[DE] InnoTrans 2018 – its crazy big, and crazy full

Today we got our first taste of this years edition of the InnoTrans at the Berliner Messe. And its not just a first impression, InnoTrans hits you like a tsunami, new trains everywhere. You feel small amid 1.000s of workers, frantically running (and driving) around as they all have to meet that 24-hour deadline. Tomorrow at 9, InnoTrans 2018 will open to trade visitors.

Now: we bring you some first scoops – Expert members get the full report later tonight.

InnoTrans 2018:

  • 18 to 21 September 2018
  • 155 vehicles on display
  • 3,062 exhibitors, a record number, from 61 countries
  • 62 per cent foreign participation
  • 130,000 visitors expected
  • Public days on 22 and 23 September

The Chinese have arrived

A carbon body metro and the hybrid 4-axle shunter for Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg

Author: Konstantin Planinski

Vossloh brings the DE18 SmartHybrid

with an additional battery for emission free low-speed shunting – the module can be retrofitted to all DE18s

Author: Konstantin Planinski

SOB Traverso: That color!

Sometimes you have to try something new. We like it, that copper colour of Stadler’s new FLIRT for the Gottard Voralpenexpress – we can not wait to enter

Author: Konstantin Planinski

Rock Rail / Greater Anglia FLIRT – bimode

One train – many modes – what to think of this diesel power car of the Stadler Rail FLIRT for Rock Rail / Greater Anglia?

Author: Konstantin Planinski

Newag’s powerpack 2.0

2 instead of 4 headlights, new components, Polish pride: E6ACTa 002

Author: Konstantin Planinski

Turkish delight

Props for the original colours and the embossed logo – and also hybrid: HSL700 from turkey

Photo: Simon Wijnakker

Inside the beast

We were allowed to have a quick week already in the new Stadler Rail EuroDual… no. 3942 / 2018

Photo: Steven Oskam

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