Airy Magnien

  • UIC
  • Passenger stations in their geographic context
  • Solutions for integrated mobility
Airy MAGNIEN, b. 1957, graduated in engineering sciences and physics. After a brief but significant stay with the French Cavalry, he joined the railway world in 1984, first with SNCF (French National Railways), then SYSTRA (railway consultancy). Initially managing rolling stock maintenance, then purchasing and design, he progressively extended his activities to electromechanical engineering for high speed rail projects in Korea, and system engineering for Taiwan High Speed Rail. This is where he contracted the economic virus, resulting into following assignments with the Strategy Dept. of SNCF, then with the European Railway Agency as the head of the Economic Evaluation Unit. With UIC since 2013, he manages the "Data, Statistics and Economics Unit" and participates actively in UIC or European projects regarding railway system modelling and data exchange. His major concern is objective representation of the railway system and its environment, as seen from very different points of view: the technicians', the geographers', the economists' or the politicians'.