InnoTrans 2014

| 29/10/2014 | 0 Comments

InnoTrans is the largest show of modern railway technology in Europe as well as one of the world’s biggest shows. Once in every two years on the Berlin Exhibition experts from around the world gather to get acquainted with innovations in all sub-specialty of rail transport. Individual expertise and national expositions do present  current developments in the field of maintenance and construction of railway tracks, security systems, energy, interior and its components or parts of vehicles. The biggest attraction is definitely the exposure in the open area, were most modern locomotives, wagons, multiple units and trams are shown to wide public.

InnoTrans 2014 hosted more than 2,758 exhibitors from 55 countries and almost 140,000 visitors.

The Czech Republic had a dignified representation at InnoTrans. At the open area high-speed CD railjet from Siemens was presented, as well as electric unit RegioPanter  from Škoda Vagonka and Škoda tram designed especially for Turkey. Special exposure of 400 m2 was devoted to Association of the Czech Railway Industry ACRI, which was represented by 21 Czech companies.

On the occasion of InnoTrans 2014 an extraordinary National train Prague – Berlin was dispatched. The pleasant atmosphere on board have been used for a travel to the fair by dozens of railway experts from Czech Railways, Railway Infrastructure Administration, Association of ACRI and others interested in the field of railway technology, from Ministry of Transportation, the Senate and other institutions and agencies.

The General Assembly of the Community of European Railways (CER) took place at InnoTrans 2014, and Daniel Kurucz, Chairman of the Board, Czech Railways was elected to the governing body of the CER – Management Committee. It happened at the proposal of the strongest European railways and their representatives – German Railways DB represented by their head Rüdiger Grube and director of Austrian Railways ÖBB Christian Kern, who is also the president of CER.

Appointment of the Chairman of the Board of Czech Railways Daniel Kurucz in CER Management Committee represents a significant business valuation of Czech Railways and especially the very head of the company in international railway organizations.

 

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Czech Railways and Austrian Railways ÖBB joint project railjet express train covering connections on the Prague - Brno - Wien – Graz will be launched in December 2014. Speed trains offer considerable comfort such as mreclining seats in business class, a pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant car or a small children's cinema. Trains will shorten the travel between Prague and the newly opened Vienna's main railway station for about half an hour.

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Category: 2014, EVENTS, ISSUE 4/2014, PHOTO GALLERIES