Class 88 and Class 707 on display
The eleventh InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, Germany attracted around 145,000 visitors over four days, according to the show’s organisers.
The record attendance was matched by an all-time high of 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries. 149 products made their international debuts, while business delegations from 20 countries visited the show.
Around 120 UK suppliers were represented, including 40 in the pavilions organised by the Railway Industry Association. They exhibited alongside all the major players in the global rail industry, including rolling stock, infrastructure and technology firms.
A highlight of the show was the outdoor display, which featured 127 rail vehicles. The UK products on display included the new Class 88 built by Stadler for Direct Rail Services and part of a Siemens Class 707 EMU for South West Trains. Products making their world debut included Alstom’s Coradia iLint, a new emission-free hydrogen-powered train, Siemens’ Velaro for use in Turkey and metro train for Riyadh.
Photographs of some of the exhibits, including the UK rolling stock, can be found on our Facebook page at bit.ly/2cqU7Gf. A full review of the show will be included in the November 2016 issue of Modern Railways.