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FS CEO Mazzoncini elected UIC chairman DURING its general assembly held this week in St Petersburg, the International Union of Railways (UIC) unanimously selected Mr Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), as its new chairman for the two-year term from 2017-2018.
pro-rail-alliance-attacks-plans-to-approve-gigaliners-in-germany
GERMANY’s Pro-Rail Alliance has launched a stinging attack on a draft regulation issued by federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt allowing the unrestricted use of longer road freight vehicles or Gigaliners, which pose a threat...
british-transport-secretary-seeks-limited-reintegration
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has announced changes to the way the railway is run in England which he says will improve the reliability of rail services. The plan calls for the...
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DURING its general assembly held this week in St Petersburg, the International Union of Railways (UIC) unanimously selected Mr Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), as its new chairman for the two-year term...
trump-nominates-elaine-chao-as-transportation-secretary
PRESIDENT-elect of the United States Mr Donald Trump has nominated Ms Elaine Chao as his administration’s secretary of transportation.   Chao previously served as a deputy secretary of transportation and director of the Peace Corps during the...
german-rail-industry-sets-out-priorities-for-next-federal-government
AHEAD of the German national elections in 2017, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) and seven other railway associations have put forward three policy initiatives designed to boost rail traffic. The first initiative, Deutschland-Takt, calls for...
thales-to-sell-its-fare-collection-business
THALES has entered into exclusive negotiations with Latour Capital, a private equity firm, with a view to selling its transport ticketing and revenue collection, road tolling and car park management business. Thales says the divestment plan,...
high-expectations-for-shift2rail-research-initiative
SPEAKING at the Shift2Rail Lighthouse mid-term event in Brussels on November 17, Mr Michael Baldwin, who was appointed in July as deputy director general of the European Commission’s DG Move, said: “Our ambitions are bold...
ec-opens-antitrust-investigation-against-czech-railways
THE European Commission (EC) has opened an investigation into Czech Railways (ČD) following allegations that the railway breached EU antitrust laws by charging for services below their cost with the aim of shutting out competition...
us-rail-associations-set-out-priorities-for-trump-and-congress
FOLLOWING the election of Donald Trump as US president-elect and Mike Pence as vice-president-elect together with the new Congress, three railway associations have set out their priorities for the new administration.Mr Edward Hamberger, president and...
uic-to-promote-rail-as-a-solution-at-cop22
THE International Union of Railways (UIC) is set to participate in seven events at this weekend’s COP22 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech to highlight rail’s role as part of the solution to climate...