Thales is a long-standing partner of public transport in India with systems in operation both in metros and on main lines.
In September 2014, Thales was awarded a signalling contract by Southern Railway to supply an ETCS Level 1 solution (TPWS: Train Protection and Warning System) on the Basin Bridge-Arakkonam section, in Southern India. Thales has also been the electronic axle counters supplier of Indian Railways since 1999.
- New Delhi metro: Ticketing contracts awarded to Thales for Delhi Metro lines 1 and 2 in 2001 and line 3 in 2004 that were subsequently completed from 2002-2005 and 2006 respectively. In December 2014, Thales was awarded a Ticketing contract for Phase III of the Delhi Metro. In January 2016, Thales was awarded the ticketing system augmentation of phases I and II of the Delhi Metro, wherein 100 metro stations would be equipped with 240 additional gates and 450 vending machines.
- Gurugram metro: Implemented Automatic Fare Collection system for Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon. Thales was awarded the Phase II contract for the same project in 2014.
Integrated Communication and Supervision systems:
- New Delhi metro: Provided the integrated telecommunication systems for Phase 1 (2 lines) for Delhi metro in 2001. It subsequently also supplied and installed its advanced passenger information system (APIS) and Master Clock units in 74 metro stations across Delhi. In April 2013, Thales signed a contract with DMRC to design, integrate and install advanced passenger information system (APIS) for the extensions to Delhi Metro Line 6.
- Mumbai metro: Thales has designed, integrated and installed a complete communications system, including advanced passenger information for the 12km long Versova-Andheri¬Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro corridor.
- Bengaluru metro: Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation awarded Thales, in 2009, with a contract to supply and install the integrated communication system on metro line 1 and 2. First section is already operational and work is in progress for the subsequent sections.
- Jaipur metro: In 2012, Thales was awarded by the Jaipur Metro a telecommunication systems contract including Tetra radio, CCTV (Closed-circuit television)
- Hyderabad metro: In December 2012, Larsen & Toubro appointed Thales India for providing India’s first Signalling System with Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and supervision (ICS) systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. The 30 km stretch covering Miyapur-Ameerpet (13 km) of corridor-I and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 km) of corridor-III was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister Mr. K Chandrasekhar Rao on 28 November 2017. Recently in February 2020, 11km long corridor-II with 9 stations was also inaugurated.