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United Kingdom: Former Amey CEO Mel Ewell appointed to HS2 Ltd board On 15 September it was confirmed that Mel Ewell, former CEO of engineering and infrastructure giant Amey, has been appointed to the Board of HS2 Ltd as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Ewell brings (...) Canada: VIA Rail President honoured by women and boards Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, the President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), received an award on September 14th during the Women and Boards recognition gala. He was honoured in the CEO (...) Kazakhstan: Kanat Kalievich Alpysbayev appointed new President of KTZ Kanat Kalievich Alpysbayev was born on 31 March 1972 in the city of Atbasar, Akmola region. He graduated from the Almaty Institute of Railway Engineers, the University of Kentucky (USA), Moscow (...) Belarus/Poland: Belarusian Railways and the Polish company PKP Intercity launch a Krakow-Warsaw-Grodno (...) Belarusian Railways and the Polish company PKP Intercity have launched a Krakow-Warsaw-Grodno rail service from 4 September. The route will be serviced by a Polish train that will run daily (...) Latvia: LDZ will play a leading role in attracting cargo to the Latvian transit corridor At the beginning of September in Riga, the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, Uldis Augulis and the Chief Executive Officer of Duisport, Erich Staake, in the presence of the Prime (...) Latvia: A prepared transportation tariff presented to China SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) and LDz Cargo loģistika LLC, together with a Russian, Belarus and Kazakhstan rail joint venture OTLK and a Belarusian railway logistics company BTLC, have developed a (...) China/Germany: DB Cargo and Chinese city of Hefei to collaborate on rail transports from China to (...) At the beginning of September, DB Cargo and the Hefei municipal government signed a memorandum of understanding. Both partners pledge to initiate rail freight transport from Hefei to Hamburg and (...) Russia: RZD Holding, Gazprombank and MasterCard implement joint project for students The Federal Passenger Company, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has signed a cooperation agreement with Gazprombank as part of the RZD Bonus development programme. The aim of the joint project (...) Kazakhstan: Operational locomotive depot opens rest house in Mangystau for locomotive (...) A new rest house for locomotive crews has opened in Mangystau, Kazakhstan for drivers and their assistants. There is a room with ten beds, a shower, dining room and WC. Following structural (...)
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