Key Points

  • In Mexico, Thales is a leader in toll collection system with 30% market share (including Ticketing solutions for the Metrobus and Light Train)
  • Thales in Mexico is a Competence Centre for tolling solutions


Thales supplied the Automatic Train Control System (ATS) for 11 lines of the metro of Mexico City between 1968 and 1998.  Thales provides signalling solutions for passenger rails: the ETCS Level 1 for the Buenavista to Cuautitlan Line in 2008 and the ETCS Level 2 for the new major project of Mexico-Toluca Line. This project, under construction, will allow Thales to deploy the Level 2 signalling system for the first time in American Continent.

Over the last 20 years, Thales has been providing and maintaining toll collection system along federal highways for the benefit of the Ministry of Communication and Transport and its operator CAPUFE.  Thales is today the leader in this market with more than 30% market share.  Thales in Mexico is a Competence Centre for tolling solutions (with the product PITZ®, 100% developed in Mexico) and intends to export to other countries. Thales successfully implemented ticketing solution in the Metrobus lines 3 & 6 and for the Light Train of Mexico City.