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What to Expect at Next Month’s InnoTrans 2018


More than 3000 exhibitors will display their products over 200,000 square metres in 41 halls and on more than 3,500 metres of track at the world’s biggest rail show, set to take place in Berlin 18–21 September 2018.

62.3 percent of the exhibitors at InnoTrans 2018 will come from outside of Germany, representing a total of sixty countries, from Egypt and Bahrain to Malaysia and Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Belarus. This is also the first year New Zealand is participating in the biannual show.

More than 140 vehicles will be featured on the Outdoor Display, including road-rail vehicles, container flat cars, passenger cars, regional trains, double-deckers, trams, metros, maintenance vehicles, tunnel cleaning vehicles, recovery vehicles, (hybrid) locomotives, multiple units and many more.

  • The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is participating for the first time with four vehicles.
  • Slovakian company Tatravagónka Poprad, which specialises in developing, designing and producing freight wagons, will exhibit six vehicles.
  • Stadler will show off seven vehicles and give presentations for each.
  • Plasser & Theurer will present a universal tamping machine.
  • Siemens Mobility will be represented at the show with seven vehicles, including its Metro Inspiro Sofia.
  • Daimler will show off its Unimog U 423.
  • Vossloh Locomotives will presents its DE 18 diesel-electric locomotive and its G 6 diesel-hydraulic heavy-duty shunting locomotive.
  • Deutsche Bahn will feature its ‘Ideas Train’, which will showcase the future of rail travel – e.g. a gym on a train to allow passengers to get their workout in on their way to and from work.
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There will be more than 400 new products on display at the show this year, including more than 130 world premieres.

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