Countries, cities and transport operators rely on Thales’ ground transportation solutions to adapt to rapid urbanization, meet new mobility demands and support digitalization on all levels. Locally, between cities and across national frontiers. Our expertise in signalling, communications, fare collection and cybersecurity gives people and goods the connected journey they need to move safely and efficiently. And no matter how challenging the project, we stay by your side, committed to helping you creating the digital railways for a future we can all trust.
Without Thales Deutschland…
...in Germany, more than 7 million people using the regional and long-distance services, and 635,000 tonnes of freight being moved via the freight traffic per day would not reach their destinations safely.
Worldwide, rail and road transport is crucial, both for infrastructural development of entire regions as well as for their economic growth. By means of our main line and urban line systems and services, we optimize safety and performance of rail and road infrastructure worldwide, and contribute to increasing passenger comfort in rail traffic.
Rail and road transportation networks are essential for the development of a national economy. At the same time, there is a need to optimise and minimise its impact on the environment. Improved integration of the different modes of transportation plays an important role in solving these looming challenges.
Thanks to its unmatched ability to execute complex large-scale projects, Thales is a reliable partner when it comes to implementing infrastructure projects.
In this case, Thales stands out for its ability to integrate systems into existing infrastructures – even those of other manufacturers.
In particular, Thales is one of the world’s leading providers for control and rail automation systems for local and long-distance rail transportation. Our products and solutions for these applications range from operations control centres, which monitor, control and ensure the reliability of the entire network, to route and train control systems such as the European Train Control System (ETCS) and electronic interlocking systems, to field devices such as axle counters, switch drives and signals.
All these solutions come out of our development centres in Berlin and Ditzingen and were produced and assembled in Arnstadt. German Engineering is another important part of the Thales DNA.
Partner of strategic customer Deutsche Bahn
Germany decided together with Deutsche Bahn to digitalize the railway system. The foundations are the European railway system ETCS and the digital interlockings (DSTW). These changes go together with important capacity improvements through shorter train intervals (driving with minimal distances) and an intelligent and AI-based traffic management. There are potentials to improve the capacity of up to 30% without adding new tracks by using ETCS, connected traffic management systems and “Driver Advisory Systems” for energy-efficient driving with or without ATO.
In general the reliability will be improved by using digital technologies: Less delays and cancellations and faster reactions to disturbances. The exchange or migration of existing technologies will play a vital role.
The rollout for “Digitale Schiene Deutschland“ is planned for 2035.
Thales will equip the „Digital Node Stuttgart”, so that shorter train intervals and minimal block distances can be realized. This will lead to a 33% improved capacity of the tracks. Safety, security and cyber aspects are integrated at any point in time.
Transportation Systems has a comprehensive portfolio of advanced electronic solutions for transportation applications. Find out more in the following section.
Field equipment along the tracks ensures the safe movement of trains as well as staff and public protection. Axle counters, track circuits, point (switch) machines, check points, light signals, level crossings, and others are elements that reinforce the safe movement of...
Thales’ service solutions are a set of modular services to fityour needs, thus helping you to boost the efficiency and availability of your systems, control your lifecycle costs and ensure the highest performance at any time.
myProducts is a digital self-service platform that offers easy multichannel access (Smartphone, Tablet, PC) to content and interactive applications supporting the operation of Thales rail field products.