London commuters and leisure travellers will have a further opportunity to experience the future of underground rail travel - thanks to a three month-extension for the forward-looking ‘Going Underground: our journey to the future’ exhibition.
The exhibition, which is free to enter and was due to close its doors this month, has been extended due to popular demand and will remain open at The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks, until 4th April 2014. Almost 6,500 people have visited the exhibition since it opened in October 2013.
Created by engineering experts Siemens, in conjunction with London Transport Museum and media specialists CBS Outdoor UK, the exhibition showcases forward-thinking technology that will influence underground travel in the future.
It features a life-size mock-up of a brand new design of metro train – the Siemens Inspiro – which is 30% more energy efficient and 20% lighter than other modern metro trains that run in cities today. Visitors to the exhibition can go inside the train, and experience its light, open and fully air conditioned carriages.
Other interactive exhibits on display include:
Technologies designed to help travellers find their way around underground rail networks more easily
Electronic ticketing developments
Station management solutions
Cutting edge advertising and passenger information systems.
Visitors can download a specially designed exhibition guide to their smartphone (either via a dedicated link: http://media4rail.GoingUndergroundGuide.com or by using a QR code) to provide additional information about the exhibits.