Clean, green and quick – tram systems across the UK play an increasingly important role in making cities more environmentally sustainable. Thales provides tram operators with complete electronic solutions to bring modern tram systems to life, including tram management and control, security, passenger information, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Operation Control Centres (OCCs) with fully integrated turn-key delivery.
With four new lines tripling the size of the original network, the Manchester Metrolink is the largest overground light rail system operating in the UK and one of the largest urban tramways in Europe. It currently covers 76.8 kilometres and serves 73 stops, offering Greater Manchester a sustainable transport alternative for growing numbers of commuters and families.
Thales is the technology behind the Manchester Metrolink. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) selected the Thales Tram Management System for the five-year upgrade programme. In 2013, we celebrated the launch of the new Greater Manchester Metrolink line to Ashton-under-Lyne, once again, delivered ahead of schedule.