Ostrava's public transport trade fair, the most important event of its kind in central and eastern Europe nowadays, scaled new heights in 2007 with 135 exhibiting companies and 6,346 visitors. As usual, there were plenty of exhibits making debut appearances. In TransUrban 4/07 we looked at some of the new tramway and trolleybus products; here we focus on the world of heavy rail.
Our title photograph offers a panorama of the area of outside exhibits, with one of the latest three-car RegioNova rebuilds 814 207/208, currently operating in southern Moravia, which are now known by CD as RegioNova Trios (see R 3/07, p. 11), occupying centre stage. On the right is a rake of CD's latest Siemens-built express passenger stock, headed by ER20-015 and hiding the record-breaking Taurus which on 2 September 2006 created with 357 km/h a new world speed record for electric locomotives.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta