DeFazio to STB: Reject CN/KCS Voting Trust

DeFazio said the merger “will exacerbate U.S. job losses from cross-border trade agreements that prioritize profits over people and inflict harm on worker’s rights, consumer safety and the environment.”
USA

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Bowers Joins Hatch LTK

USA
Bowers, Chief Operating Officer of Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) for the past six years, brings 13 years of transit experience to Hatch LTK.

NS: GHG Emissions Targets Greenlighted

Asian Rail News
Validation from SBTi—a joint initiative of CDP, UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature—“confirms that the company’s target is consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels,” NS reported on July 26.

Africa: Traxtion eyes growth potential

Africa
New investment opportunities are opening up in the African rail sector, and as the continent’s largest private freight operator Traxtion wants to lead the charge, CEO James Holley tells Chris Jackson.

Vossloh expands in the Netherlands with acquisition of ETS Spoor

Europe
Vossloh signed an agreement to acquire ETS Spoor on July 26, saying the rail infrastructure component and services company is an ‘established and leading’ business in the ‘technologically sophisticated and highly innovative’ Dutch market where Vossloh sees ‘outstanding’ growth prospects.

Brno selects ‘grand and human, monumental and tangible’ design for new main station

Europe
The city of Brno has selected a team of Benthem Crouwel Architects and urban design company West 8 as the winner of an international competition to design a new main station in the Trnitá urban redevelopment area. Completion is envisaged in 2032-35 at a cost of €1·8bn.

TfL needs a further £500m in government support

UK
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) requires a further £500m in government support to meet a shortfall in the current financial year, the transport authority announced on July 27.

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