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July 13, 2021

InnoTrans Podcast: Rail transport as the backbone of mobility

On 13 July InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, will broadcast the sixth episode of the international Mobility Podcast. The researcher Prof. Dr. Siefkes of the Germany Aerospace Center will talk about the potential for rail transport to help reach the EU’s climate targets.

In the interview he will look at the prospects for high-speed rail freight and present new technological vehicle concepts able to assist the transition to efficient rail transport:

“Railway transport is a central means to achieve the European Green deal. To master this role, it will see a transformation leading to the following setting in 20 to 30 years from now: The acceptance and attractiveness of the rail system is very high and both decarbonization and an increase in energy efficiency in the entire value chain per person/km or ton/km has been achieved on a large scale. Remote regions are reintegrated into the rail system; transfer and handling times are minimized; society sees the railways as the backbone of mobility“, said Prof. Dr. Siefkes.

You can find all episodes of the InnoTrans Podcast here. Additional information on these episodes is available on our social media channels LinkedIn, Twitter (@InnoTrans) and our InnoTrans blog.

The next episode of the InnoTrans Podcast will be aired on 10 August when Chris Snyder, CEO of Via Transportation, will be the guest.

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 153,421 trade visitors who came from 149 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The thirteenth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 20 to 23 September 2022. More details are available online at