InnoTrans is opening its doors for the thirteenth time. From 20 to 23 September 2022 at the leading international trade fair for transport technology in Berlin, new products from 2,834 exhibitors representing 56 countries await trade visitors in each of the 42 display halls and on the outdoor display area. 

The trade fair had to be postponed twice. After four years, this is the first time the industry is meeting in person again. “Nothing comes close to meeting in person, seeing old friends again and making new contacts on the stands and at the many specialist events that accompany the trade fair. No video presentation, regardless of how well made, can replace seeing, hearing, smelling and even testing products at the event”, said Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin, who together with EU Commissioner Adina Vălean and Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing will open InnoTrans 2022 on 20 September 2022.

EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean sees the transition to new forms of mobility as a pan-European task. “In the years to come rail transport will be the focus of European transport policy, and InnoTrans provides a valuable insight into how our plans will become reality. I am looking forward to witnessing some of the 250 innovations on display, which will contribute to making rail transport and public transport more sustainable and resilient.”

A total of 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries are taking part in InnoTrans 2022 and occupy the entire exhibition grounds, including the new fair hall hub27 and outdoor display areas. The world of transport technology and mobility is represented in 42 display halls and on a total area of 200,000 square metres. 

InnoTrans: innovations for the climate

Sustainability has also become an important topic for manufacturers. Overall, visitors can look forward to around 250 world innovations in the five segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors und Tunnel Construction. Innovations are identifiable by a button on the stands and hall plans to make navigating the halls easier. The World Innovation Guide (both the printed and online version at innotrans.de) contains detailed descriptions of the new products and services.

In addition, InnoTrans is displaying 124 new vehicles on 3,500 metres of rail track and the outdoor displays. They include hydrogen-powered trains. Siemens Mobility is presenting the Mireo Plus H, the next generation of hydrogen-powered trains, as well as the Mireo Plus B, which features a high-performance modular battery system. The hydrogen-powered passenger train Coradia iLint from Alstom is currently in service on commercial lines in Germany, and is due to operate twice daily from Berlin-Spandau to Berlin-Ostbahnhof. Guests of Alstom and selected partners will be able to enjoy a test ride.

Platform for supplementary mobility services

Rail transport is increasingly becoming part of a world of networked mobility. InnoTrans 2022 has taken this trend into account by introducing the new Mobility+ segment. Exhibitors displaying supplementary mobility services will come together with national and international transport companies, transport networks and administrations and present their concepts and systems to the industry.

Exhibitors’ products and services will range from shared mobility, mobility apps with travel information, booking and payment functions, to technology solutions such as on-demand transit systems and flying objects such as drones. Solutions such as first/last mile options as well as ride sharing providers will also be represented. The Mobility+ Corner will discuss new forms of networked mobility, and at five other Speakers’ Corners companies will hold keynote speeches with ideas on new products and industry news.

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