Rail cabin innovation recognised with international Awards launch


Author: Graham Johnson

RedCabin and the organisers of The Rail Interiors Show join forces to create not-for-profit The Rail Interiors Awards.

● Awards will be judged by a panel of impartial, renown industry experts and rail-industry journalists

● Judging will take place at The Rail Interiors Show in Prague, Czech Republic from 25-26 October 2023

● Awards will be presented at The RedCabin Rail Innovation Summit on 8 November 2023 in Vienna, Austria

The organisers of some of the world's most creative rail-interior events have joined forces to establish The Rail Interiors Awards, accolades that are designed to reward and recognise design and technological innovation in rail-passenger comfort, safety, and enjoyment.

RedCabin, organisers of the RedCabin Rail Interiors Innovation Summit that takes place in Vienna, Austria from 8-9 November, and Mark Allen Group, creators of the brand-new The Rail Interiors Show that takes place in Prague, Czech Republic from 25-26 October, have combined their knowledge and contacts to bring together an independent panel of industry experts and expert journalists.

The Awards comprise of six categories: Design Innovation of the Year, Project Collaboration of the Year, Technological Innovation of the Year, Concept of the Year, New Cabin of the Year and Rail Cabin of the Year. Each category is designed to recognise the achievements of manufacturers of rolling stock, national rail operators, and of course the suppliers to the industry.

Judges, each of whom are giving their time for free, will receive a shortlist of nominated projects and technologies in October at The Rail Interiors Show in Prague, with the winners being announced at RedCabin's Rail Interior Innovation Summit in Vienna on 8 November. Nominations will open at the beginning of August.

Damien de Roche, Event Director for The Rail Interiors Show said, 'We're excited to be working with our friends at RedCabin in order to create awards that are truly independent. Our goal is to recognise the wealth of design and engineering talent that exists within the rail cabin sector.'

Monica Wick, Founder and CEO of RedCabin, added, 'We'll be revealing the full awards' jury in the coming weeks, but thus far we've already attracted some incredible names. The awards are set to become an industry standard in their inaugural year.'

The awards panel already includes Weiwei He, Director at Tangerine; Karsten Wagner, CTO Mainline Vehicles at Stadler; Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, Innovation Manager at East West Rail; Kristy Dias, Managing Director at PriestmannGoode and Elizabeth Jordan, Editor of the Global Railway Review. In all, some 20 experts will decide who creates the best, most innovative rail interior designs and technologies in the world.

For more information, visit www.RailInteriorsAwards.com or contact Andreas Wibowo Andreas.Wibowo@redcabin.de or Damien de Roche damien.deroche@markallengroup.com