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"That is it, the jigsaw is complete," said Nicolas Petrovic, who will step down from his role before the full launch and move to Siemens France to become its president on March 1.
Morson said that the acquisition strengthens its position in North America and in sectors such as power, telecommunications and engineering. 
Hector Rail's CEO has decided to step down due to personal reasons, prompting the freight operator into an immediate search for his successor. Joakim Landholm said that he's chosen to leave the company for personal reasons but will remain in...
ÖBB, Austria's national rail infrastructure owner and operator, will train a record number of apprentices this year.
Phil Verster, a former managing director of Network Rail in London North East and for the ScotRail Alliance, has been appointed the new president and CEO of Canadian transport agency Metrolinx.

London’s Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) is to expand and fulfil a national role at the cutting edge of Britain’s burgeoning rail engineering industry. Set up in 2011 to support the urgent training needs of the Crossrail project, TUCA has been transferred over to TfL which has signed a contract with Prospects College of […]

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For a day in March, International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship week coincided, giving much-needed prominence to two recurring areas of debate for the rail industry. Both events have been whole-heartedly embraced by rail companies but what practical steps are being taken to match this enthusiasm? Network Rail used International Women’s Day to highlight the […]

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Students go loco

Twelve teams of student engineers will compete to build the best locomotive at this year’s Railway Challenge held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at the Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, this July. Teams include: • University of Birmingham • Bombardier/Derby University • Brunel University • FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences • […]

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Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to replace Crossrail at the head of the TUCA tunnelling academy in Ilford. TfL, which has signed a contract with Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) to run the facility, said it will use...

Year of the apprentice

In striving to raise the number and standard of apprentices, the rail industry has inadvertently made 2016 the Year of the Apprentice. This first became clear at the start of the year with an announcement backing the creation of 30,000 apprentices in transport over the next few years and plans to write apprenticeship targets into procurement […]

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