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    New Rail Baltica board appointed


    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


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Bombardier Transportation appoints UK region president


    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


    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


    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, ...


    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group CEO to stay on


    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


    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.

    ERFA Secretary General appointed at an ‘exciting moment’


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    New leadership at Bombardier Transportation


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    CN Chief Executive leaves


    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 ...