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    Andy Harrison


    Andy Harrison has joined Network Rail Consulting as Director of Signalling & Control Systems. A Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, he has previously worked for Invensys Rail, Ansaldo STS and Praxis Critical Systems.

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    Harrison to stay at CP


    E Hunter Harrison is to extend his term as Chief Executive at Canadian Pacific after agreeing an extension to his contract to June 2017, the company announced on May 7. Harrison had been appointed in June 2012 on a four-year contract to oversee the turnaround of the railway, and ...

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    XRL delay triggers MTR departures


    News that completion of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Kowloon Express Rail Link is to be delayed by at least two years has prompted the departure of two senior officials from MTR Corp. The company confirmed on April 28 that Projects Director TC Chew ...

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    Elia takes charge as FS reports successful year


    ITALY: RFI Chief Executive Michele Mario Elia has been nominated as the next Chief Executive of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, in succession to Mauro Moretti who was named head of the Finmeccanica group in April. The appointment was announced at the FS Group annual shareholders meeting in Roma on May ...

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    Stéphane Rambaud-Measson


    Stéphane Rambaud-Measson has been appointed Group Executive Vice-President at Faiveley Transport.

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    Jack Stephens


    Jack Stephens has taken up a one-year contract as Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. Deputy Executive Director since 2003, he was named Interim Executive Director in February, following the departure of Joseph Giulietti who has become President of New York commuter rail operator Metro-North ...

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    Atanas Maina


    Atanas Maina has been named Managing Director of Kenya Railways. He replaces Nduva Muli , who was appointed Principal Secretary for Transport in the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure last year.

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    TEN-T co-ordinators named


    The European Commission has named the 11 co-ordinators who will assist with implementing the revised TEN-T programme, which now focuses on nine trans-European transport corridors (RG 11.13 p8). Each route has a dedicated co-ordinator, and there are separate co-ordinators for ERTMS and the Motorways of the Sea. Existing ERTMS ...

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    Veronique Hakim


    Veronique Hakim has been selected to succeed James Weinstein as Executive Director of NJ Transit. Weinstein stood down on March 2 following criticism of the commuter rail operator’s readiness for February’s Super Bowl American football match, and its preparations for Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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    Antonín Prachar


    Antonín Prachar has been appointed Minister for Transport in the Czech Republic’s new coalition government.

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    Tim Jackson


    RATP Dev has appointed Tim Jackson as head of its new British Isles business unit, responsible for activities in the UK and Ireland which include operation and maintenance of Manchester Metrolink. A former Director of Angel Trains International, since 2010 he has been founder and managing partner of Steel ...

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    Yehuda Bar-On


    Yehuda Bar-On has succeeded Moshe Ben-Alon as General Manager of NTA, the company responsible for constructing a mass transit system in Tel Aviv.

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    Hans Schabert


    Hans Schabert , a former Group President of Siemens Transportation Systems, has been appointed CEO of Vossloh AG. He took up the post on April 1, following the resignations of former CEO Werner Andree and Chief Operating Officer Norbert Schiedeck . Volker Schenk and Oliver Schuster have ...

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    JR Central names Chairman


    JR Central has announced that its current President Yoshiomi Yamada (left) is to become Chairman of the company with effect from April 1. He will succeed Yoshiyuki Kasai (centre), who becomes Chairman Emeritus, and will in turn be replaced as President by the railway’s current Executive Vice-President Koei ...

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    Linda Bohlinger


    A former Executive Director at commuter rail agency Tri-Rail, Linda Bohlinger has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Los Angeles office as Principal Consultant.

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    Joanna Whittington


    The UK’s Office of Rail Regulation has named Joanna Whittington as Director of Railway Markets & Economics; she joins from utilities regulator Ofgem.

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    Fritz Rössig


    Fritz Rössig (left) has joined greater Braunschweig public transport authority ZGB as Director of Transport Services, a role he takes over from Managing Director Hennig Brandes (right). Rössig’s main task will be to oversee the tendering and enhancement of the Diesel-Netz Niedersachsen Süd Ost regional rail network.

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    Carsten Hinne


    Previously responsible for logistics and intermodal traffic at DB Schenker Rail UK, Carsten Hinne took over as head of the freight operator’s European chemicals business on January 1.

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    Joseph Giulietti


    With effect from February 1, Joseph Giulietti replaces Howard Permut as President of US commuter railroad Metro-North. Giulietti was previously Executive Director of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

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    Kirby to lead HS2 construction


    Network Rail’s Managing Director, Infrastructure Projects, Simon Kirby is to join UK high speed rail promoter HS2 Ltd in June as the project edges closer towards the delivery phase. Kirby will join HS2 Ltd in June before taking over as Chief Executive, Construction, in September. Reporting to Kirby, current ...