Thales has delivered the Danish Travelcard system and is charge of its operation and maintenance for the next 10 years. In 2012, Thales signed a contract for designing and building a new ETCS level 2 signalling system in Jutland, Denmark.
In Denmark, Thales boasts a number of significant achievements in round Transportation. Two of the most well-known projects include the modernisation of Danish mainline signalling and the ‘Travel Card’ ticketing system.
In 2012, Banedanmark, the Danish rail infrastructure manager, awarded a consortium composed of Thales and Strukton Rail with a contract to upgrade the signalling system in Jutland. Located in the Western part of Denmark, the project modernised approximately 1,200 kilometres of the Danish railway network (60%) with the new European ETCS level 2 system. Since then, Thales in Denmark has been working on the design and structure of the system in close cooperation with Strukton Rail. In October 2018, the first line in Norther Jutland went successfully into commercial operation. Thales is set to transfer to the 25 year maintenance phase by 2026.
Thales has delivered the Danish Travelcard system and is in charge of its operation and maintenance for the next 10 years. Moreover, it is Thales’ hope to further enhance the system with the latest technologies, like mobile phone and account-based functionalities.