Prague Letnany, Czech Republic


Free-To-Attend Conference Programme

The conference is free to attend - just exhibition registration is required to gain access


Day 1: Tuesday 14 November

Conference Stage 1 Stage 1

Moderator

Christian Wolmar
Award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport
Christian Wolmar
UK

10:30

Opening Keynote Presentation

Peter Köhler
CEO
LEO Express AS
CZECH REPUBLIC
LEO Express is a Czech private railway operator. It is the most dynamic company in the Czech passenger rail industry, bringing a new understanding of railway transportation and complementary services into the local market.

11:00

'Bonded buildups' improve strength-to-weight ratios of thermoplastic components

Rich Cort
Business manager - mass transit
Sekisui SPI
USA
Designers and specifiers are using thermoplastic components in rail interior designs more frequently because of their unique ability to improve passenger experience. Thermoplastics provide virtually unlimited design possibilities because of their integral colour, texture and pattern. Because of the excellent formability of thermoplastics, designers can incorporate parts with complex geometries and gauge down for weight savings over traditional materials such as fibreglass and metal. Occasionally thermoplastic components require reinforcement to provide more structural support. This hands-on presentation will explain a sampling of innovative ‘bonded buildup’ techniques that improve strength while decreasing weight.

12:00

Can design encourage positive passenger behaviour?

Paul Priestman
Designer and chairman
PriestmanGoode
UK
With many transport networks facing overcapacity in urban and commuter services in particular, Paul Priestman will explore the railway interiors of the future, and look at ways in which design can enhance consumer experience and encourage good passenger behaviour.

13:00

AeroLiner3000 – the capacity booster for British railways

Andreas Vogler, Dipl. ARCH ETH, BDA
Director
Andreas Vogler Studio
GERMANY
A train that looks as if the future has already begun: with aerodynamics, elegance and efficiency, the AeroLiner3000 may delight passengers in the UK in a few years' time. AeroLiner3000 could be the first double-deck train for the existing British loading gauge. The reduced space has been carefully designed and offers the elegance of a business jet. A 9m-long full-scale demonstrator has been built with train-certified materials and companies well established in the train market. The demonstrator also introduced OLED technology to the train world. The Andreas Vogler Studio architectural and design practice designed and developed the double-deck high-speed train in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center eV (DLR). Pioneering design, innovative lightweight construction, interactive control systems and revolutionary engineering make a unique combination for the AeroLiner3000, which could also inspire other train interiors. AeroLiner has been nominated for the German Design Award 2018 and received the red Dot Award Design Concept in 2017.

13:30

Význam uživatelské přívětivosti dopravních terminálů - This presentation will be delivered in Czech

Petr Šlegr
Project manager
Centre for Efficient Transport
CZECH REPUBLIC
Význam uživatelské přívětivosti dopravních terminálů Konkurenceschopnost veřejné dopravy je potřeba posuzovat ode dveřím ke dveřím, a to nejen z hlediska rychlosti, četnosti a ceny spojení ale i pohodlí. Nezáleží jen na komfortu kolejových vozidel, ale také na uživatelské přívětivosti i dalších prostor, ve kterých se cestující nachází. Příspěvek se zaměří na příklady dobré praxe uspořádání terminálů veřejné dopravy.- - The importance of user friendliness of transport terminals The competitiveness of public transport needs to be assessed in terms of the door-to-door transit process, not only in terms of speed, frequency and cost of connections but also comfort. It does not only depend on the comfort of rolling stock, but also on the user-friendliness of other areas in which the passenger is located. The speech will focus on examples of good practice in the organization of public transport terminals.

14:00

Moderní služby pro cestující jako podmínka konkurenceschopnosti - This presentation will be delivered in Czech -

Miroslav Vyka
President
Czech Public Transport Passengers Association
CZECH REPUBLIC
Atraktivita veřejné dopravy a zejména železnice pro cestující 21. století znamená cestujícím poskytnout nejmodernější služby nejen po celou dobu cesty, ale i před a po ní. Příspevěk se zaměří na potřeby cestujících z hlediska odbavení, informací a poskytovaných služeb s důrazem na vybavení a služby dostupné ve vlacích. Modern passenger services as a condition of competitiveness The attractiveness of public transport and, in particular, rail for passengers in 21st century means to provide state-of-the-art services not only throughout the journey but also before and after it. The speech will focus on passengers' needs in terms of ticketing, information and services provided, with an emphasis on equipment and services available on trains.

14:30

How to create the right ambiance in trains for passengers?

Mark van Hagen
Principal consultant customer experience
Netherlands Railways
NETHERLANDS
To create the right ambiance in the train it is important that the right atmosphere is created, which matches the needs of the passengers. This presentation shows the different atmospheres for different states of mind of train passengers. Using the method of evidence-based design, we will show some examples and measure the impact on the customers' experience. Some theoretical insights will be shown and examples will make clear how creating the right ambiance works.

15:00

Total solutions for making EN 45545 composites: HL, injection, infusion

Paul Wartenweiler
BU manager composites
Walter Mäder AG, Composites
SWITZERLAND
Mäder is the only manufacturer that provides coatings, gel coat resins and processing technologies for making composites that meet the EN 45545 requirements. The Mäder Total EN Solutions system passes the important constant climate tests (humidity resistance). The presentation will introduce complete systems for HL, injection and infusion, with various references.

15:30

Rail technology – a solution or a problem?

Christian Wolmar
Award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport
Christian Wolmar
UK
The advance of technology is irrepressible. Almost every day, new inventions are presented as future game changers. But the railway, which is heavily asset-based, can only be adapted slowly and therefore has to pick the right innovations. Christian Wolmar looks back at past successes and failures in rail technology, and tries to spot the winners for the future.

Day 1: Tuesday 14 November

Conference Stage 2 Stage 2

Moderator

Mark van Hagen
Principal consultant customer experience
Netherlands Railways
NETHERLANDS

11:00

EN45545 material solutions – prolonging service life and protecting equipment

Faizan Nasir
Market development manager
Rogers Corporation
USA
Rogers is the leading manufacturer of silicone elastomer material solutions engineered for high performance, enabling prolonged service life while meeting the most stringent fire safety requirements including EN45545. These solutions perform for the life of the car, reduce maintenance costs and protect critical equipment. The company's solutions span a wide range of applications from seating foams, seals, gaskets, sound blocking, thermal insulation, coil insulation, self-adhering tapes and gangway bellows to anti-vibration pads for floating floors.

11:30

Measuring robotic to test the quality of railway interior

Günther Battenberg
Managing director
Battenberg Robotic GmbH & Co KG
GERMANY
Battenberg measuring robotics test the cockpit, seats and doors of locomotives and passenger wagons. Like human passengers, Battenberg measuring robotics press keys, move sliders, close and open doors or move dummies over the seats to test the quality of the railway interior. Teaching Battenberg robotics the test procedures is easy and is further aided by integrated CAD or 3D data of the measuring objects. Battenberg robotics are measuring, analysing and reporting while they are performing human passengers' finger movements.

12:00

January 2018: transition period over – mandatory use of EN 45545

Beth Dean
Technical leader
Exova Warringtonfire
UK
Materials used on European trains must have compliant fire performance. From 1 January 2018, traditional national specifications can no longer be used to demonstrate compliant fire performance. All materials must be tested against EN 45545-2. Furthermore, 2017 has seen significant CEN committee activity on the revision of EN 45545-2. The new seat and toxicity test methods have been voted on. Information will be provided on how and when (hopefully by the end of 2017) the new test methods will be introduced, plus what other changes you can expect to EN 45545-2 in the near future (with estimated dates).

12:30

Use of technical specification to complete EN 45545-2 at SNCF

Thierry Dupré
Fire safety expert
SNCF
FRANCE
Guillaume Craveur
Fire safety engineer
SNCF
FRANCE
Since the publication of EN 45545-2 in April 2013, this standard can be used to define requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components. Just after its publication, this standard was divided into four parts for revision: Task Force Seats, Task Force Toxicity, Task Force Fire Containment and Control System and Task Force part 2 to 7. Due to the time taken to publish these documents, SNCF and RATP decided to write their own document, which enables a satisfactory level of security to be achieved for passengers as described in EN 45545-1.

Moderator

Melvin Zinngrebe
Head of IT on trains
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (a Deutsche Bahn AG company)
GERMANY

13:30

Safety in and around the railcar: a multi-faceted manufacturer’s challenge

Axel Hollstamm
Key account manager
Southco Manufacturing Ltd
UK
Safety in and around the railcar has many facets: it involves systems that ensure effective maintenance operations for the flawless functioning of the railcar, it refers to regulations addressing emergency situations, and it deals with hazards and threats arising from anti-social behaviour such as vandalism or theft. Manufacturers supplying equipment and components for railcars are increasingly challenged to offer products that comply with safety regulations and provide solutions for addressing these manifold safety and security concerns. Using the example of Southco’s mechanical and electromechanical latching solutions, the presentation demonstrates how a mindful choice of access hardware can enhance safety around the railcar.

14:00

Manufacturing of EN545545-2-HL3-compliant composites parts with phenolic resins

Pat Colclough
Business manager north Europe and composites
Hexion UK
UK
Component manufacturers must specifically design to meet EN 45545-2 requirements. Hexion’s CELLOBOND phenolic resins enable composite parts that meet HL3 requirements without added FR fillers or intumescent gel coats. These resins, when used with suitable PHENCAT catalysts, can be processed in all standard production processes and are also a practical, cost-effective solution to the HL2 standard. To meet the latest safe use and handling concerns, Hexion has developed CELLOBOND ULEF resins, which contain less than 0.1% free formaldehyde to further reduce formaldehyde emissions during composite production without compromising processability or decades of proven fire safety performance.

15:00

Exploring the future of sustainable seating materials

Alex Bennett
Business unit director
E-Leather
UK
This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of current seating materials for rail, looking in detail at the sustainability angle and how innovative new materials can offer broader capability to operators for advanced seating design and potential smart technology features.

15:30

Unlocking the door to European grant funding

Jackie Gouldstone
Director
G & H Associates Ltd
UK
A grant from the EU can be used to undertake innovation, research and product development. The trick is identifying the right grant to apply for, and submitting your bid in the right way. There is plenty of grant money out there for businesses that are prepared to invest a little time and effort in securing it. The presentation will provide some basic stats about grant funding and explain how to avoid the traps.

16:00

Seams in the time of Industry 4.0

Andreas Korz
Business development
Juki Central Europe
POLAND
The presentation focuses on production process control and documentation about the complete sewing operation of seat covers and related items such as seatbelts, pockets and head rests. The presentation is about systems and solutions in creating and documenting safety-relevant seams such as seatbelt seams or airbag seams. Within the presentation, new technologies such as seam sealing and ultrasonic welding are described by their working principles, and applications are shown. New digital sewing machines and solutions offer a wider range of cost-efficient production and reproducible manufacturing.

Day 1: Tuesday 14 November

Conference Stage 1 Stage 1

Moderator

Christian Wolmar
Award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport
Christian Wolmar
UK

10:30

Opening Keynote Presentation

Peter Köhler
CEO
LEO Express AS
CZECH REPUBLIC
LEO Express is a Czech private railway operator. It is the most dynamic company in the Czech passenger rail industry, bringing a new understanding of railway transportation and complementary services into the local market.

11:00

'Bonded buildups' improve strength-to-weight ratios of thermoplastic components

Rich Cort
Business manager - mass transit
Sekisui SPI
USA
Designers and specifiers are using thermoplastic components in rail interior designs more frequently because of their unique ability to improve passenger experience. Thermoplastics provide virtually unlimited design possibilities because of their integral colour, texture and pattern. Because of the excellent formability of thermoplastics, designers can incorporate parts with complex geometries and gauge down for weight savings over traditional materials such as fibreglass and metal. Occasionally thermoplastic components require reinforcement to provide more structural support. This hands-on presentation will explain a sampling of innovative ‘bonded buildup’ techniques that improve strength while decreasing weight.

12:00

Can design encourage positive passenger behaviour?

Paul Priestman
Designer and chairman
PriestmanGoode
UK
With many transport networks facing overcapacity in urban and commuter services in particular, Paul Priestman will explore the railway interiors of the future, and look at ways in which design can enhance consumer experience and encourage good passenger behaviour.

13:00

AeroLiner3000 – the capacity booster for British railways

Andreas Vogler, Dipl. ARCH ETH, BDA
Director
Andreas Vogler Studio
GERMANY
A train that looks as if the future has already begun: with aerodynamics, elegance and efficiency, the AeroLiner3000 may delight passengers in the UK in a few years' time. AeroLiner3000 could be the first double-deck train for the existing British loading gauge. The reduced space has been carefully designed and offers the elegance of a business jet. A 9m-long full-scale demonstrator has been built with train-certified materials and companies well established in the train market. The demonstrator also introduced OLED technology to the train world. The Andreas Vogler Studio architectural and design practice designed and developed the double-deck high-speed train in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center eV (DLR). Pioneering design, innovative lightweight construction, interactive control systems and revolutionary engineering make a unique combination for the AeroLiner3000, which could also inspire other train interiors. AeroLiner has been nominated for the German Design Award 2018 and received the red Dot Award Design Concept in 2017.

13:30

Význam uživatelské přívětivosti dopravních terminálů - This presentation will be delivered in Czech

Petr Šlegr
Project manager
Centre for Efficient Transport
CZECH REPUBLIC
Význam uživatelské přívětivosti dopravních terminálů Konkurenceschopnost veřejné dopravy je potřeba posuzovat ode dveřím ke dveřím, a to nejen z hlediska rychlosti, četnosti a ceny spojení ale i pohodlí. Nezáleží jen na komfortu kolejových vozidel, ale také na uživatelské přívětivosti i dalších prostor, ve kterých se cestující nachází. Příspěvek se zaměří na příklady dobré praxe uspořádání terminálů veřejné dopravy.- - The importance of user friendliness of transport terminals The competitiveness of public transport needs to be assessed in terms of the door-to-door transit process, not only in terms of speed, frequency and cost of connections but also comfort. It does not only depend on the comfort of rolling stock, but also on the user-friendliness of other areas in which the passenger is located. The speech will focus on examples of good practice in the organization of public transport terminals.

14:00

Moderní služby pro cestující jako podmínka konkurenceschopnosti - This presentation will be delivered in Czech -

Miroslav Vyka
President
Czech Public Transport Passengers Association
CZECH REPUBLIC
Atraktivita veřejné dopravy a zejména železnice pro cestující 21. století znamená cestujícím poskytnout nejmodernější služby nejen po celou dobu cesty, ale i před a po ní. Příspevěk se zaměří na potřeby cestujících z hlediska odbavení, informací a poskytovaných služeb s důrazem na vybavení a služby dostupné ve vlacích. Modern passenger services as a condition of competitiveness The attractiveness of public transport and, in particular, rail for passengers in 21st century means to provide state-of-the-art services not only throughout the journey but also before and after it. The speech will focus on passengers' needs in terms of ticketing, information and services provided, with an emphasis on equipment and services available on trains.

14:30

How to create the right ambiance in trains for passengers?

Mark van Hagen
Principal consultant customer experience
Netherlands Railways
NETHERLANDS
To create the right ambiance in the train it is important that the right atmosphere is created, which matches the needs of the passengers. This presentation shows the different atmospheres for different states of mind of train passengers. Using the method of evidence-based design, we will show some examples and measure the impact on the customers' experience. Some theoretical insights will be shown and examples will make clear how creating the right ambiance works.

15:00

Total solutions for making EN 45545 composites: HL, injection, infusion

Paul Wartenweiler
BU manager composites
Walter Mäder AG, Composites
SWITZERLAND
Mäder is the only manufacturer that provides coatings, gel coat resins and processing technologies for making composites that meet the EN 45545 requirements. The Mäder Total EN Solutions system passes the important constant climate tests (humidity resistance). The presentation will introduce complete systems for HL, injection and infusion, with various references.

15:30

Rail technology – a solution or a problem?

Christian Wolmar
Award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport
Christian Wolmar
UK
The advance of technology is irrepressible. Almost every day, new inventions are presented as future game changers. But the railway, which is heavily asset-based, can only be adapted slowly and therefore has to pick the right innovations. Christian Wolmar looks back at past successes and failures in rail technology, and tries to spot the winners for the future.

Conference Stage 2 Stage 2

Moderator

Mark van Hagen
Principal consultant customer experience
Netherlands Railways
NETHERLANDS

11:00

EN45545 material solutions – prolonging service life and protecting equipment

Faizan Nasir
Market development manager
Rogers Corporation
USA
Rogers is the leading manufacturer of silicone elastomer material solutions engineered for high performance, enabling prolonged service life while meeting the most stringent fire safety requirements including EN45545. These solutions perform for the life of the car, reduce maintenance costs and protect critical equipment. The company's solutions span a wide range of applications from seating foams, seals, gaskets, sound blocking, thermal insulation, coil insulation, self-adhering tapes and gangway bellows to anti-vibration pads for floating floors.

11:30

Measuring robotic to test the quality of railway interior

Günther Battenberg
Managing director
Battenberg Robotic GmbH & Co KG
GERMANY
Battenberg measuring robotics test the cockpit, seats and doors of locomotives and passenger wagons. Like human passengers, Battenberg measuring robotics press keys, move sliders, close and open doors or move dummies over the seats to test the quality of the railway interior. Teaching Battenberg robotics the test procedures is easy and is further aided by integrated CAD or 3D data of the measuring objects. Battenberg robotics are measuring, analysing and reporting while they are performing human passengers' finger movements.

12:00

January 2018: transition period over – mandatory use of EN 45545

Beth Dean
Technical leader
Exova Warringtonfire
UK
Materials used on European trains must have compliant fire performance. From 1 January 2018, traditional national specifications can no longer be used to demonstrate compliant fire performance. All materials must be tested against EN 45545-2. Furthermore, 2017 has seen significant CEN committee activity on the revision of EN 45545-2. The new seat and toxicity test methods have been voted on. Information will be provided on how and when (hopefully by the end of 2017) the new test methods will be introduced, plus what other changes you can expect to EN 45545-2 in the near future (with estimated dates).

12:30

Use of technical specification to complete EN 45545-2 at SNCF

Thierry Dupré
Fire safety expert
SNCF
FRANCE
Guillaume Craveur
Fire safety engineer
SNCF
FRANCE
Since the publication of EN 45545-2 in April 2013, this standard can be used to define requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components. Just after its publication, this standard was divided into four parts for revision: Task Force Seats, Task Force Toxicity, Task Force Fire Containment and Control System and Task Force part 2 to 7. Due to the time taken to publish these documents, SNCF and RATP decided to write their own document, which enables a satisfactory level of security to be achieved for passengers as described in EN 45545-1.

Moderator

Melvin Zinngrebe
Head of IT on trains
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (a Deutsche Bahn AG company)
GERMANY

13:30

Safety in and around the railcar: a multi-faceted manufacturer’s challenge

Axel Hollstamm
Key account manager
Southco Manufacturing Ltd
UK
Safety in and around the railcar has many facets: it involves systems that ensure effective maintenance operations for the flawless functioning of the railcar, it refers to regulations addressing emergency situations, and it deals with hazards and threats arising from anti-social behaviour such as vandalism or theft. Manufacturers supplying equipment and components for railcars are increasingly challenged to offer products that comply with safety regulations and provide solutions for addressing these manifold safety and security concerns. Using the example of Southco’s mechanical and electromechanical latching solutions, the presentation demonstrates how a mindful choice of access hardware can enhance safety around the railcar.

14:00

Manufacturing of EN545545-2-HL3-compliant composites parts with phenolic resins

Pat Colclough
Business manager north Europe and composites
Hexion UK
UK
Component manufacturers must specifically design to meet EN 45545-2 requirements. Hexion’s CELLOBOND phenolic resins enable composite parts that meet HL3 requirements without added FR fillers or intumescent gel coats. These resins, when used with suitable PHENCAT catalysts, can be processed in all standard production processes and are also a practical, cost-effective solution to the HL2 standard. To meet the latest safe use and handling concerns, Hexion has developed CELLOBOND ULEF resins, which contain less than 0.1% free formaldehyde to further reduce formaldehyde emissions during composite production without compromising processability or decades of proven fire safety performance.

15:00

Exploring the future of sustainable seating materials

Alex Bennett
Business unit director
E-Leather
UK
This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of current seating materials for rail, looking in detail at the sustainability angle and how innovative new materials can offer broader capability to operators for advanced seating design and potential smart technology features.

15:30

Unlocking the door to European grant funding

Jackie Gouldstone
Director
G & H Associates Ltd
UK
A grant from the EU can be used to undertake innovation, research and product development. The trick is identifying the right grant to apply for, and submitting your bid in the right way. There is plenty of grant money out there for businesses that are prepared to invest a little time and effort in securing it. The presentation will provide some basic stats about grant funding and explain how to avoid the traps.

16:00

Seams in the time of Industry 4.0

Andreas Korz
Business development
Juki Central Europe
POLAND
The presentation focuses on production process control and documentation about the complete sewing operation of seat covers and related items such as seatbelts, pockets and head rests. The presentation is about systems and solutions in creating and documenting safety-relevant seams such as seatbelt seams or airbag seams. Within the presentation, new technologies such as seam sealing and ultrasonic welding are described by their working principles, and applications are shown. New digital sewing machines and solutions offer a wider range of cost-efficient production and reproducible manufacturing.

Day 2: Wednesday 15 November

Conference Stage 1 Stage 1

Moderator

Franck Poutch
President
CREPIM
FRANCE

10:30

Colour perception and its utilisation for solutions of rolling stock interiors

Lukáš Málek
Design engineer - mobility division
Siemens s.r.o.
CZECH REPUBLIC
This paper offers an explanation of physical principles of colour and describes their human perception with an emphasis on the travel culture of public transportation. Important factors are parameters and attributes that have a main influence on colour perception. This results in a historical development of many kinds of colour catalogues and a discriminability of colours, especially in parlance. A significant element is the white colour and the ability to make colour mixtures. This information leads to main theories of human perception of colours and introduces issues of eye defects that are represented in the human population and that are known as colour blindness. The paper refers also to a psychological mood subtext, a colour constancy and an influence on safety and spatial perception in relation to design of a vehicle interior. At the close there is a short overview of colour perception in animals in comparison with human colour perception.

11:00

Transformation not disruption – creating tomorrow’s passenger experiences

Matt Round
Chief creative officer
Tangerine
UK
The presentation will explain how to unlock innovation through a designer’s insight into the human behaviour of today, to create future experiences that meet the unmet desires of tomorrow. With almost three decades’ experience creating paradigm-shifting products, services and experiences for global brands such as British Airways, Heathrow Express and Toyota, Matt provides a thoughtful snapshot of how design can create transport solutions with exceptional customer experiences that meet the unimagined future needs of passengers and providers.

11:30

Air-baggage drop-off during train ride to the airport

Dr Bernhard Rüger
Researcher
Vienna University of Technology
AUSTRIA
Due to ecological and economical reasons there are numerous cooperations between airlines and railways, especially in replacing short-distance feeder flights with trains. However, these cooperations are not in a position to tap the full passenger potential because they are in many cases not sufficiently attractive. The TerminalOnRail research project analysed possibilities to bring usual activities from the airport terminal – especially baggage drop-off – into the train to attract the train trip to the airport by saving travel time. The presentation will give an overview of passenger needs regarding baggage drop-off and first design studies.

12:00

Fire-retardant materials for railway applications and European standards

Franck Poutch
President
CREPIM
FRANCE
Fire causes many deaths and much damage every year. Fire risk and its consequences are of prime importance in the mass transportation sector, where the ability to leave rolling stock in case of fire is the key factor to save lives. EN 45545-2, which fully comes into force in 2018, defines new key parameters to be measured, covering flame spread, ignitability, heat release, smoke opacity and toxicity. They imply changes in the material development, where low-degradation kinetics is required. This gives the opportunity to use new fire-retardant strategies, which are outlined in this presentation.

13:00

How ensure good design to attract passengers in Scandinavia

Johan Larsvall
Industrial designer/CEO
Idesign Sweden AB
SWEDEN
The Nordic countries have a strong focus on design for passengers. Idesign works with passengers' preferences for different design: how to achieve seamless travel, a comfortable seat, nice lighting to match the dark winter period. The use of public transportation has to be doubled until 2020, which requires attracting more passengers – design is one way to reach this goal. The presentation will talk about how the design process can be used to get answers from passengers about their preferences for different designs, in order to make relevant decisions. This can be done through images and full-scale models.

13:30

Innovative floor system with high sound reduction and heating

Klemens Wesolowski
Managing director
Metawell GmbH
GERMANY
The presentation will discuss the comfort provided by an innovative floor heating system with high sound reduction. This will include functionality, technical background and benefits.

14:00

High-performing passengers, and rethinking boarding and alighting

David Watts
Managing director
CCD Design & Ergonomics
UK
CCD developed the passenger experience strategy for High Speed 2. As part of the strategy we defined core service principles, and one of those was the concept of high-performing passengers. In a complex system like HS2, how can we use different design interventions to help passengers to help themselves? The key is understanding different human behaviours in context. CCD conducted applied research into how steps up into the train influence boarding and alighting times, how mobile passengers might be in the future and how this could influence our view on vertical circulation in the station.

14:30

Born from knowledge: R&D design-driven innovation approach

José Rui Marcelino
CEO
Almadesign LDA
PORTUGAL
A collaborative innovation strategy can prove to be a competitive asset in lifting SME suppliers within the railway industry. Activating academic and industrial clusters through R&D initiatives has added significant assets and expanded the skill set and know-how of all partners involved. Furthermore, knowledge-driven collaborations help institute protocols that become the foundation for commercially driven exchange and vitalisation of the cluster itself. The Portuguese railway industry has benefited from a series of collaborations, including the INTRAIN, I-SEAT and MODSEAT projects, instrumental in the refurbishment of the Portuguese high-speed train CP Alfa Pendular by Almadesign and EMEF.

15:00

Thermal and acoustic isolation through easy-to-assemble light panels

David Cnockaert
Head of engineering and project management
Groupe Stratiforme-Compreforme
FRANCE
Isolaform is an innovative concept of composite sandwich panels made of FRP and additional materials. It includes many functions in one single panel: thermal isolation, fire stop and acoustic isolation. Its advantages are: all functions are kept in one complex, lightweight, robust, plug-and-play panel, with easy assembly and disassembly (reduction of assembly time by a factor of 10 for our customer) and adaptable to various shapes. Potential applications are: isolation for ceilings, floors or walls of machine rooms, any electrical cabinets, electrical equipment, rooms with complex assembly access or confined space, rooms with complex shape (curves, planes, etc.).

15:30

Developments of PET MC multicore sandwich solution

Stefan Reuterlöv
Technical manager
Armacell Benelux
BELGIUM
By using layered core material with different densities, properties can be improved when it comes to impact and point load resistance. With the thermoplastic welding process already in use for PET core, you can economically and safely make 'bonding' without the grooves/perforations and adhesive normally required, and achieving a uniform, well-controlled bond line every time. This opens up several new possible applications for layered multi-density core materials in trains. Testing has been performed to quantify the advantages of having a multicore solution in comparison with uniform-density sandwich for impact resistance, point load resistance and screw retention.

Day 2: Wednesday 15 November

Conference Stage 2 Stage 2

Moderator

Beth Dean
Technical leader
Exova Warringtonfire
UK

11:00

Network vs. standalone: infrastructure as a service for trains

Melvin Zinngrebe
Head of IT on trains
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (a Deutsche Bahn AG company)
GERMANY
With the Colibri portfolio, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH launched an infrastructure-as-a-service solution in 2017. In a scalable Linux-based network solution, a wide range of network applications such as wi-fi or automated passenger counting can be realised with only one hardware across the board, thus saving hardware and supplier management from the initial installation. Colibri offers the possibility to access its own applications or integrate third-party systems through the use of standard interfaces and a container architecture. The portfolio is rounded off by 24/7 operation management as well as other maintenance services. The talk presents the Colibri portfolio and the possibilities of an infrastructure-as-a-service solution in response to questions of digitisation and Industry 4.0.

11:30

EN 45545-2: test methods, classification criteria and impacts on materials

Raphaël Lorigny
Fire safety engineer
CREPIM
FRANCE
The mandatory European standard EN 45545-2 comes into force in 2018. This new Interoperability of the Trans-European High-Speed Rail System Directive aims to standardise the regulation in order to guarantee the same level of security, regardless of the location in the European Union. These new trends imply key changes on material development (different thermal stresses, new parameters measured and new classification criteria defined). The aim of this presentation is to describe the content of the first three parts of EN 45545, dealing with reaction and resistance to fire of materials and assemblies installed in railway vehicles, through several case studies.

12:00

The challenge for flame retardants in transport and mobility

Karyn Wallaert
Business development manager
Devan Chemicals
BELGIUM
Evolution in public transport and transformation in the way we travel are making fire prevention in trains, buses and aeroplanes a huge challenge. Accidents, electrical shorts and overheating can lead to fire. Rapid evacuation may not occur, leaving occupants trapped in enclosed areas filled with toxic smoke. New flame-retardant standards for public transport (for example EN 45545/2 for trains and UNECE R118 for buses) were defined to increase escape time by delaying combustion. The goal is slower ignition and less dense and toxic smoke. This requires new chemistry, which is what Devan is aiming for.

12:30

Czech railway industry overview

Marie Alžb?ta Vopálenská
General director
Association of Czech Railway Industry
CZECH REPUBLIC
This presentation will introduce and provide an overview of the Czech railway industry.

Moderator

Petr Šlegr
Project manager
Centre for Efficient Transport
CZECH REPUBLIC

13:30

High-technology floating floor solutions – customised and compliant with EN45545

Michael Forrer
Senior engineer
Angst+Pfister AG
SWITZERLAND
Sara Della Libera
Key account for Bellotti Railways and Transportation Division
Bellotti
ITALY
The presentation will discuss how to get the right floating floor: floor systems matrix easily explained and clearly in compliance with EN45545.

14:00

OLED – a new technology for integrated lighting and signage

Dr Christian May
Division director
Fraunhofer FEP
GERMANY
OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology enables new application scenarios for lighting. A unique advantage of organic thin film devices is that they can be applied on flexible substrates. This enables integration into, for example, lightweight structures, conformable surfaces, and so on. It also makes curved and transparent lighting systems possible. The first OLED lighting products have already entered the market based on rigid glass substrates. This paper gives an overview of the state of the art as well as roadmaps for OLED lighting and signage. A special focus lies on the opportunities using flexible substrates for OLED.

14:30

Passenger-friendly and operationally efficient rail vehicle interiors

Dr Bernhard Rüger
Researcher
Vienna University of Technology
AUSTRIA
In order to be competitive as a railway, operating efficiency counts as an imperative. In the context of railway carriage interior planning, this is often made subordinate to other substantial aspects such as expediency. This leads in practice to the opposite wished-for result. Misunderstood operating efficiency concepts such as a maximal utilisation of space for seating can in reality lead to a decline in operating efficiency, operational problems and serious safety risks. The presentation points out mistakes made when designing rail vehicle interiors, show the effects and stress how to improve.

15:00

Multifunctional modular train floors – project COMMUTE

Antonio Coelho
R&D director
MCG Mind For Metal
PORTUGAL
COMMUTE’s main objective is to develop a new flooring system concept used in mass transportation mainly intended for intercity, regional and high-speed, where comfort is of great importance due to average trip duration. COMMUTE adopts a modular design to reduce the flooring LCC. The design of larger floor panels and click systems allows less time for car assembly, and introduces embedded multifunctional features such as radiant heating and smart energy management. This sets the baseline for additional functional developments in intelligent floor panels to be used in the next generation of trains (embedded safety lights, low-voltage network, smart data collection).

15:30

Surface finishing for the railway industry

Roman Suroviak
Sales representative
Hajdik AS
CZECH REPUBLIC
Hajdik is a Czech-based company that offers surface treatment not only by wet painting. The presentation will showcase the company's long-term experience with projects in the railway industry.

Day 2: Wednesday 15 November

Conference Stage 1 Stage 1

Moderator

Franck Poutch
President
CREPIM
FRANCE

10:30

Colour perception and its utilisation for solutions of rolling stock interiors

Lukáš Málek
Design engineer - mobility division
Siemens s.r.o.
CZECH REPUBLIC
This paper offers an explanation of physical principles of colour and describes their human perception with an emphasis on the travel culture of public transportation. Important factors are parameters and attributes that have a main influence on colour perception. This results in a historical development of many kinds of colour catalogues and a discriminability of colours, especially in parlance. A significant element is the white colour and the ability to make colour mixtures. This information leads to main theories of human perception of colours and introduces issues of eye defects that are represented in the human population and that are known as colour blindness. The paper refers also to a psychological mood subtext, a colour constancy and an influence on safety and spatial perception in relation to design of a vehicle interior. At the close there is a short overview of colour perception in animals in comparison with human colour perception.

11:00

Transformation not disruption – creating tomorrow’s passenger experiences

Matt Round
Chief creative officer
Tangerine
UK
The presentation will explain how to unlock innovation through a designer’s insight into the human behaviour of today, to create future experiences that meet the unmet desires of tomorrow. With almost three decades’ experience creating paradigm-shifting products, services and experiences for global brands such as British Airways, Heathrow Express and Toyota, Matt provides a thoughtful snapshot of how design can create transport solutions with exceptional customer experiences that meet the unimagined future needs of passengers and providers.

11:30

Air-baggage drop-off during train ride to the airport

Dr Bernhard Rüger
Researcher
Vienna University of Technology
AUSTRIA
Due to ecological and economical reasons there are numerous cooperations between airlines and railways, especially in replacing short-distance feeder flights with trains. However, these cooperations are not in a position to tap the full passenger potential because they are in many cases not sufficiently attractive. The TerminalOnRail research project analysed possibilities to bring usual activities from the airport terminal – especially baggage drop-off – into the train to attract the train trip to the airport by saving travel time. The presentation will give an overview of passenger needs regarding baggage drop-off and first design studies.

12:00

Fire-retardant materials for railway applications and European standards

Franck Poutch
President
CREPIM
FRANCE
Fire causes many deaths and much damage every year. Fire risk and its consequences are of prime importance in the mass transportation sector, where the ability to leave rolling stock in case of fire is the key factor to save lives. EN 45545-2, which fully comes into force in 2018, defines new key parameters to be measured, covering flame spread, ignitability, heat release, smoke opacity and toxicity. They imply changes in the material development, where low-degradation kinetics is required. This gives the opportunity to use new fire-retardant strategies, which are outlined in this presentation.

13:00

How ensure good design to attract passengers in Scandinavia

Johan Larsvall
Industrial designer/CEO
Idesign Sweden AB
SWEDEN
The Nordic countries have a strong focus on design for passengers. Idesign works with passengers' preferences for different design: how to achieve seamless travel, a comfortable seat, nice lighting to match the dark winter period. The use of public transportation has to be doubled until 2020, which requires attracting more passengers – design is one way to reach this goal. The presentation will talk about how the design process can be used to get answers from passengers about their preferences for different designs, in order to make relevant decisions. This can be done through images and full-scale models.

13:30

Innovative floor system with high sound reduction and heating

Klemens Wesolowski
Managing director
Metawell GmbH
GERMANY
The presentation will discuss the comfort provided by an innovative floor heating system with high sound reduction. This will include functionality, technical background and benefits.

14:00

High-performing passengers, and rethinking boarding and alighting

David Watts
Managing director
CCD Design & Ergonomics
UK
CCD developed the passenger experience strategy for High Speed 2. As part of the strategy we defined core service principles, and one of those was the concept of high-performing passengers. In a complex system like HS2, how can we use different design interventions to help passengers to help themselves? The key is understanding different human behaviours in context. CCD conducted applied research into how steps up into the train influence boarding and alighting times, how mobile passengers might be in the future and how this could influence our view on vertical circulation in the station.

14:30

Born from knowledge: R&D design-driven innovation approach

José Rui Marcelino
CEO
Almadesign LDA
PORTUGAL
A collaborative innovation strategy can prove to be a competitive asset in lifting SME suppliers within the railway industry. Activating academic and industrial clusters through R&D initiatives has added significant assets and expanded the skill set and know-how of all partners involved. Furthermore, knowledge-driven collaborations help institute protocols that become the foundation for commercially driven exchange and vitalisation of the cluster itself. The Portuguese railway industry has benefited from a series of collaborations, including the INTRAIN, I-SEAT and MODSEAT projects, instrumental in the refurbishment of the Portuguese high-speed train CP Alfa Pendular by Almadesign and EMEF.

15:00

Thermal and acoustic isolation through easy-to-assemble light panels

David Cnockaert
Head of engineering and project management
Groupe Stratiforme-Compreforme
FRANCE
Isolaform is an innovative concept of composite sandwich panels made of FRP and additional materials. It includes many functions in one single panel: thermal isolation, fire stop and acoustic isolation. Its advantages are: all functions are kept in one complex, lightweight, robust, plug-and-play panel, with easy assembly and disassembly (reduction of assembly time by a factor of 10 for our customer) and adaptable to various shapes. Potential applications are: isolation for ceilings, floors or walls of machine rooms, any electrical cabinets, electrical equipment, rooms with complex assembly access or confined space, rooms with complex shape (curves, planes, etc.).

15:30

Developments of PET MC multicore sandwich solution

Stefan Reuterlöv
Technical manager
Armacell Benelux
BELGIUM
By using layered core material with different densities, properties can be improved when it comes to impact and point load resistance. With the thermoplastic welding process already in use for PET core, you can economically and safely make 'bonding' without the grooves/perforations and adhesive normally required, and achieving a uniform, well-controlled bond line every time. This opens up several new possible applications for layered multi-density core materials in trains. Testing has been performed to quantify the advantages of having a multicore solution in comparison with uniform-density sandwich for impact resistance, point load resistance and screw retention.

Conference Stage 2 Stage 2

Moderator

Beth Dean
Technical leader
Exova Warringtonfire
UK

11:00

Network vs. standalone: infrastructure as a service for trains

Melvin Zinngrebe
Head of IT on trains
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (a Deutsche Bahn AG company)
GERMANY
With the Colibri portfolio, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH launched an infrastructure-as-a-service solution in 2017. In a scalable Linux-based network solution, a wide range of network applications such as wi-fi or automated passenger counting can be realised with only one hardware across the board, thus saving hardware and supplier management from the initial installation. Colibri offers the possibility to access its own applications or integrate third-party systems through the use of standard interfaces and a container architecture. The portfolio is rounded off by 24/7 operation management as well as other maintenance services. The talk presents the Colibri portfolio and the possibilities of an infrastructure-as-a-service solution in response to questions of digitisation and Industry 4.0.

11:30

EN 45545-2: test methods, classification criteria and impacts on materials

Raphaël Lorigny
Fire safety engineer
CREPIM
FRANCE
The mandatory European standard EN 45545-2 comes into force in 2018. This new Interoperability of the Trans-European High-Speed Rail System Directive aims to standardise the regulation in order to guarantee the same level of security, regardless of the location in the European Union. These new trends imply key changes on material development (different thermal stresses, new parameters measured and new classification criteria defined). The aim of this presentation is to describe the content of the first three parts of EN 45545, dealing with reaction and resistance to fire of materials and assemblies installed in railway vehicles, through several case studies.

12:00

The challenge for flame retardants in transport and mobility

Karyn Wallaert
Business development manager
Devan Chemicals
BELGIUM
Evolution in public transport and transformation in the way we travel are making fire prevention in trains, buses and aeroplanes a huge challenge. Accidents, electrical shorts and overheating can lead to fire. Rapid evacuation may not occur, leaving occupants trapped in enclosed areas filled with toxic smoke. New flame-retardant standards for public transport (for example EN 45545/2 for trains and UNECE R118 for buses) were defined to increase escape time by delaying combustion. The goal is slower ignition and less dense and toxic smoke. This requires new chemistry, which is what Devan is aiming for.

12:30

Czech railway industry overview

Marie Alžb?ta Vopálenská
General director
Association of Czech Railway Industry
CZECH REPUBLIC
This presentation will introduce and provide an overview of the Czech railway industry.

Moderator

Petr Šlegr
Project manager
Centre for Efficient Transport
CZECH REPUBLIC

13:30

High-technology floating floor solutions – customised and compliant with EN45545

Michael Forrer
Senior engineer
Angst+Pfister AG
SWITZERLAND
Sara Della Libera
Key account for Bellotti Railways and Transportation Division
Bellotti
ITALY
The presentation will discuss how to get the right floating floor: floor systems matrix easily explained and clearly in compliance with EN45545.

14:00

OLED – a new technology for integrated lighting and signage

Dr Christian May
Division director
Fraunhofer FEP
GERMANY
OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology enables new application scenarios for lighting. A unique advantage of organic thin film devices is that they can be applied on flexible substrates. This enables integration into, for example, lightweight structures, conformable surfaces, and so on. It also makes curved and transparent lighting systems possible. The first OLED lighting products have already entered the market based on rigid glass substrates. This paper gives an overview of the state of the art as well as roadmaps for OLED lighting and signage. A special focus lies on the opportunities using flexible substrates for OLED.

14:30

Passenger-friendly and operationally efficient rail vehicle interiors

Dr Bernhard Rüger
Researcher
Vienna University of Technology
AUSTRIA
In order to be competitive as a railway, operating efficiency counts as an imperative. In the context of railway carriage interior planning, this is often made subordinate to other substantial aspects such as expediency. This leads in practice to the opposite wished-for result. Misunderstood operating efficiency concepts such as a maximal utilisation of space for seating can in reality lead to a decline in operating efficiency, operational problems and serious safety risks. The presentation points out mistakes made when designing rail vehicle interiors, show the effects and stress how to improve.

15:00

Multifunctional modular train floors – project COMMUTE

Antonio Coelho
R&D director
MCG Mind For Metal
PORTUGAL
COMMUTE’s main objective is to develop a new flooring system concept used in mass transportation mainly intended for intercity, regional and high-speed, where comfort is of great importance due to average trip duration. COMMUTE adopts a modular design to reduce the flooring LCC. The design of larger floor panels and click systems allows less time for car assembly, and introduces embedded multifunctional features such as radiant heating and smart energy management. This sets the baseline for additional functional developments in intelligent floor panels to be used in the next generation of trains (embedded safety lights, low-voltage network, smart data collection).

15:30

Surface finishing for the railway industry

Roman Suroviak
Sales representative
Hajdik AS
CZECH REPUBLIC
Hajdik is a Czech-based company that offers surface treatment not only by wet painting. The presentation will showcase the company's long-term experience with projects in the railway industry.
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change