The new InnoTren: an inspiring railway carriage

Chur, 31st January 2019

As of tomorrow (Friday), it will be on its way: the modern conference and innovation carriage of Rhaetian Railway (RhB), giving new impetus to Swiss meeting culture and, at the same time, getting creative ideas rolling. Inspired by the passing Graubünden mountain landscape, teams of up to 15 members can solve key corporate matters, attend innovation workshops or hold classic conferences while on the move. The InnoTren is the result of a cooperation between the Chur University of Applied Sciences (HTW Chur), Zühlke and RhB.

Escape the daily office grind and move about rather than sit – all while watching the beautiful Graubünden mountain landscape pass you by: the InnoTren provides a creative working environment for teams and think tanks, as well as anyone looking for a mobile train of thought. An old Glacier Express car was converted for the purpose. “I really believe in the InnoTren concept: there’s no way out, everyone is gathered together in the same room. All ideas are put on the table, on the large panoramic windows, or on the flip chart,” says RhB Director Renato Fasciati at the unveiling of the railway carriage today (Thursday) at Chur railway station.

The InnoTren was designed and implemented in collaboration with the HTW Chur and Zühlke. This means the carriage also comes with the option of booking a moderator from the Chur University of Applied Sciences or Zühlke. Jürg Kessler, rector of the HTW Chur, was pleased to announce: “The space, the people and the process are key to generating and implementing ideas. The necessary space has been created and we at the HTW Chur are more than happy to support the process.”

Zühlke CEO Nicolas Durville agrees: “Innovative ideas are born in a remarkable environment. The unusual setting provided by InnoTren is inspiring. Meetings and workshops held in the railway carriage lead to completely different results than everyday meetings held in the office.”
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Rhb Innotren



Rhb Innotren

The InnoTren – a mobile train of thought

- Introductory price in combination with a round trip: e.g. 4 hours for CHF 1,350
  (incl. rail travel and tickets for all participants)
- Price while stationary in Chur (full day) CHF 900. Other locations on request.
- Price while stationary in Chur (half day) CHF 500. Other locations on request.

The price includes: service and support by an RhB hostess, Wi-Fi, creative materials, notepads, writing implements, presentation kit, coffee, mineral water, brainfood and fruit.

Facilities: max. 15 seats, meeting or workshop seating, screen (75"), speakers, height-adjustable tables, flip chart, whiteboard, coffee machine.

For more information and to book, go to

Rhb Innotren



Rhb Innotren

Information is available from:
•    RhB: Simon Rageth, Corporate Communications, tel. +41 (0)81 2886 406,
•    HTW: Professor Patricia Deflorin, Professor for Innovation Management, tel. +41 (0)81 2863 756,
•    Zühlke: Michelle Habegger, Corporate Communications, tel. +41 (0)79 3266 208,