“Going Underground: Our journey to the future.” exhibition opens on October 8th 2013 – London
SIEMENS – At the heart of the exhibition is a full-size mock up of a brand new concept metro train – the Siemens Inspiro. A mix of interactive exhibits on display – housed in a temporary ‘station’ building – will focus on technologies to help travellers find their way more easily, electronic ticketing developments, passenger information systems and station management solutions.
Going Underground is free to enter and will be open for a three month period. It will be located on the site of The Crystal in Royal Victoria Docks, the world’s largest exhibition of solutions dedicated to sustainable cities.
Innovative exhibition gives a glimpse into the future of underground rail travel
Design is becoming increasingly important within the urban environment. A metropolis’ identity is notably determined by the quality and visual impression of its local public transport system. To address the diverse demands posed by public transportation in the cities of tomorrow, Siemens has developed a metro platform that sets new standards in its class and contributes to a modern city’s spirit.
The Inspiro has large entrance doors and a thoughtfully designed interior with wide passageways that give a generous feeling of space. The concept design of the new ‘Inspiro’ with its full LED lighting creates a light and bright atmosphere in the train.
At the same time the train is 30% more energy efficient than similar modern metro trains and will save enough energy to power 30,000 homes per year. more> http://tinyurl.com/krdbekf
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