New director of Rail System at UIC

Marc Antoni resigns as UIC’s director of Rail System after five years of office. He is succeeded by the Frenchman Christian Chavanel. It is the second notable job shift at the international railway company this year.

Chavanel previously worked at the French railway company SNCF, where he was Interoperability and standardisation director until this summer. In total, Chavanel has more than thirty years of experience in the rail sector with international project development, project management, operational management, maintenance, safety, standardisation, and legislation and regulations.

Technical department

UIC Rail System is the UIC department that deals with the technical aspects of rail improvement. This includes energy management, rolling stock, telecom, signals, interaction between train and rail, infrastructure, asset management and operational matters. UIC Rail System supports the UIC Rail Forum which consists of six sectors that work on a seamless connection between the train and other modalities. A total of 150 experts are involved in the activities of the UIC Rail System and are working on 78 different projects.

UIC also has a new director since July this year: Francois Davenne. The organisation represents the railway sector at a global level. It is actively involved in innovation projects, research and the interoperability of the railways.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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