IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Despite not having any trains on show at InnoTrans this year, Bombardier unveiled two new trains along with a system to improve infrastructure management.
The first of the new trains is Movia Maxx which is a high-capacity metro train which can accommodate up to 374 passengers per car, or nearly 3000 people in an eight-car set. Movia Maxx has a scalable car body can be supplied in consists ranging from three to eight cars.
Each car can be equipped with up to four doors per side and door width ranges from 1400 – 1600mm to accelerate boarding and alighting.
Movia Maxx will have durable and proven equipment and systems to reduce life-cycle costs and improve reliability. The trains can be designed for conventional driver control (GoA 2) or driverless operation (GoA 4).
Bombardier revealed the latest generation of its Talent EMU. Talent 3 can be supplied as a commuter, regional or 200km/h long-distance train. It will be equipped with ETCS for cross-border operation. Talent 3 will comply with TSI and EN standards to enable it to operate in most European countries.
Germany’s minister of transport and digital infrastructure, Mr Alexander Dobrindt, signed a letter of intent with Bombardier for a €4m grant to develop Bombardier’s Primove battery technology for use on Talent 3. “Battery technology has come on a lot in the last three years,” says Mr Laurent Troger, president of Bombardier Transportation. “There has been a significant reduction in the time it takes to charge a battery and there has been a significant increase in battery life.”
Bombardier also unveiled its Optiflo suite of rail control service solutions which range from help desks and technical support to asset, configuration and obsolescence management. Optiflo is designed to help operators avoid service disruptions, improve operating efficiency and reduce costs. It includes a system to identify infrastructure problems and prevent failures and disruption. Optiflo also includes a cyber security assessment system.