Countries, cities and transport operators rely on Thales to adapt to rapid urbanisation and meet new mobility demands, locally, between cities and across national frontiers. Our expertise in signalling, communications, fare collection and cyber security to provide a connected journey to move safely and efficiently.
Thales has played a major role in ensuring Poland’s rail network. For a number of years, the company has been involved in implementing the latest rail signalling technologies, with the first major project completed being the Poznań Railway Node. Thales is the first company in Poland to successfully implement the ETCS (European Train Control System) level-1 system. Designed and delivered by Thales, the system services 225 km of the CMK line, between Grodzisk Mazowiecki and Zawiercie. The main purpose of this investment was to improve safety and increase the maximum speed of trains up to 200 km/h. Another important milestone was the successful delivery of ETCS level-2 on the E65 corridor between Warsaw and Gdansk, which allowed trains accelerating to 200 km/h.
Thales systems control railway traffic on a part of the line, which is over 1000 km long. On another 1500 km of the track, Thales is implementing modern rail signalling systems. The most important modernisation is taking place on the E20 corridor and between Warsaw and a number of other cities like Łódź, Radom and Bialystok, as well as the E30 corridor on the Katowice-Kraków-Rzeszów route.
Systems and devices offered by Thales are also used by the Railway Institute. Thales built the ETCS level-1 system on the test rail track in Żmigród. The investment broadens the testing capabilities in the certification processes conducted by the Railway Institute.