All InnoTrans articles – Page 12

  • Mobile technology offers new ways for transport operators to communicate with passengers (Photo: DB/Gustavo Alabiso).

    From real-time data to train interiors


    INNOTRANS: Ticketing, telematics, digital data communications and passenger information systems will be amongst the topics to be highlighted in the Public Transport-themed section of InnoTrans 2014. Increasingly widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers opens up new possibilities for communicating with and streamlining processes for passengers and transport ...

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    Dedicated Career & Education Hall at InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: The dedicated Career & Education Hall at InnoTrans 2014 will enable companies from across the rail sector to target, contact and inspire potential recruits. The last exhibition attracted around 2000 students from many countries, including Sweden, Russia, South Korea, Japan and China. Focal point of the hall, ...

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    Suppliers join forces at InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: There will be 39 combined stands bringing together groups of national and regional suppliers at InnoTrans 2014. Japanese suppliers will once again be occupying an entire hall, while the new CityCube Berlin hall will feature national displays by groups of suppliers from South Korea, Switzerland and Sweden. The ...

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    China Railway Pavilion at InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: More than 20 Chinese companies will be exhibiting together in the China Railway Pavilion at InnoTrans 2014. These will include the leading suppliers in sectors including rolling stock, train interiors and signalling and control systems. The China Railway Pavilion is being organized by the China Academy of Railway ...

  • Many railways see potential growth in the catering sector (Photo: SNCF).

    Potential growth in the rail catering sector


    INNOTRANS: Many railways see potential growth in the catering sector, which is worth around €1bn a year according to Roger Williams, President of the International Rail Catering Group. InnoTrans 2014 is strengthening its focus on this business, with a new theme of 'Travel Catering & Comfort'. Galley kitchen specialists ...

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    10th InnoTrans draws new exhibitors


    INNOTRANS: More than 200 first-time exhibitors will be participating in the 10th InnoTrans trade fair, which takes place in Berlin on September 23-26. Once again, InnoTrans has attracted a high proportion of international exhibitors, including a joint US pavilion organised by the Railway Engineering & Maintenance Suppliers Association which will ...

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    Keep it clean at InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: Around 20 international exhibitors will be showing rolling stock and station cleaning products at InnoTrans 2014. These will range from train and tram washing installations, to vacuum cleaners and water treatment equipment. US company Cleaning Systems Inc will be exhibiting at InnoTrans for the first time. 'We believe ...

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    InnoTrans bookings hit an all-time high


    INNOTRANS: Organiser Messe Berlin reports that bookings for the InnoTrans rail industry trade fair have reached an 'all time high' for the 2014 event. More than half of the 200 first-time exhibitors will be from outside Germany. The previous InnoTrans held in September 2012 featured 2 515 exhibitors from 49 ...

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    US industry doubles presence for InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: The number of US exhibitors at InnoTrans 2012 was more than doubled that of InnoTrans 2008 and will be even larger at the InnoTrans 2014, which is to be held place at Berlin ExpoCenter City on September 23-26. The Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers Association, Railway Supply Institute, Railway Systems ...

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    CityCube Berlin to be part of InnoTrans 2014


    INNOTRANS: The CityCube Berlin multi-purpose trade fair, conference and event hall is to be used to provide two extra 6 000 m 2 exhibition floors for InnoTrans 2014, which will be held at Messe Berlin's ExpoCenter City site on September 23-26 2014. CityCube Berlin is currently under construction on ...

  • GE Transportation/Tulomsas PowerHaul diesel locomotive at InnoTrans 2012.

    Turkish PowerHaul order expected as demonstrator arrives in UK


    INTERNATIONAL: Turkish company Tülomsas is hoping to sign a contract by the end of this year to supply state railway TCDD with 20 European-profile GE Transportation PowerHaul locomotives. The first European-profile PH37ACai PowerHaul was the highlight of GE Transportation's presence at InnoTrans last month. It was assembled by Tülomsas from ...

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    InnoTrans 2012 sets new records


    INNOTRANS: Growing international participation helped drive a 19% growth in the number of trade visitors at this year's InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Well over half of the extra visitors came from abroad, with attendees from 30 more countries than at InnoTrans 2010. 'This year InnoTrans successfully represented itself ...

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    Iranian diesel locomotive planned


    IRAN: Industrial group MAPNA is developing plans for a domestically designed and manufactured diesel locomotive. At InnoTrans, Dr Reza Javaheri of MAPNA's Railway Transportation Division told Railway Gazette International that production could begin once the company completes 150 locomotives to a Siemens design which are being assembled under licence. ...

  • Vossloh 'Desert Hawk' passenger locomotive mock-up on show at InnoTrans 2012.

    Desert Hawk passenger locomotive mock-up on show


    INNOTRANS: Vossloh Rail Vehicles displayed a mock-up of the front end of a 'Desert Hawk' passenger locomotive concept which it has developed in response to recent and expected future calls for tenders in the Middle East, including a reported joint venture with CAF for Saudi Arabia. The proposed locomotive would ...

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    MTU to supply diesel powerpacks for Intercity Express Programme


    UK: Hitachi Rail Europe has named MTU as preferred bidder for the supply of 250 underfloor powerpacks for its Super Express fleet of 200 km/h inter-city trains, which are expected to enter traffic from 2017 under the UK government’s Intercity Express Programme. Having provided an engine for test bench ...

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    Netinera orders 63 regional trains from Alstom


    GERMANY: Regional rail operator Netinera signed an order for 63 Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units at InnoTrans on September 19. The contract is worth almost €300m and includes 45 Lint 54 DMUs with 160 seats, and 18 Lint 81 units offering 270 seats. The DMUs will enter traffic from December ...

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    Bombardier to assemble EMD locomotives for southeast Asia


    INDIA: An agreement for Bombardier Transportation’s Savli rolling stock factory in Vadodara to assemble diesel locomotives for Electro-Motive Diesel customers in southeast Asia and the Pacific region was announced at InnoTrans on September 19. Bombardier will produce components including underframes and bogies as well as assembling the locomotives. However, Bombardier ...

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    DB signs DMU framework deals with Pesa


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has signed two framework contracts with Polish manufacturer Pesa to build up to 470 DMUs for regional and local services. The deals were inked at the InnoTrans exhibition on September 19 by Dr Volker Kefer, DB’s Board Member for Technology & Infrastructure, Ulrich Homburg, Board Member ...

  • KTZ and GE Transportation signed a contract for 110 Evolution series passenger locomotives at InnoTrans on September 19.

    GE Transportation enters the 1520 passenger market


    KAZAKHSTAN : National railway KTZ and GE Transportation signed a contract for 110 Evolution series passenger locomotives at InnoTrans on September 19. The diesel locomotives are to be based on the successful TE33A freight locomotives used in Kazakhstan. Modifications for passenger service will include raising the maximum speed to ...