All InnoTrans articles – Page 13

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    Full showground beats all records


    INNOTRANS: ‘Despite a stagnating global economy InnoTrans 2012 has expanded and set new records’, said Chief Operating Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH Dr Christian Göke at a pre-opening press conference on September 17. Two ‘sonic walls’ had been breached, he said, revealing that InnoTrans 2012 occupied the entire showground ...

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    Encapsulating the global rail industry


    INNOTRANS: With more than 2400 exhibitors from 47 countries taking part, the InnoTrans trade fair being held at the Messe Berlin exhibition centre on September 18-21 will provide an unparalleled showcase for the world’s railway industry. The theme for this year’s show is ‘The Future of Mobility’, and as ...

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    Lighter on site


    ROBEL: At this year’s InnoTrans, Robel will introduce its 34.02 clipping machine with a petrol engine and Fastclip and e–clip fastening modules. The clipping machine can be used universally, according to the company, and it is designed to be transported more easily, be simpler to operate and offer enhanced ergonomic ...

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    Solar crossing among bright lights


    BOMBARDIER: Whilst the full-size mock-up of the V300Zefiro high speed trainset for Trenitalia is sure to be among the most high profile outdoor exhibits, Bombardier is also exhibiting a wide variety of train control, energy efficiency and urban rail products. Bombardier will be providing live demonstrations of the EBI Gate ...

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    Tramwave and train control


    ANSALDO STS:On September 18, the Tramwave catenary-free power supply technology will be the subject of a technical seminar on the Ansaldo STS stand in Hall 4.2. The Italian company has been developing Tramwave for several years (RG 8.09 p40), and recently licensed it for use in the Chinese market. Reflecting ...

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    One Kiss good, two Kisses better


    STADLER: Having handed over a first Komfortabler Innovativer Spurtstarker S-Bahn-Zug (or KISS) double-deck EMU to SBB at Inno-Trans 2010, Stadler Rail will be presenting two more this year. Four-car sets destined for use by Netinera-Benex joint venture ODEG on regional services in Brandenburg and by BLS on routes around ...

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    European-profile PowerHaul locomotive to be unveiled at InnoTrans


    GE TRANSPORTATION: The unveiling of the first PH37ACai PowerHaul diesel locomotive designed for continental Europe, launching the ETCS-compatible Tempo suite of signalling products and highlighting the training opportunities offered by GE Transportation University will be among the company's objectives at InnoTrans. The first appearance of a European version of the ...

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    Tour the Avril high speed train prototype


    TALGO: Visitors are being invited to Talgo’s stand in Hall 4.2, where bookings will be taken for guided tours of the Avril high speed train prototype, which will be displayed on the outdoor tracks. The Alta Velocidad Rueda Independienta Ligero prototype has been under development for more than three ...

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    Robot welding


    PLASSER & THEURER: The APT 1500-R automated flash-butt welding robot, already certified for use in Germany and Austria, will be at the heart of the Plasser display this year. In addition, the company’s track machine range and automated tracklaying equipment will be displayed in model form on its stand, supported ...

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    European networking with Young Railway Professionals


    YRP: Having made its first foray into Europe at InnoTrans 2010, the Young Railway Professionals networking group is holding another reception at this year’s show. YRP was established in the UK in 2009 as a pan-industry network to foster career development among younger professionals and to enhance the attractiveness of ...

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    The path to the future


    RESEARCH: A number of leading railway academic institutions will be exhibiting at InnoTrans, updating visitors in the latest in research & development across a range of technical disciplines. Among the high profile attendees are the China Academy of Railway Sciences, Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute and Birmingham Centre for Railway ...

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    Explore the potential of LTE


    ALCATEL-LUCENT: A single 4G-LTE telecoms network can support a host of vital and non-vital data services, which the telecoms group will demonstrate on its stand in Hall 4.1. Seen as a potential successor to GSM-R and Tetra, LTE uses internet protocol to support a range of high-bandwidth functions. This in ...

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    InnoTrans information at your fingertips


    INNOTRANS: As the only official international media partner for InnoTrans 2012, Railway Gazette will be providing extensive coverage of the world's largest rail industry event. InnoTrans 2012 will be held at the Messe Berlin exhibition centre on September 18-21. There will be more than 2 300 exhibitors from 47 countries, ...

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    InnoTrans 2012: Global fair for a global market


    INNOTRANS: This year has seen such a rise in demand that, for the first time, all the available display space at Messe Berlin has been reserved for InnoTrans. With its theme of The Future of Mobility, the fair will welcome over 2 400 exhibitors from 47 countries, more than ...

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    InnoTrans 2012: Focus on employment


    Career Point will take over an entire hall for the first time at InnoTrans 2012. Universities, recruitment firms, rail industry employers and publishers will be offering advice and career opportunities in Hall 7.1c. Information will also be available on other employment matters such as staff development, education and starting ...

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    Bombardier announces €10m bogie technical centre


    GERMANY: On June 28 Bombardier Transportation announced it was investing €10m to set up a Bogie Technical Center at its site in Siegen. Scheduled to open at the end of 2014, the Bogie Techical Center will combine test and validation facilities with a business unit hub, including international bogie engineering ...

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    High-calibre opening ceremony for InnoTrans 2012


    INNOTRANS: More than 1000 leading representatives of the international rail industry are expected at the Palais am Funkturm for the official opening of InnoTrans 2012 on September 18, including Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Dr Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport. Kallas and Ramsauer ...

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    GE Transportation enters the ERTMS market


    INTERNATIONAL: GE Transportation has announced its intention to enter the global ERTMS market, launching its first products at the UIC's 10th ERTMS World Congress in Stockholm on April 25. A GE PowerHaul diesel locomotive is to be used as a European onboard equipment demonstrator from 2013. GE Transportation has invested ...

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    First Leo Express train handed over


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of five Flirt electric multiple-units ordered by Leo Express to launch open access services was handed over in a ceremony at Stadler Rail's Bussnang plant in Switzerland on February 5. Leo Express, originally known as Rapid Express, was set up in 2010, backed by Aakon Capital. ...

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    InnoTrans 2010 expects record visitor numbers


    INNOTRANS: Even before the final day of the trade fair, InnoTrans Exhibition Director Matthias Steckmann told InnoTrans Daily that his conclusions were extremely positive: ‘We expect to have received more than 100 000 trade visitors from more than 100 countries, which would constitute an increase of roughly 20% in comparison ...