Thales offers one of the most reliable and comprehensive portfolios of rail and public ground transportation solutions on the market.
In Finland, Thales is one of the main signalling suppliers delivering and integrating the complete signalling technology starting from field elements (such as axle counters, signal units and point machines), train routing and train control system up to the centralised Traffic Control system in the South Eastern region of the country.
The Ring Rail Line between Vantaankoski and Tikkurila is an 18km double track line equipped by Thales technology and has since 2015 connected Helsinki Airport to the existing track network.
In 2018, Thales Finland signed a contract with FinnishTransport Infrastructure Agency concerning the LuIma Line. Thales will be extending the existing interlocking and replacing three old interlockings by ESTW L90 5. During October 2019, first commissioning phase was implemented successfully and released to the commercial use.
Thales is supporting Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Fintraffic in European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) strategy planning for Finnish railways. ERTMS technology provides a competitive edge to railways by increasing the capacity of rail infrastructures and a greater ability to respond to growing transport demands.
In February 2021, Thales Finland signed the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina contract to renew the outdated signalling technology and also to provide a first ERTMS L2 test track in the country. The project represents a further step in the modernisation of the Finnish rail network. Furthermore, the Thales owned company, Cubris, has since 2016 onboarded their GreenSpeed solution for the VR Group. VR Group’s main ambition is to reduce its energy consumption on its freight and passenger rail operation market by including the GreenSpeed Driver Advisory System, and its other added values, onto their own driver control platform.