India: Thales Awarded Delhi Metro Ticketing System Contract
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Thales Awarded Delhi Metro Ticketing System Contract
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has awarded Thales Transportation the ticketing system augmentation of Phases I and II of the Delhi metro upgrade. 100 metro stations will be fitted with 240 extra access gates, 300 new ticket vending machines and 150 automatic vending machines for card top-ups.
The award comes after two new sections of the metro line Phase III, Faridabad and Badli, were inaugurated with new automated vending machines. Phases I and II relate to 65km and 125km of track respectively. The gates will be delivered between February and September of 2016.
Thales Success in India
Thales has worked with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for nearly 14 years, covering an excess of 70% of the network and serving three million passengers a day. Thales has supplied a total of 800 ticket vending machines, 600 automated vending machines and 1,130 access gates to the network. These machines make the network more user-friendly, encouraging a modal shift from cars to metro in the congested city.
Thales also supplies ticketing systems in New Delhi and Gurgaon, Communication and Supervision systems for New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangalore metros, and advanced signalling CBTC for the Hyderabad metro. Thales also provides Digital axle counters throughout the Indian Railways main line network and a train protection and warning system (European Train Control System) for the Southern Railway.