LAYOUT PLANNING software that has been likened to an Ikea kitchen design programme is set to be unveiled at Modern Railways RVE.
The software, the result of a long-standing collaboration between Austria’s TU-Vienna University and netwiss, allows the user to draft rail interiors in much the same way as a kitchen planner lays out a theoretical home in-store. It produces information on passenger change over time, luggage accommodation and the achievable occupancy rate in vehicles.
The TU-Vienna has been researching vehicle interiors for almost 20 years. Its focus is on optimising passenger flow for short dwell times and achieving a high degree of capacity utilisation, the aim being to achieve an optimum balance between the requirements of train operators and passengers.
WILLIAM COOK SIGNS UP
TU-Vienna is just one of several companies recently confirming their participation at Modern Railways RVE.
William Cook Rail, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bogies, running gear and couplers, has also confirmed its attendance at the show as an exhibitor.
The company, which employs 180 people at its Leeds rail base, designs and manufactures complex, high integrity components for blue chip rail customers all over the world. Customers include Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens, and William Cook Rail products are on trains in many countries, among them France, Germany, Canada, India, Australia and the United States.
POWDER COATINGS ON DISPLAY
Powdertech Corby has also joined the Modern Railways RVE exhibitor list.
The Northamptonshire-based firm is a market-leading supplier of high quality powder coating solutions to the architectural, rail and marine markets – specialising in aluminium, galvanised and mild steel substrates.