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    Etihad Rail signs agreements with Alstom, SNCF, Progress Rail and Thales

    2022-09-22T08:51:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has signed memoranda of understanding with SNCF International, Alstom, Progress Rail and Thales at InnoTrans, aiming to support economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the UAE and the region.

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded

    2022-06-22T12:46:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

  • Class 43 New Measurement Train
    Rail Business UK

    Class 43 ETCS retrofit project makes progress

    2022-06-01T07:53:00Z

    UK: Thales and leasing company Porterbrook have announced the successful retrofitting of three Class 43 HST power cars with ETCS onboard equipment complying with UNISIG baseline B3R2. Following successful ETCS Level 2 Testing at Network Rail’s Melton Rail Innovation & Development Centre ...

  • Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects.
    Metro Report International

    MoUs to explore Jakarta urban rail options

    2022-05-26T05:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Transport agency PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta has signed memoranda of understanding with Alstom and Thales to explore technology and procurement options for future urban rail projects. There are plans to expand Jakarta’s urban rail network to 235 km by 2035, to reduce traffic congestion ...

  • Thales TPWS Mk4
    Rail Business UK

    Thales launches TPWS Mk4 Single Cab Control Unit

    2022-05-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: Thales has launched the Mk4 version of its Train Protection & Warning System control unit, which is designed to offer additional features through a simple upgrade from previous versions. The first deployments of the Mk4 will be with Northern Ireland Railways and Chiltern Railways, where ...

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    Thales awarded Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract

    2022-05-12T12:40:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager Adif Alta Velocidad has awarded Thales a contract for signalling renewals on the 155 km Castellón de la Plana – L’Ametlla section of the Valencia – Barcelona main line, and on the 13 km branch linking L’Aldea Amposta with Tortosa.

  • Montreal metro Berri-UQAM station
    Metro Report International

    Montréal metro interlocking contract

    2022-04-08T10:40:00Z

    CANADA: Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the ...

  • Thales SMRT
    Metro Report International

    Data analytics collaboration aims to improve metro reliability

    2022-04-07T05:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Metro operator SMRT Trains and Thales are to collaborate in the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to support maintenance and operations on the North-South and East-West lines. Thales said efficiently mining data from control, supervision and communication systems would enable ...

  • Kuala Lumpur
    Metro Report International

    Kuala Lumpur to build integrated control centre

    2022-03-11T05:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur urban rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded Thales a contract to develop and equip an Integrated Control Centre to oversee operation of the city’s Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and monorail lines. Due to be completed by April 2023, the control room ...

  • Potential uses of very precise train location data are being assessed from a trial installation of Thales’ Robust Train Positioning System on a Great Western Railway Class 150 diesel multiple-unit.
    Rail Business UK

    Accurate train location data trial underway

    2022-02-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Potential uses of very precise train location data are being assessed from a trial installation of Thales’ Robust Train Positioning System on a Great Western Railway Class 150 diesel multiple-unit. RTPS combines data from satellite positioning systems, inertial and radar velocity sensors and a digital ...

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    News

    ERTMS axle counter framework contract awarded

    2021-12-07T13:45:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: ProRail has awarded Thales its ‘Generic Axle Counter System for ERTMS’ framework contract, which covers the supply of axle counting systems for use in ERTMS deployment projects over eight years plus the provision of 25 years of maintenance. With the infrastructure ...

  • Thales Grand Paris Express ticket gate
    Metro Report International

    Grand Paris Express fare collection contract

    2021-11-23T14:28:00Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has selected Thales and IER’s Easier business to supply revenue collection systems for Grand Paris Express automated metro lines 15, 16, 17 and 18. The contract includes the supply of almost 500 ticket office and self-service ticket ...

  • Shanghai Line 5 CBTC testing
    Metro Report International

    Metro turnback time cut during testing

    2021-11-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The average time taken to turn back trains on Shanghai’s automated metro Line 5 has been cut by 26 sec to 86 sec during testing, paving the way for the operation of more frequent services. The line is equipped for attended driverless operation to Grade ...

  • Jakarta ticketing contract
    Metro Report International

    Greater Jakarta integrated ticketing contract awarded

    2021-10-22T08:00:00Z

    INDONESIA: Greater Jakarta metropolitan area transport fare agency PT Jakarta Lingko Indonesia has awarded a consortium of electronic payments company Jatelindo Perkasa Abadi, Thales, mobility-as-a-service specialist Lyko and payment processing company Aino an eight-year contract to deploy, operate and maintain a ticketing and MaaS platform covering ...

  • Lisboa OCC (Photo Thales)
    News

    Thales awarded Lisboa signalling contracts

    2021-10-19T14:15:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has awarded Thales three contracts to modernise the signalling systems at Lisboa’s Santa Apolónia station and on the Cascais and Oeste lines. The contracts include the supply of PIPC Generation 3 electronic interlockings, ETCS Level 2 for the standalone Cascais suburban ...

  • Dubai Metro (Photo: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority)
    Metro Report International

    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

  • Black 5 steam locomotive (Photo: West Coast Railways)
    Rail Business UK

    Steam locomotive ETCS testing contract awarded

    2021-10-15T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has appointed Atkins and Thales to carry out design and trial fitment to determine whether it is a viable to fit ETCS onboard equipment to steam and heritage diesel locomotives, enabling them to continue operating on routes where ETCS is to be rolled ...

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    News

    Hitachi to create a ‘global leader’ in signalling with acquisition of Thales rail business

    2021-08-04T08:23:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Hitachi Rail has agreed to acquire Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems division, with the aim of positioning itself as a global leader in the signalling market and strengthening its position as provider of turnkey railway systems. The deal announced on August 4 has an enterprise value ...

  • LNER Azuma at York (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Thales to develop ETCS data security system

    2021-07-22T08:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has appointed Thales to develop and implement an Online Key Management System to secure the exchange of critical data between trackside and in-cab ETCS equipment. ‘The online element of this solution is truly innovative, having not yet been implemented elsewhere in the world, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Thales to provide real-time access to Brescia metro CCTV

    2021-05-04T14:01:00Z

    ITALY: Thales has been awarded a contract to modernise the Brescia metro’s train-to-ground data communications to provide near real-time transmission of onboard CCTV images to the control centre, and provide the ability to share this video content with other security operators. The 14 km automated metro ...