- In 2013, East Japan Railway Company selected Thales to design a signalling system for the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Thales is a world leader in electronics and security systems, building on its expertise to provide solutions that set the standard in the transportation industry. The Japanese transportation sector exhibits Thales as a market leader in signalling solutions, as established through recent transportation contracts.
In 2013, Thales was selected by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) to design the Group’s Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system, in the Tokyo metropolitan Area. JR East’s objective is to replace current signalling system and integrate a state-of-the-art system that offers high reliability and cost advantages for the life cycle. Thales became the first non-Japanese company to design a CBTC signalling system in the Japanese railway market, the world's busiest railway network.
Thales’ CBTC system has been proven worldwide on eighty metro lines over forty major cities to date and operates on more than 1,300km of tracks in major urban network around the world, carrying an estimated three billion passengers annually.