Transport authorities and operators today face a number of challenges:

- Meet the needs for increased mobility spurred by urban population increases
- Optimise the use (i.e. increase capacity) of existing rail infrastructure whilst maintaining optimum safety and security.
- Make rail transport more attractive to users and provide transport services that meet economic and sustainable development criteria.

Railways are meeting these challenges with Thales’ intelligent, high-value solutions. By boosting the capacity of new and existing lines, they enable faster, more frequent services to maximise the return on investment while delivering long-term savings on the maintenance of trackside equipment.

Advanced signalling makes rail faster and safer, while removing the cross-border barriers to long-distance and multi-modal business. Integrated communications and supervision enable the reactivity required for on-demand trains and just-in-time delivery. The more intelligence we build into the infrastructure, the more effectively it performs, keeps pace with growing demand and responds to the environmental challenges facing every form of transport.

Smart, information-driven signalling technology significantly increases capacity, safety and security. Having integrated supervision and control lets operators make the most of every asset and realise constant savings on running costs. With more data available, new revenue-generating services can be introduced and brought on-line faster. By benefiting operators, passengers and freight delivery, increasingly interactive solutions build greater return on investment from start to finish. 


• Madrid-Seville, Madrid-Toledo, Lérida-Barcelona.
• Madrid-Segovia-Valladolid, Córdoba-Málaga, Madrid- Valencia / Albacete
• Orense-Santiago, Utrera-Jerez de la Frontera
• Security Systems, Signaling and Control for regional railways
• Access Control and Communications System for metro lines (Madrid and Bilbao)
• Command and Control System for metro lines
• Signaling of the Cuautitlán-Buenavista line (Mexico City). First ETCS1 system in America.
• Signage of the Mexico Toluca commuter line. First ETCS N2 system in America.
• Ankara-Istanbul high-speed line signaling and control
• Signaling and control of the Tepekoy-Cumoavasi commuter line.
• North Railway Bypass in Algeria
• Centralized Rail Traffic Control Center (CTC)
• Integration of control centers in the London Underground, North East Line (United Kingdom) and Paris.
• Supervision and control of the Bergen tram (Norway)
• Signaling and telecommunications facilities for the future railway connection Ajaokuta - Warri de Nigeria
• Renewal of the signaling and telecommunications of the Kiato-Rododafni section of the line linking Patras and Athens.
• Centralized Railway Traffic Center in Malaysia (CTC)
• Rehabilitation of the signaling and telecommunication systems of the Turkish station of Eskisehir.
• Modernization of Signaling and Telecommunications Systems for the railway line Cairo-Alexandria
• Upcoming modernization of the signaling and traffic control systems of the Irún station
• Modernization of the signaling and telecommunications systems for the 180 km section between the cities of Asyut and Nagh Hammadi in Egypt


Thales Spain Communications Department
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