GTR has announced a variety of internal promotions and appointments across the company

Kicking off 2023, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – the operator for Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern – has announced a variety of internal promotions and appointments across the company. Ralph Pidsley has taken on the role of Chief Financial...

HIMA Group acquires Sella Controls

Expansion of product and service portfolio for railway and process industries / Synergies for international growth / Continuity in strategy and management. The HIMA Group headquartered in Bruehl, Germany, which specialises in safety-related automation solutions, has acquired the UK system...

Hitachi Rail and Hitachi Europe appoint new executives

Hitachi, Ltd announced its annual executive update, which includes news that Andrew Barr, currently Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, will become the Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Regional Strategies (EMEA), and President of Hitachi Europe Ltd,...

Rail Baltica joint venture appoints new Chief Programme Management Officer

On 1 February 2023, Mr Thierry Boussillon joined RB Rail AS in the capacity of Chief Programme Management Officer and member of the Management Board. In his new position, Mr Boussillon will oversee coordination of the three Baltic countries cross...

Kier Group appoints new Chief People Officer

Kier Group plc announces that Louisa Finlay, currently Kier Construction’s Clients and Markets Managing Director, is appointed as Chief People Officer and will be part of the Group’s Executive Committee, with effect from 6 March 2023. Louisa will take...

Cairngorm Mountain Railway reopens tomorrow

Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Ltd (CMSL) will welcome the return of Scotland’s mountain railway to full operation on Thursday 26 January. Following significant engineering works and testing, the UK Department of Transport has issued safety certificates, enabling CMSL to bring...

Bob Pragada named CEO of Jacobs

The international consultancy, operations, and construction firm Jacobs has confirmed that Bob Pragada has been named chief executive officer effective from 24 January 2023. Pragada brings more than 30 years of global business leadership and military experience to Jacobs, including...

Network Rail and private consortium discuss telecoms upgrade deal

Network Rail is in exclusive discussions with a private sector consortium to enter a long-term partnership to upgrade its ageing telecoms infrastructure and improve connectivity across the UK in a deal that will result in significant savings for the...

National Express Group wins €1 Billion German rail contract

National Express Group PLC has announced that its National Express Rail GmbH business has won a contract worth €1 billion over the lifetime of the agreement to operate the RE1 and RE11 Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) lines in Germany to 2033. The...

BWB Consulting wins big at major industry awards

On 19 January, the Association of Consultancy & Engineering named Nottingham-based BWB Consulting as the Best UK Consultancy (large) at its annual Engineering & Consultancy Awards. The prestigious annual awards celebrate the best people, projects and companies from engineering consultancy...

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Scottish railway suppliers welcome the publication of rail funding for CP7 (April 2024 to March 2029)

RIA Scotland has today welcomed the publication of the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA)...