As Railtex 2013 gets closer, we have more details of what visitors to the exhibition can expect to see.
In the rolling stock sector, Bombardier will present its solutions for future UK rolling stock needs, such as its Aventra EMU and the TRAXX P200 AC electric locomotive, while Hitachi Rail Europe will feature bogie innovations as well as giving an update on IEP developments in the Project Update Theatre.
Both Voith and ZF will showcase new vehicle transmission products and Knorr-Bremse will launch a new train monitoring system. There will also be plenty that’s new for vehicle maintainers, including developments in lifting systems from Mechan.
Tata Steel, sponsor of The Track display area, will reveal plans to introduce its 108 metre ‘stress-free’ heat treated rail, while among other products will be a family of points machines from Germany and new trackbed geosynthetic materials. The display in The Yard will include a newly developed Rail-Ability road-rail vehicle.
Several exhibitors will show level crossing safety systems and there will be a strong focus on security products, ranging from CCTV through cable theft detection and prevention to access control and graffiti management.
Major suppliers of signalling technology will include Bombardier, Invensys Rail, Siemens and Signalling Solutions Ltd. From the telecommunications sector telent Technology Services will be present, as well as firms showing new GSM-R trackside phones and the latest in onboard communications.
Among customer information systems innovations will be a touch screen help point plus wireless service update boards. In the electrification sector an innovative regenerative energy storage system will be unveiled by ABB.
This gives a brief foretaste of just some of the innovations on display at Railtex. With an expected 400 organisations taking part, there will be much more to see, as well as a comprehensive programme of supporting events to make a visit worthwhile.
Railtex 2013 takes place at London’s Earls Court exhibition centre from 30 April to 2 May. Entry is free for visitors who have pre-registered via the show website www.railtex.co.uk. An entry fee of £20 is payable by non- registered visitors.
The website also provides a full list of Railtex exhibitors plus full details of the free seminars, project updates and other activities taking place during the show.