Main Line Rail, Urban and Metro Transport Solutions

Transport networks around the world rely on Thales technology and systems expertise for safe, reliable, efficient operations that deliver optimised capacity and reliability.

Thales Transportation Buisness is a global leader in main line rail, urban and metro transport, offering advanced signaling and control, integrated communications and supervision systems, revenue collection systems and a comprehensive services and support offer that set the standard in the transportation industry. We help our customers operate infrastructures at higher capacities so passengers and goods can reach their destinations more quickly, more safely, more ecologically and at a lower cost.

Thales partners with major transport operators in over 50 countries cementing a reputation as a world leader in the provision of mission-critical information systems. We have a unique ability to innovate in partnership with customers to provide smarter solutions and deliver turnkey products, combined with key enabling technologies and a full range of services to the ground transportation systems market.

Rail Traffic Management Systems (TMS)

With an unmatched pedigree in delivering rail Traffic Management Systems (TMS) in mainline, urban and metro transport globally, Thales TMS transforms railway operations by increasing capacity, reducing delays, and keeps staff and passengers better informed. Train control systems using Thales’s AlTrac inter-operable European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling improve energy efficiency, and provide seamless cross-border movement of people and goods. Thales ETCS is used to manage 16 000 km of track – 30% of the world’s railways – with its ETCS signalling system, and more than 1700 stations use Thales electronic interlocking technology. Around the world, Thales ARAMIS manages 60,000 trains per day in complex mixed traffic environments across 16 countries and 72,000 km of track.

Urban Transport Networks

In the urban environment Thales ability as a world class systems integrator improves mobility for passengers and freight within and between urban centres. Over 80 metro lines and 2,200 km of track around the world benefit from our SelTrac Communications Based-Train Control (CBTC) system and we are ranked No. 1 in the world for such solutions, maximising capacity, efficiency and reliability. From door-to-door and depot-to-depot, Thales offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of public transport solutions on the market. We provide intelligent systems and services for multi-modal transport needs across:

  • Signalling and train control
  • Traffic management
  • Communications
  • Supervision
  • Security
  • Personalised passenger information and journey planners
  • Seamless multi- modal ticketing and revenue collection
  • Operation control centres

As the world’s only supplier of nationwide multimodal fare collection systems,  Thales fare collection systems handle €15 billion worth of ticket payments every year in over 100 cities around the world, on 2000 stations and 20 000 metros, buses, and tramways.

Intelligent Road Traffic Management Solutions

Thales has more than 35 years of experience as a designer of centralised traffic management systems. We provide highway authorities and road operators with state of the art solutions and technologies to build better traffic infrastructures.  Our products offer high levels of operational safety and security for people, data and all associated financial transaction.

Tollgates are inefficient, disrupt traffic flow and decrease road capacity. Contactless technology offers an intelligent road charging solution, connected via secure systems of data management and control. To this end, we design and manufacture:

  • Electronic toll collection
  • Free flow tolling

To help meet demand for increased traffic capacity and make road networks more efficient, we offer integrated technology solutions with:

  • Traffic management systems

For successful multi-modal transport systems, we produce interoperable systems for co-operation between rail, tram, bus and car parks, including:

Major Areas of Operation

Thales has a truly global reach with our systems helping major transport operators in 50 countries maximise their network capabilities, efficiency and passenger experience.

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Examples of our successes across the world include:

Mexico

1st ETCS application on a commuter line

Canada

As a technology leader, Thales has proven numerous market firsts:

  • 1st fully automated CBTC in revenue service,
  • 1st automated depot including driverless coupling/ uncouplings
  • CBTC Unattended Train Operation (UTO) for one of the world’s longest metros – Vancouver Sky Train.

Asia Pacific

3 railway lines into revenue service simultaneously – a world first– Shanghai lines 6, 8 and 9.

Our solutions have also been successfully deployed in Auckland (regional and national), Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Singapore, Taipei and Taiwan High Speed Rail.

Europe

1st ETCS cross- border link – Vienna to Budapest.

1st Neighbour Radio Block Centre (NRBC) interface into service – Netherlands and Belgium

1st national ticketing systems – Denmark and Netherlands

1st fully integrated operation control centre – Bilbao

UKs largest light rail network – Manchester Metrolink

World’s largest re-signalling programme – London’s Jubilee and Northern lines

Our solutions have also been successfully deployed in Cagliari, Coimbra, Denmark (nationwide), Lisbon, Madrid, Monaco, Naples, The Netherlands (nationwide), Olbia, Oslo (regional), Paris, Sardinia (regional), Strasbourg, Turin and Vicenza.

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