to Nick Kingsley.

  • Via Rail Siemens trainset

    VIA Rail President & CEO appointed


    CANADA: Mario Péloquin has been named as the next President & CEO of national passenger train operator VIA Rail. Péloquin’s five-year term starts on June 12. He will succeed Martin Landry, who took over the role of President & CEO on an interim basis after Cynthia ...

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    In depth

    Interview: Rail Cargo Austria adapts to a challenging environment


    Ongoing disruption to global supply chains and the war in Ukraine have impacted on Rail Cargo Group in recent months, but the ÖBB freight operator sees emerging opportunities in southeast Europe, as Chief Executive Officer Clemens Först explains to Toma Bačić.

  • Phil Eng
    Metro Report International

    Phillip Eng named MBTA General Manager


    USA: State Governor Maura T Healey has announced the appointment of Phillip Eng as General Manager of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from April 10. Interim General Manager Jeff Gonneville will remain with MBTA and assist with the transition. Eng has nearly 40 years of experience in ...

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    Genesee & Wyoming appoints Tim Shoveller as UK/Europe CEO


    EUROPE: Genesee & Wyoming Inc has appointed Tim Shoveller as CEO of its UK/Europe operations.

  • Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport within the Ministry of Transport

    Rail secretariat chief appointed


    BRAZIL: Minister of Transport Renan Filho has appointed Leonardo Cezar Ribeiro to head the newly-established Secretariat for Rail Transport.

  • 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.