Building on its expertise to provide solutions that set the standard in the transportation industry, Thales designs, develops, and delivers transport equipment, systems and services, providing end-to-end solutions in Saudi Arabia.
Thales has supplied the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling for the North-South Railway (NSR). The NSR stretches for almost 2,430 km, and aims to ease mobility for freight and passengers across one of the harshest desert environments on earth.
Thales deploys its main line European standard integrated solution ETCS Level 2, interlocking, rail field elements, an Operation Control Centre (OCC) and communications, amongst others.
The project represents the longest ETCS system in the world, connecting Riyadh with the north of the Kingdom. In light of the strong commitment in KSA, Thales has successfully managed with SAR the knowledge transfer of the maintenance activities to SAR engineers.
On the other hand, Thales Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) systems provided for Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah metro allowed the line to reach the highest capacity of any metro in the world (72.000 pphpd).
The Vision 2030 aims to transform KSA’s unique strategic location into a global hub. Thales’s strategy is to go beyond the North South Railways and Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro Project (MMMP) by setting up partnerships with the Transport Authority.