20 thousand TRAKO participants. Friday is the last day of the fair in Gdańsk.

More than 20,000 trade visitors have taken part in TRAKO 2021, the 14th International Railway Fair, Gdańsk, by Day 3. On TRAKO’s final day, all railway fans are welcome to visit the outdoor exhibition, including the rolling stock at the new AMBEREXPO exhibition tracks. The third Education & Career Day will also take place on Friday, with TRAKO exhibitors presenting the most interesting job, internship and traineeship opportunities.

Day 3 of the 14th International Railway Fair, Gdańsk, saw the award ceremony for TRAKO competitions. The Jan Raczyński Media Prize was presented for the first time, named after an outstanding journalist and long-standing member of the Programme Council. “The prize is an expression of our willingness to honour the memory of Jan Raczyński. We miss him very much,” said TRAKO Project Director Dorota Daszkowska-Kosewska of the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co., before the results were announced.

The prize went to Katarzyna Kopczyńska of Puls Biznesu for promoting reliable knowledge about rail industry activities, in the media and the news. Jakub Madrjas of Rynek Kolejowy and Marek Graff of Technika Transportu Szynowego received honourable mentions.

The Best Company Stand Design Award is a TRAKO tradition. The award committee’s verdict includes two categories: stands up to 30m2 and stands above 30m2 in area. Three equal prizes were awarded in each category. “The judges did not have an easy task,” emphasised Paweł Orłowski, Vice CEO of the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co. “Criteria such as timeless elegance, creativity, thought-out solutions, functionality and a clear marketing message were taken into consideration. Diligent and thorough workmanship was another important evaluation criterion,” adds Vice CEO Orłowski.

Winners in the up to 30m2 category:
Selectron Systems AG of the Knorr-Bremse Group, Lyss SWITZERLAND
ZOS ZVOLEN SRO, Zvolen SLOVAKIA
TEKNISKA POLSKA PRZEMYSŁOWE SYSTEMY TRANSMISJI, Gliwice POLAND

Winners in the above 30m2 category:
Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu, Warsaw POLAND
ZUE SA, Kraków POLAND
MEDCOM Sp. z o.o., Warsaw POLAND

The Sopot Railway Modelling Club, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co. presented prizes to enthusiasts of the world of small railway. The prizes were presented in two categories:

- Best Railway Mock-up

1st place, Rev. Janusz Grygier
2nd place, Paweł Koob
3rd place, Paweł Zielecki

- Best Model Railway Rolling Stock Collection
1st place, Feliks Jaworski
2nd place, Jarosław Kozłowski
3rd place, Rev. Janusz Grygier

The MTG SA CEO Cup was awarded to Feliks Jaworski.

A cooperation agreement on the implementation of hydrogen technologies in rail transport was signed on Thursday. PKP Cargo, Grupa Azoty and PESA want to work together for the development of zero-emission rail freight transport. The companies intend to jointly implement, among other things, research and development projects aimed at developing optimised methods of using hydrogen to power rail vehicles, alongside ways to transport hydrogen and refuel rail vehicles. For more information, please contact Krzysztof Losz, PKP CARGO SA Press Officer, +48 663 290 110, media@pkpcargo.com

EDUCATION & CAREER DAY

The third Education & Career Day will take place on Friday, with TRAKO exhibitors presenting the most interesting job, internship and traineeship opportunities. The main objective of the meetings will be an opportunity for the direct exchange of information and employer–employee expectations, also in view of choosing university courses, specialisations and PhD programmes. Over the entire day, you can take part in lectures and workshops dedicated to individuals looking for a job in the industry. Owing to the international nature of TRAKO, it will also be an opportunity to find out about Polish and international rail transport projects. The participants can take a free-of-charge tour of the TRAKO exhibits which aptly illustrate both the current state of the industry’s development and, most of all, the latest innovative technological solutions.
Detailed programme of the event: http://deik.trakotargi.pl/title,Jezyk,pid,4789,lang,2.html

On Friday, the TRAKO outdoor exhibition is available to the general public

Due to the epidemic-related regulations, extended until 30 September, and the priority to make the exhibition available to trade visitors, the general public can participate to a limited extent only. However, to meet the interest of rail transport fans and enthusiasts, it will be possible to visit the outdoor exhibition, including the rolling stock on the new exhibition tracks of the Gdańsk Zaspa Towarowa (Freight) station. The public will be able to enter the event area on Friday, 24 September, from 10:00 to 16:00. Entry tickets can be purchased at PLN20, on site at the reception desks. Payment by credit card only, no discounts apply.

Changes in the traffic scheme

In connection with TRAKO, Żaglowa Street is closed down for traffic until midnight on Monday, 27 September. Free parking spaces are available in the yard next to the Tax Office (Urząd Skarbowy III) / the Gravel company. Access will only be available from ul. Marynarki Polskiej.

Accreditation

Make sure to apply for your TRAKO accreditation, available online only:
http://trakotargi.amberexpo.pl/title,MEDIA,pid,4666.html

The Media entry passes (badges) entitle you to entry on all TRAKO days.

IMPORTANT:

Photographing of the stands and/or exhibits is allowed only with the Exhibitor’s consent, by accredited journalists with a visibly displayed MEDIA entry pass (badge)

TRAKO is organised by the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co. and the PKP Group at the AMBEREXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre, 21–24 September 2021. TRAKO Partners: ALSTOM, Knorr-Bremse, Medcom, Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz SA and TRACK TEC. TRAKO 2021 Financial Partner: Bank Pekao SA.

TRAKO enjoys the honorary auspices of:
- Poland’s Minister of State Assets, Jacek Sasin,
- Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk,
- President of the UTK Polish Office of Rail Transport, Ignacy Góra,
- President of the SEP Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, Piotr Szymczak.