Fair news 2017

Sustainable transports, technological development and safety issues were the main themes at Elmia Future Transport, Elmia Nordic Rail and Elmia Nordic Road. With some 100 international exhibitors, the three fairs entrenched their position as the Nordic region’s largest and leading meeting place for transport and infrastructure.

12 October 2017 Read more
Rob Whyte has relatively recently become Managing Director of Alstom in the Nordic region.

Hydrogen trains or battery-powered ones? Both options can replace diesel trains in the future. But why is a change necessary? These issues were discussed during the seminar “Higher, longer, lighter hybrids – What is the look and feel of the future trains?”

11 October 2017 Read more
Alan Goodliffe works for the Department for International Trade and at the British Embassy in Stockholm.

A number of UK companies are exhibiting at Elmia Future Transport, Elmia Nordic Rail and Elmia Nordic Road.

“An excellent opportunity to see, learn and share their own experiences,” says Alan Goodliffe of the Department for International Trade and the British Embassy in Stockholm.

11 October 2017 Read more
Jonas Karlsson, CEO Oslo-Stockholm 2.55 AB; Lennart Kalander, Swedish Transport Administration; moderator Ulf Nyström; Karin Svensson-Smith (Moderate Party), Chair of the Riksdag Committee on Transport and Communications; and HG Wessberg, Sweden’s National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure, discussed why Sweden needs a high-speed rail line.

Is building a high-speed rail line in Sweden the solution to every problem? That somewhat pointed question was discussed at the key seminar “High-speed railways – do they solve the problems?” The panel’s answer? They don’t solve everything but they help a lot.

11 October 2017 Read more
“In this case you could almost drive the car away afterwards,” said Anders Hamrin after the Tuesday afternoon crash test at Elmia Nordic Road.

A good safety barrier can save lives. During Elmia Nordic Road you have the chance to watch unique crash tests live – right on the fairgrounds.

“The maintenance of Sweden’s road safety barriers is in a neglected state,” says Anders Hamrin, sales manager at Nordic Road Safety.

11 October 2017 Read more

Rolling stock maintenance is the speciality of a young German company with a century-old tradition. A subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH was only founded in 2001 but almost all its service depots have existed for more than 100 years. Now it’s presenting that hard-won expertise at Elmia Nordic Rail, Hall B05 stand 32.

04 October 2017 Read more
The next stage for Vision Zero

This year is the 20th anniversary of Sweden’s Vision Zero. Elmia Nordic Road celebrates this by looking ahead to the next stage.
“Today, the goal of having no deaths in road traffic ties in with other sustainability goals like clean air and a noise-free environment,” says Magnus Ringqvist, Business Sector Manager for Elmia Future Transport, Elmia Nordic Rail and Elmia Nordic Road. 

04 July 2017 Read more

Strukton Rail AB is coming to Elmia Nordic Rail both to exhibit its smart solutions for building, operating and maintaining railway systems and to introduce its new innovation prize, which will be awarded for the first time. One of Strukton’s new products is the Hedwig (SIM) inspection carriage, which easily inspects switches with the aid of laser and high-speed film.

29 May 2017 Read more

For travellers, smart and sustainable travel involves so much more than just the means of transport and the digital services provided. In tomorrow’s world of smart travel, the roles are reversed and the traveller is the guide – the person who supplies the information, which is to be responded to as necessary. Just how this might be done is the topic of one of the seminars at this year’s conference.

07 April 2017 Read more