The Fastest Way to Save the Planet: Bombardier Transportation at InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin
The leading innovator in the industry presents new solutions and products which are more energy efficient, environmentally and passenger friendly
“The fastest way to save the planet” is Bombardier Transportation’s motto at InnoTrans 2010, to be held from September 21 to 24 in Berlin, Germany. The company will again this year present new products and technologies focused on energy efficiency and environmental performance. This includes, for example, the highly efficient BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO family of high speed trains and three new BOMBARDIER ECO4 solutions as well as many other innovations in the areas of propulsion, bogies, signalling technology, and intelligent maintenance solutions.
“The rail transport industry, like every other sector, has weathered some stormy times over the last couple of years. But as we come out of the economic crisis some major challenges still remain”, said André Navarri, President and COO of Bombardier Transportation, in the run-up to the trade fair. “Populations are growing and with them the desire for maximum mobility. At the same time, we need to act to reduce the increasing congestion and pollution that results. At InnoTrans we will be showing how Bombardier products and technologies are the fastest way toward energy efficient sustainable mobility for our customers and their passengers.”
In particular, the climate is right for trains such as the ZEFIRO family of very high speed trains, which combine sophisticated technology with superior efficiency and optimum comfort for passengers. At InnoTrans Bombardier will have an outdoor display of the first full scale model (1:1) of the front end carbody of the ZEFIRO 380 very high speed train with interactive 3D displays of the interior. At speeds of up to 380 km/h, the train will be not only one of the fastest trains in commercial use, but also one of the most environmentally friendly. This is made possible through innovative interior design and the application ECO4 technologies such as AeroEfficient Optimized Train Shaping to substantially reduce drag, save energy and ensure stability at high speeds.
Bombardier will also have some of its latest trains on display: the ALP-45 dual power locomotive, a first for North America, as well as TRAXX diesel and multi-system locomotives, an ITINO vehicle with C.L.E.A.N. diesel powered technology and a new MOVIA metro train.
In addition, there are new developments in Bombardier’s innovative ECO4 portfolio based on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology. Three new solutions are being launched at InnoTrans 2010. First, EcoSilent optimised sound design, which uses acoustic design to ensure that rail is one of the quietest modes of travel. Second, BOMBARDIER EnerGstor wayside energy storage system. EnerGstor uses a high performance supercapacitor to capture and store otherwise unusable regenerated braking energy and recycle it back into the system when nearby trains require energy. Third, EcoEfficient Optimized Environmental Performance – a solution which analysizes the environmental footprint of products throughout their entire life cycle.
A total of 15 ECO4 products are now setting the industry standard for reduction in energy costs,and emissions, and environmental performance. There have been more than 120 successful applications of ECO4 technologies with customers worldwide since the launch of the portfolio at InnoTrans 2008.
As well as focusing on environmental performance, both design and passenger comfort are high on the agenda at Bombardier. The winning designs of the “YouRail – Visions of Modern Transportation” design competition have provided new approaches. Bombardier will present these designs at InnoTrans 2010 and award prizes to the winners. The innovative project started in November 2009 and is geared to young designers and those enthusiastic about design, who were able to use an interactive online platform to present and discuss their ideas for the interior design of trains. Bombardier is the first company in the rail industry to involve Internet users in the future design of trains through a project of this type.
And finally, if you want to jump aboard the Bombardier career train, then InnoTrans is the right place to be: the Bombardier Human Resources team will be available for information, presentations and discussions at Stand 140k in Hall 8.2. Bombardier is looking for talented people with a passion for trains.
More information can be found at www.innotrans.bombardier.com.
Important vehicle and product presentations by Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation will be presenting 800 square metres of solutions, technologies and innovations at Stand 201 in Hall 2.2, with the help of interactive applications. In the FA/14 outdoor area you will be able to view six vehicles and the full scale model (1:1) of the ZEFIRO 380 very high speed train.
PRIMOVE – tram system with no overhead lines or contacts
The BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE system is an innovative contactless power transfer technology for tram and urban railways, which offers town planners new options for integrated transport systems thanks to the absence of catenary (overhead) lines. The technology is being trialled in a pilot project in Augsburg, Germany in collaboration with the Augsburg transport authority (Stadtwerke Augsburg Verkehrs GmbH). Among the advantages of the PRIMOVE contactless and catenary-free system are the inductive power transferred from between the tracks, the irrelevance of weather and ground conditions, as well as the ease of installation. In addition, the contactless and very safe energy transfer system reduces wear on parts, thereby limiting equipment life cycle costs. When combined with the new BOMBARDIER MITRAC Energy Saver technology, the PRIMOVE system can also reduce energy consumption significantly.
ALP-45 dual power locomotive with hybrid propulsion
Before it is even introduced in Canada and the USA, the BOMBARDIER ALP-45 dualpower locomotive is being shown at InnoTrans. This locomotive showcases the functionality and advantages of the MITRAC hybrid propulsion technology for dual power locomotives. This technology is particularly suitable for partially electrified tracks, which require high levels of reliability, cost effectiveness, flexibility and respect for the environment. For the first time in North America, it is possible to run locomotives which are fuelled both by diesel and by alternating current fed by overhead lines. Thanks to this flexible drive technology these locomotives can be used on the entire networks of the first purchasers, New Jersey Transit and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (Montreal).
TRAXX diesel-electric locomotives – for a new corridor in Poland
The newest BOMBARDIER TRAXX diesel-electric locomotives TRAXX F140 DE and the multisystem TRAXX F140 MS will be on display at InnoTrans 2010. Their highly modular design which allows them to adapt to different rail operators’ requirements, make the TRAXX locomotives the most widely used locomotives in Europe. The product platform is based on the German BR 185 locomotive and includes the TRAXX F140 and the TRAXX P160. TRAXX locomotives have conventional automated train safety systems as well as the ETCS (European Train Control System). They deliver low running costs and offer the benefit of long-term availability of spare parts, and a service network which spans the whole of Europe. Bombardier recently signed a contract with LOTOS Kolej for the first sale of diesel-electric locomotives to Poland in 20 years. This vehicle, which will be on display at InnoTrans, is also approved for use in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to help promote use of a new rail corridor.
ITINO multiple unit with C.L.E.A.N. diesel drive technology
A BOMBARDIER ITINO multiple unit with C.L.E.A.N. diesel power supply technology is also part of the vehicle portfolio being shown at InnoTrans. This particularly environmentally friendly, latest-generation local train has been in use since April 2010 in the passenger transport association Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) in Germany. The C.L.E.A.N. diesel power pack is part of Bombardier’s ECO4 portfolio and has the lowest emissions of any diesel locomotive in the 500 kW class. This solution was the result of a research project and was first presented in April 2008 after two years of development. The technology already meets, years ahead of time, the EU Emissions Directive (EU Directive 2004/26, level III-B). The C.L.E.A.N. diesel uses its catalyst system to reduce particles of soot and greenhouse gas emissions; in addition its weight and fuel consumption have been optimised. A less complex construction also means lower maintenance costs for the operator.
MOVIA trains for London Underground’s sub-surface lines
The first of the latest BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro trains is already in service on the sub-surface lines in London – you can also take a look at it at InnoTrans. The new vehicles offer passengers air-conditioned carriages for the first time in the history of London Underground. Another novelty is the corridors between carriages. The vehicles also have the latest passenger information systems, surveillance cameras in every carriage and improved access options. A state-of-the-art train steering and management system supports preventative maintenance and so ensures greater reliability.
Historical freight locomotive BR E94
This year, Bombardier in Hennigsdorf is celebrating its 100th anniversary and a history marked by innovation and technology. To mark the occasion, a historic locomotive will take visitors to InnoTrans on a journey through time: The freight locomotive BR E94 was produced from 1938 by a consortium made up of AEG, Siemens and Henschel for the transport of heavy goods. Locomotives from this series were in use – in some cases retro-fitted with electric power – up until 1990.
The new OMNEO product platform – developed for more light and comfort
The latest vehicle from Bombardier – the OMNEO commuter double-deck train – was developed for the Régio2N project in France. This new generation of trains is characterised by a high level of comfort, accessibility and transparency. Single and double-deck carriages alternate along the electrical articulated multiple units with wide-bodied carriages while maintaining a consistent train height. This innovative architecture allows an open and flowing use of internal space. In specialised areas passengers can either find peace and quiet or company, as they choose. The OMNEO trains are equipped with MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motors which, in combination with efficient transmission allow an energy saving of six per cent. A model of this train can be seen at the indoor Bombardier stand.
FLEXX Eco bogies – a new concept
The BOMBARDIER FLEXX Eco bogie reduces track damage, noise emissions and maintenance costs. The design is based on a thoroughly new design for bogie construction with internal wheelset bearings – while maintaining the same level or better in safety and performance. This has created a lightweight but robust bogie construction which works efficiently and economically.
FLEXX Tronic WAKO system – shorter journey times
The BOMBARDIER FLEXX Tronic WAKO system is built into the secondary suspension of the bogie and compensates the natural roll movement of the cars. It allows an increase in speed of approximately 15 per cent in curves, thereby reducing journey times. Expensive investment in rail infrastructure is thus avoided. The FLEXX compact bogies for the BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX double-deck trains for the Swiss Federal Railways SBB introduce this technology for the first time.
INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 – high speed signalling technology in China
The line from Wuhan to Guangzhou in China is the longest and, at up to 350 km/h, the fastest line on which the Bombardier ERTMS Level 2 solution INTERFLO 450 is in use. Based on this example, Bombardier will demonstrate the benefits of INTERFLO 450 at InnoTrans: this is how technology enables higher speeds and heavier track usage, and so helps rail operators to manage the ever increasing number of passengers and to reduce journey times significantly.
ORBIFLO – the intelligent wayside solution
On display at the outdoor area, the BOMBARDIER ORBIFLO product range is an intelligent wayside solution. It meets the increasing need for exchange of real time information with travelling trains – because the operator is under intense pressure to deliver greater punctuality, lower costs, higher passenger comfort and increased safety. The ORBIFLO train-to-wayside suites enable real time exchange of information relating, among other things, to adherence to timetables, energy consumption and the condition of the train, so that operators can make more rapid and better informed decisions remotely.
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About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com
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