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International Railway Summit 2016 technical visits announced

Press Release   •   Jan 28, 2016 13:00 GMT

Delegates attending International Railway Summit 2016 will have the opportunity to attend technical visits courtesy of ÖBB, Austria’s national railway operator and Linsinger, rail milling and grinding experts. The visits will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday 17 February, and the evening of Thursday 18 February.

ÖBB will make a presentation on Vienna’s striking new central station, Hauptbahnhof, opened in December 2015, from the Skylobby on the 23rd floor of ÖBB’s headquarters, overlooking the station. The Hauptbahnhof is part of a €3bn nationwide railway station upgrade programme of more than 100 stations and stops, by ÖBB Infrastruktur. The new station offers significantly improved, principally international, connectivity and shorter travel times.

Delegates will then be taken on a guided tour of ÖBB’s newly constructed service centre at Matzleinsdorf, which brings together ÖBB’s servicing, maintenance and cleaning facilities.

Following Wednesday’s site visit, International Railway Summit 2016 will officially get underway with a reception and dinner. During the dinner, Christian Kern, CEO of ÖBB, will deliver a speech welcoming delegates to the beautiful city of Vienna and two days of discussion and business meetings.

On Thursday evening delegates can enjoy a 30 minute presentation by Dinner Sponsor Linsinger at Wien Westbahnhof. Linsinger will present and demonstrate live their high performance rail milling train SF06-FFS, a top of the range product with 6 processing units, modular configuration, cabin to cabin-gangway and a processing speed up to 20m/min. Following the presentation delegates will have the opportunity to speak with Linsinger’s experts.

Westbahnhof is one of the busiest stations in Vienna. Fully refurbished and reopened in 2011, it was Vienna’s main hub for international and long-distance rail services until the opening of the Hauptbahnhof. Now, it is the departure point for regional rail lines into the west of Vienna, primarily a commuter station and the terminus of private rail operator Westbahn’s intercity service from Salzburg.

Leaving Westbahnhof, delegates will move on to a restaurant for dinner, sponsored by Linsinger.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit 2016 and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, International Railway Journal and IRITS Events.

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By Jacek79 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts ('suppliers'), based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit 2016 is co-hosted by International Railway Journal and IRITS Events and will take place on 17-19 February 2016 in Vienna, Austria.