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Conceptualising the future of the fire standards in the European rail industry and beyond, through practical and regulatory insight

28th February – 1st March 2018, Berlin

Following on from a fantastic 2017 event, Fire Protection of Rolling Stock 2018 promises to be the best yet. We’ll be building on the success of 2017 and will gather a stellar line-up, featuring global train operators and manufacturers along with leading component and material suppliers. As a collective, the FPRS community will come together to explore how the industry can continue to strive for better fire safety both now and in the future.

FPRS takes place over 2 days during which we will be taking an in-depth look at the biggest challenges and opportunities in the sector. We’ll be delving into the technical and strategic innovations impacting the sector and will explore as a group what more can be done to set and improve standards.

We know that our community values networking above all else and we’ll have a series of breaks and leisure time to help you make new connections and lasting business relationships.


Event News

Why attend FPRS 2018?

Fire Protection for Rolling Stock 2018 brings together senior decision-makers and representatives from operators, manufacturers, regulators, research institutes and service providers to share experiences, discoveries and real life case studies.

Enhancing fire safety through simulation

With fire incidents in decline, it is clear that technology has once again contributed to this success.  Whether it is a newly developed fire detection system or a novel protective coating, multiple contributions have created a safer environment for the general public.

Open-gangway vs. Closed-gangway rolling stock

As you might have discovered from viral videos online, overcrowding continues to be a major issue in a number of world class cities’ rail transport systems. To solve this global issue, many have adopted the ‘open-gangway’ approach, aka the centipede train.

Highlights from 2017

Chaired by the stellar Dr. Tony Cash, the FPRS programme incorporates presentations, panels, interviews and roundtables on the pressing issues impacting the sector. 2017 saw participation from some of the biggest names in the business, including but not limited to; Alstom, Bombardier, Carleton University, European Rail Agency, Hitachi, Metroselskabet, RIFA, RISE, Siemens, Swedish Transport Administration and US Department of Transport.