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Thales was offered a contract by HAROPA – Port of Le Havre for a turnkey upgrade of the rail signalling installations on the 3R interlocking system. Thales has accepted the contract and will start work soon. The contract will cover all aspects of the rail signalling solution, including installation, testing and training. The project is due to be in service by June 2015. The signing of this contract means that it is the third interlocking system contract awarded to Thales by the port.
HAROPA – Port of Le Havre is France’s largest port in terms of container traffic and it is the second largest in terms of international freight. The upgrade of the 3R mechanical interlocking system with a LockTrac PIPC electronic interlocking system is part of a larger initiative to improve route control and management on the facility’s rail network. This contract and the broader solution will increase the capacity, availability and efficiency of the rail network.
“To support the growth in traffic volumes, we are making a concerted effort to upgrade the rail infrastructure at the port. We have chosen to work with Thales once again as our trusted partner for this project, based on its record of success since the installation of the port’s first computer-based interlocking system in 2008 and more recently at the Port 2000 terminal. Another key factor is Thales’s ability to provide solutions that have been thoroughly proven on major rail networks.” Christian Feuvre, director of the HAROPA network.
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