Thales Transportation

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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:

  • Tramways and buses fleet managements systems
  • Park-and-ride solutions
  • Car park management
  • Road traffic management

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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Thales Transportation News

Deutsche Bahn Introduces its Research Lab for the Future – the Advanced TrainLab

Deutsche Bahn Introduces its Research Lab for the Future – the ...

In order to develop digital technologies efficiently, Deutsche Bahn has launched its advanced TrainLab to allow their on-board testing.

Thales: Creating Brighter Futures with the Prince’s Trust

Thales: Creating Brighter Futures with the Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for young people, working to empower and support them to move into jobs, education & training. Thales has...

Dakar’s Regional Express Train: ENGIE Ineo and Thales Deliver On Their Commitments

Dakar’s Regional Express Train: ENGIE Ineo and Thales Deliver O...

The first section of the Regional Express Train (Train Express Régional, or TER) that will link the capital of Dakar to Diamniadio (36 km) will be formally han...

Bangkok’s Suburban Train will Boost its Capacity by up to 40% with Thales

Bangkok’s Suburban Train will Boost its Capacity by up to 4...

Thailand’s main rail operator, SRT, will adopt the European Train Control System, ensuring the highest safety standards of operation. Through a contract signe...

Thales Secures Computer-Based Interlocking Systems Contract in Montreal

Thales Secures Computer-Based Interlocking Systems Contract in Mo...

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has recently awarded Thales a contract to provide new computer-based interlocking systems across all lines of the...

Thales to Provide Next-Generation Rail Traffic Management System to Norway

Thales to Provide Next-Generation Rail Traffic Management System ...

Bane NOR is planning the procurement of a new signalling system based on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) standard. The goal is to renew most...

Thales: Putting Big Data to Work for Transport Operators and Passengers

Thales: Putting Big Data to Work for Transport Operators and Pass...

Thales transforms passenger information into an asset by making sense of the data. Its big data analytics platform for public transport measures the number of p...

Shanghai Awards Thales Contract for Driverless Metro Line

Shanghai Awards Thales Contract for Driverless Metro Line

Demonstrating its world-leading capabilities in driverless metro systems, Thales SEC Transport (TST), the joint venture with Shanghai Electric has...

TfL and Thales on Track to Boost Capacity on London’s Underground

TfL and Thales on Track to Boost Capacity on London’s Under...

This weekend, Transport for London (TfL) engineers completed their biggest test to date of brand new signalling that will bring more frequent and...

Thales to Install Security Systems at 61 Railway Stations in Italy

Thales to Install Security Systems at 61 Railway Stations in Ital...

RFI, the Italian rail network operator, has awarded a pool of companies led by Thales a contract for the implementation of security systems on...

Egypt National Railways Relies on Thales to Modernise Railway Network

Egypt National Railways Relies on Thales to Modernise Railway Net...

Thales has been awarded a 3-year contract by Egypt National Railways (ENR) for the modernisation of the signalling and telecommunications systems and...

New Signalling System for the London Underground Successfully Tested

New Signalling System for the London Underground Successfully Tes...

The transformation of London Underground's sub-surface lines has reached a milestone, with multiple test trains running on the brand new signalling system..

Thales Secures Maintenance Contract in Saudi Arabia

Thales Secures Maintenance Contract in Saudi Arabia

Thales has signed a two-year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling and telecommunications systems of...

Thales Wins Third Light Rail Transit Contract in Taiwan

Thales Wins Third Light Rail Transit Contract in Taiwan

Thales has won a new contract for the future Ankeng Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Taiwan. Under the planning of the New Taipei City Department of...

Thales and London’s Docklands Light Railway Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Thales and London’s Docklands Light Railway Celebrate 30 Ye...

This July marked 30 years since the opening of London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR). As we celebrate the history of this railway to date, we look at...

Thales Secures Signalling Systems Contract in Turkey

Thales Secures Signalling Systems Contract in Turkey

Thales has secured a new signalling systems contract from the Gülermak-Kolin joint venture for Turkish State Railways (TCDD).

Inspiring Stories for International Women in Engineering Day – Emma Gilchrist

Inspiring Stories for International Women in Engineering Day – ...

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, we interviewed inspiring woman in rail Emma Gilchrist from Motion Rail to hear her story.

Rail Maintenance: Defining the World’s Gold Standard

Rail Maintenance: Defining the World’s Gold Standard

When equipment fails, delays are inevitable. And not just to one train, on one journey, but to the many passenger and freight trains scheduled to follow.

Thales Wins two New Train Fare Collection Contracts

Thales Wins two New Train Fare Collection Contracts

Thales has signed two new train fare collection contracts covering 19 new stations on the Cairo metro. Both contracts are part of the...

End of Exclusive Negotiations Between Thales and Latour Capital

End of Exclusive Negotiations Between Thales and Latour Capital

Thales and Latour Capital have decided by mutual agreement to end the exclusive negotiations on the proposed divestment of Thales’s ticketing business.

Thales Acquires Pioneers of Real-Time Big Data Analytics

Thales Acquires Pioneers of Real-Time Big Data Analytics

Thales has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the US company Guavus, a pioneer in real-time Big Data analytics.

Increasing Capacity on the London Underground

Increasing Capacity on the London Underground

Capacity can be improved, especially on busy networks, by switching from fixed block signalling to moving block signalling.

Cyber Security – A Growing Challenge for the Rail Industry

Cyber Security – A Growing Challenge for the Rail Industry

Cyber security is an issue we have become more and more aware of in our increasingly digital world. It poses a challenge for the rail industry too.

The Digital Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities

The Digital Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities

The digital transformation is a huge challenge and a great opportunity for all business sectors, including rail. We've interviewed key players for insights.

BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day 2017

BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day 2017

On International Women's Day 2017, we're pleased that women are encouraged into STEM careers and we highlight the need for changing attitudes.

Thales UK Transportation Business Achieves Investor in Innovations Award

Thales UK Transportation Business Achieves Investor in Innovation...

The Transportation business of Thales UK achieves the prestigious Investor in Innovations Award. Thales Transportation operates in the UK as a systems...

Thales to Sell Transport Ticketing and Revenue Collection Business

Thales to Sell Transport Ticketing and Revenue Collection Busines...

Thales has entered into negotiations with the private equity firm Latour Capital with a view to divesting its business that provides transport ticketing and

Spain: Thales and Siemens to Improve Signalling and Telecommunications

Spain: Thales and Siemens to Improve Signalling and Telecommunica...

ADIF has awarded the consortium formed by Thales and Siemens a contract worth 39.3 million euros to upgrade the signalling installations, train...

Thales Awarded Major Saudi Rail Maintenance Contract

Thales Awarded Major Saudi Rail Maintenance Contract

Thales has been awarded a one year renewable maintenance contract for the 2,400 km lines of the North South Railway project crossing, Saudi Arabia.

Thales Solution Enables 400million UK Passengers per Month to Plan Their Journey

Thales Solution Enables 400million UK Passengers per Month to Pla...

Thales’s transportation business in the UK has developed and operated Darwin since 2003, a solution which provides real-time train information to passengers

Thales Win Modernisation Contract in Spain

Thales Win Modernisation Contract in Spain

Thales win modernisation contract in Spain, allowing trains through Irun Station to run on international, Iberian and mixed gauge.

Thales Launch BV600 On-Board Validator

Thales Launch BV600 On-Board Validator

Thales Transportation has launched its next generation BV600 on-board validator at the Transports Publics Exhibition 2016 in Paris this week.

Thales Signalling on London Underground

Thales Signalling on London Underground

Transport for London have announced that Thales Signalling solutions will b installed on four lines of the London Underground.

Thales Cybersecurity Systems Combats Protects Rail Network

Thales Cybersecurity Systems Combats Protects Rail Network

Thales cybersecurity system protects rail networks with its CyberRail system, enabling operators to detect, locate and combat cyber threats instantly.

Thales Canada and Ontario Partnership Announced

Thales Canada and Ontario Partnership Announced

Thales Canada are partnering with Ontario to create cutting-edge signalling systems. Ontario will contribute $12 million via the Jobs and Prosperity Fund.

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Thales London Underground

Working on 4LM during engineering hours

Thales London Underground

Thales Working on 4LM during engineering hours

Thales London Underground

Thales Working on 4LM during engineering hours

Thales 4LM Test Train RIDC

4LM Version 1 Test Train at RIDC

Thales RIDC testing track

The RIDC testing track

Thales V1 test train at RIDC

A very busy day on board the V1 test train at RIDC

Thales Testing SelTrac

Testing SelTrac on the V1 test train

Thales Testing SelTrac

Testing SelTrac on the V1 test train

Thales analysing SelTrac testing results

Busy analysing the results of SelTrac testing for 4LM

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