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Magnetic rail technology at Innotrans2016 03 Aug 2016

TunnelTalk reporting

The biannual InnoTrans Conference in Berlin, Germany, promises to be the largest gathering of rail transportation professionals yet.

The 41 Halls of the Innotrans Exhibition cover 200,000m<sup>2</sup>
The 41 Halls of the Innotrans Exhibition cover 200,000m2

InnoTrans – now in its twenty-second year – is the world’s leading trade fair for rail transport technology and at the last event 2,761 exhibitors from 55 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 133,595 trade visitors from 146 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans include Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

Public transport systems are fundamental to providing mobility in cities and urban areas; the spread of urbanisation, population growth and greater eco-awareness will make them even more important. At the same time they will require innovative solutions. From 20–23 September InnoTrans 2016 will provide a complete market overview of the latest trends, developments and services in the Public Transport segment.

One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the Maglev 2016 Conference, which takes place on the last day of the InnoTrans event. This segment will feature information about the fascinating solutions that magnetic levitation technology can offer people, cities and regions. The speakers will focus on the future possibilities and limits of linear motors and magnetic levitation technology with regard to mobility, transport and areas of use. The event – organized by the International Maglevboard e.V. under the supervision of its president, Prof. Dr. habil. Johannes Klühspies – targets experts, students and decision-makers as well as scientists, ministries, planners and industry associations.

InnoTrans extends across the entire Berlin exhibition grounds, occupying an area of some 200,000m² across 41 halls – with Hall 5.2 dedicated to Tunnel Construction machinery and associated services.

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