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    Katie Farmer to head BNSF


    BNSF has named Kathryn M Farmer as its next President & Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1 2021.

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    Chris Burchell to leave Arriva to join the energy sector


    Chris Burchell tells Rail Business UK why he has decided to leave Arriva, and his thoughts on the future of the rail industry.

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    Government told to appoint permanent Prasa board as ridership decline continues


    SOUTH AFRICA: Badisa Matshego was appointed as the de facto head of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the national finance ministry on September 1, joining the embattled passenger operator from airport management company ACSA. Matshego arrived as Accounting Officer following the annulment of the appointment ...

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    SNCF veteran Damas to lead Eurostar as restructuring looms


    EUROPE: On September 4 the management board of Voyages SNCF announced the selection of Jacques Damas to succeed Mike Cooper as Chief Executive of Eurostar, in which the French national operator holds a 55% majority stake. Damas is an SNCF veteran whose career with the state railway ...

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    NRE Chief Executive Steven Beal dies


    USA: National Railway Equipment Corp announced on July 16 that its CEO Steven L Beal had died suddenly at his home in Ladue, Missouri, on July 11, adding that the employee-owned business was ‘devastated by this tremendous loss’.

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    Michael Peter to be sole CEO of Siemens Mobility as Sabrina Soussan steps down


    SIEMENS MOBILITY: Michael Peter is to be the sole Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Mobility with effect from July 10, with co-CEO Sabrina Soussan leaving at her own request. Soussan has been appointed as CEO of Swiss access control and security technology company Dormakaba Holding with effect ...

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    NS streamlines strategic planning as Scheib steps down


    USA: Norfolk Southern has announced a number of organisational changes following the departure of Executive Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer John Scheib on June 1.

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    Jeantet ousted from Keolis over ‘strategic differences’


    FRANCE: Former SNCF Réseau chief executive Patrick Jeantet has been dismissed as Chairman of Groupe Keolis with immediate effect, the company’s Supervisory Board announced on June 2. A new Executive Committee has been formed to oversee the business pending the appointment of a successor.

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    Five senior appointments at embattled Prasa


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger operator Prasa announced a management reshuffle on May 29, when Administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo announced five senior appointments. Nosipho Damasane becomes Chief Executive of Prasa Rail, while Hishaam Emeran is named CEO of engineering business Prasa Technical. Neil Roesch heads road transport subsidiary Autopax; ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Andy Byford to become London’s next Transport Commissioner


    UK: The former President & Chief Executive Officer of New York City Transit Authority Andy Byford is to return to the UK as the next Commissioner of Transport for London, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 27.

  • c2c is working with IBM to bring Trenitalia's PICO multi-channel and medium-independent ticket retailing technology to the UK market.
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    Campbell to head ARTC as Fullerton steps down


    AUSTRALIA: Mark Campbell has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Australian Rail Track Corp with effect from May 1, succeeding John Fullerton, who is stepping down after more than 40 years in the rail industry and nine years leading the interstate infrastructure manager.

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    Bruce Evans


    It is with sadness that we report that Bruce Evans, our correspondent and contributor in South Africa, died on March 19.

  • Dr Josef Theurer, founder and long-standing CEO of track maintenance machine manufacturer Plasser & Theurer, died on March 19 at the age of 91.

    Dr Josef Theurer


    AUSTRIA: Dr Josef Theurer, founder and long-standing CEO of track maintenance machine manufacturer Plasser & Theurer, died on March 19 at the age of 91. Dr Theurer established Plasser & Theurer with Franz Plasser in 1953 and built up the business over the following six decades, to ...

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    SJ picks inclusion specialist as next Chief Executive


    SWEDEN: State-owned passenger operator SJ AB has appointed Monica Lingegård as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from August 17. She will replace Crister Fritzson, who stepped down earlier this year to become CEO of media and communications equipment supplier Net Insight AB.

  • Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets
    Rail Business UK

    Zipabout targets European growth with passenger information platform


    UK: Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets with its Passenger Connect platform, having completed a £1·35m funding round and appointed Crispin Humm as Chief Business Development Officer. Currently used by National Rail Enquiries, LNER and ScotRail, Passenger Connect ...

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    William J Flynn named as next Amtrak CEO


    USA: Amtrak has appointed William J Flynn as its next President & Chief Executive Officer, the national passenger operator announced on March 2.

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    Matthä to head CER as Fritzson steps down


    EUROPE: Austrian Federal Railways’ CEO Andreas Matthä was elected as Acting Chair of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies at its meeting on January 20.

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    Farandou reshapes SNCF leadership team


    FRANCE: A new management structure for the ‘unified’ SNCF group was unveiled by President & CEO Jean-Pierre Farandou on January 16, following the first board meeting of the national railway group since the 2018 reforms came into effect on January 1.

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    Infrabel CEO nominated to head SNCF Réseau


    FRANCE: The current head of Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel, Luc Lallemand, has been nominated as the next head of French infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, subject to approval by regulatory authority ART (formerly Arafer). At its meeting on January 7, the SNCF Réseau board reportedly endorsed the ...