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FS appoints new board including Battisti as CEO ITALIAN State Railways (FS) confirmed the appointment of a new board of directors during its shareholders meeting on July 30, including Mr Gianluigi Vittorio Catelli as chairman, while shareholders have recommended that the board appoint Mr Gianfranco Battisti as CEO.
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THE United States Congress is moving towards a one-year ban on the use of federal funding for the purchase rolling stock from Chinese government-owned or subsidised companies, according to Mr Jeff Davis, senior fellow at...
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THE Italian Transport Authority (ART), headed by Mr Andrea Camanzi, issued infrastructure manager Italian Railway Network (RFI) with a €620,000 fine on August 2 for discriminatory behaviour in the sanctioning of operation at speeds exceeding...
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THE project director of Hong Kong’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) has resigned and MTR CEO Mr Lincoln Leong Kwokkuen is to retire early in the wake of recent issues with the construction of the...
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THE creation of customs zones at British rail freight terminals could help to mitigate the impact of Brexit on international rail freight operations, according to proposals unveiled by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) on August...
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Dr Róbert Homolya was announced as the new CEO of Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) on August 2. Homolya was earlier responsible for transport oversight and development. He has been a governmental commissioner since 2015 and state...
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THE European Commission (EC) approved on July 27 a German scheme to support rail companies that invest in energy efficiency technologies which it says will promote the shift of freight traffic from road to rail...
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ITALIAN State Railways (FS) confirmed the appointment of a new board of directors during its shareholders meeting on July 30, including Mr Gianluigi Vittorio Catelli as chairman, while shareholders have recommended that the board appoint...
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THE board of Italian State Railways (FS) issued a statement on July 27 refuting the claim on July 25 by Italy’s minister of infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli, that it had not followed its...
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ITALY’s new right-wing coalition government of the Five Star Movement and the League parties, which came into office on June 1, is starting to turn its attention to rail transport. The government’s first significant act...
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ITALY’s new minister for infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli, announced on Facebook on July 25 that he has signed a decree dismissing the entire board of Italian State Railways (FS) including CEO, Mr Renato...

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