Latest InnoTrans news – Page 14

  • InnoTrans organiser Messe Berlin is to hold a railway cleaning networking event as part of its Cleaning, Management, Services 2017 trade fair.

    Mobility Cleaning Circle highlights new ways to keep trains clean


    GERMANY: InnoTrans organiser Messe Berlin is to hold a railway cleaning networking event in Berlin on September 21 as part of its Cleaning, Management, Services 2017 trade fair. The Mobility Cleaning Circle event will include a business lunch providing an opportunity for representatives from the rail industry to make initial ...

  • Dietrich was talking to Railway Gazette from his temporary office in one of the compartments of Locomore’s first refurbished coach, which is on display at InnoTrans.

    Crowd-funded Locomore has the freedom to do things differently


    INNOTRANS: Locomore describes itself as the ‘world’s first crowd-funded railway’, but the innovative approach to financing the planned launch of an open access inter-city service between Berlin and Stuttgart is only one of the things it is doing differently, according to Managing Director Nicolas Dietrich. ...

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    Operators and infrastructure managers at InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: Train operators and infrastructure managers are the main customers for the vast array of suppliers who exhibit at InnoTrans, and these railway companies are increasingly taking the opportunity to exhibit in their own right, highlighting their capabilities and promoting their image. A total of 18 German and international transport ...

  • Japan Overseas Railway System Association stand at InnoTrans.

    The rail industry’s international meeting place


    INNOTRANS: More than two-thirds of the 31 rail associations which will be represented at InnoTrans 2016 will be representing countries outside Germany, organiser Messe Berlin has announced, with organisations coming to Berlin from as far away as the USA, Taiwan and Japan. Industrial associations account for 18 of these ...

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    InnoTrans 2016 provides global showcase for the US railroad supply industry


    INNOTRANS: Four of the most important US rail industry associations will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2016. The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association will be organising a combined USA Pavilion in Hall 22, along with the Railway Supply Institute, Railway Systems Suppliers Inc and American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association. There ...

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    Cleaning up at InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: Exhibitors in the cleaning technology hall at InnoTrans 2016 will be showing the latest products and services, including specialist train washing systems, cleaning agents, care products and disinfectants. Dr Schnell Chemie GmbH focuses on rolling stock interior and exterior cleaning. ‘We find that as a forum for innovation ...

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    High-calibre opening for InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: More than 1 000 senior representatives of the railway, scientific and political communities are expected to attend the InnoTrans 2016 opening ceremony in the Berlin exhibition centre’s Palais am Funkturm at 10.00 on September 20. European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has announced her intention to be present, along ...

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    InnoTrans 2016 booking requests exceed capacity


    INNOTRANS: Requests to exhibit at InnoTrans 2016 had exceeded the space available at the exhibition centre by the time the booking deadline closed. ‘The encouragingly high level of demand far exceeds the capacity of our exhibition grounds’, said Exhibition Director Kerstin Schulz. ‘We are making every effort to ensure ...

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    USA Pavilion open for InnoTrans 2016 reservations


    INNOTRANS: The Railway Supply Institute and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association have invited US companies to reserve space in their USA Pavilion, which will give small and medium-sized companies a greater presence at InnoTrans 2016 and more support than by exhibiting alone. The USA Pavilion will have booth space for each ...

  • Trains in Portugal.

    Portuguese industry pavilion at InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: The Plataforma Ferroviária Portuguesa industry association which brings together around 40 Portuguese railway supply companies and research and training institutions has booked a pavilion at InnoTrans 2016 ‘For us InnoTrans is the industry event;’ according to Magno Santos, Business Development Manager at PFP founding member Evoleo Technologies. ‘Participation is ...

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    Armenia and Vietnam make their InnoTrans debuts


    INNOTRANS: Companies from Turkey, China and Taiwan are to be strongly represented at InnoTrans 2016, which will also include exhibitors from Armenia and Vietnam for the first time. Armenian company Thermorex specialises in manufacturing of bimetal thermostats and temperature limiters, while Vietnamese firm Petech will present its wastewater and toilet ...

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    Tunnelling technology at InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: A dedicated Tunnel Construction area will once again feature at InnoTrans 2016, showcasing underground communication, fire protection and security technologies as well as tunnel construction products. Companies including Herrenknecht, Talleres Zitrón, Pöyry and Niedax have booked places, and will be displaying new tunnelling equipment. Swiss tunnel cleaning firm ...

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    Travel catering and comfort services at InnoTrans 2016


    INNOTRANS: The ‘feel good’ factor is becoming increasingly important wherever there is competition for new passengers, and this will be reflected in the expansion of Travel Catering & Comfort Services within the rolling stock Interiors section of InnoTrans 2016. InnoTrans organiser Messe Berlin says exhibitor numbers in the Travel Catering ...

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    InnoTrans 2016 to introduce Conference Corner


    INNOTRANS: InnoTrans 2016 will see the launch of a Conference Corner, enabling exhibitors, associations and transport companies to hold lectures and present papers on the last day of the fair and the following weekend. The programme will include the Maglev 2016 conference, to be organised by International Maglevboard and ...

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    Special Wheels for Mass Transit


    Book review.

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    Borcad supplying Genio seats


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Unveiled earlier this year, Borcad’s Genio seat is intended for both regional and inter-city applications. Derived from the manufacturer’s previous Regio+ model, Genio is being fitted to the Siemens Desiro Cityjet EMUs for ÖBB and the Škoda-built NIM Express trainsets for DB Regio, which use both the first ...

  • Demonstration high speed train cab assembled from aluminium foam components.

    Building a train from a foam sandwich


    FRAUNHOFER: The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools & Forming Technology has produced a demonstration high speed train cab assembled from aluminium foam components, to highlight the potential applications of the strong but lightweight material. The aluminium foam material comprises a metal sandwich, with top and bottom external layers separated by ...

  • The prototype self-propelled wagon was displayed at InnoTrans 2014.

    Self-propelled wagon prototype


    CROATIA: A self-propelled wagon fitted with a 55 kW diesel generator and hydraulic transmission giving it the ability to move around worksites at up to 100 km/h under remote control has been developed by RZV Čakovec and partners. The prototype has two ballast hoppers which can be hydraulically tipped in ...

  • InnoTrans 2014 attracted 138 872 attendees from more than 100 countries over the four days (Photo: Rolf Schulten).

    InnoTrans 2014: the railway world in one place


    InnoTrans 2014 attracted a record 138 872 attendees from more than 100 countries

  • High-capacity sliding-wall wagon.

    High-capacity wagons for Volkswagen's inbound logistics


    EUROPE: Following successful trials with two prototypes, this month leasing company Touax Rail is to supply Volkswagen with the first series-built vehicles from an order for 300 high-capacity sliding-wall wagons. Volkswagen Logistics awarded Touax a contract in October 2013 for the development and lease of 300 twin-axle wagons, which were ...