We provide world-leading technology and expertise for mainline rail modernisation and expansion. Our solutions support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day and in doing so reduce CO₂ emissions, which average 2.2 grams per passenger per kilometre by train, compared to 115 grams by car.
Seamless and secure journeys, for people and freight
For UK mainline rail, Thales focuses on supporting regional, national and international networks – and their users – with vital equipment, services and expertise.
We provide UK rail passengers with up-to-the minute travel information long before their journeys begin, with multi-channel real-time travel information and journey planning tools – available online and on smart phones.
Optimising the network
Operation Control Centres (OCCs) enhance network use, reduce energy consumption, and minimise rolling stock movement conflict.
Live tracking for container and wagonload freight, with resilient Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions that pinpoint every consignment.
Supervision and communications
Traffic Management System (TMS) systems NetTrac and ARAMIS.
Train control systems using Thales’s AlTrac interoperable European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling to enhance rail capacity, improve energy-efficiency, and provide seamless cross-border movement of people and goods. Electronic interlocking and signalling field equipment delivers optimum reliability, low life cycle costs and enhanced business performance.
Traffic Management System (TMS)
Thales has an unmatched pedigree in delivering Traffic Management Systems (TMS) in mainline rail, metro and aviation globally. Thales’s TMS product, ARAMIS, is in operation with 11 operators worldwide managing over 50,000 trains per day in a mixed traffic environment. TMS transforms railway operations by increasing capacity, reducing delays, and keeps staff and passengers better informed.
Safety and security expertise
Thales’s leadership in security means we have a unique ability to deliver products and solutions with in-built resilience, guaranteeing operational safety and security of people and financial transactions.
Thales provides telecommunications infrastructure for UK transport, including voice and data channels, fibre-optic networks, radio, TETRA radio and GSM-R systems.
Services and support
Thales’s services capability ensures optimal operation of the systems we provide now and in the future. Our support service includes systems design consultancy, through-life support, maintenance, operator training and business analytics. We deliver end-to-end maintenance guaranteeing high-level service through local partnerships based on ITIL best practices, advanced supervision and asset management tools.