For the national rail operator ONCF, Thales has provided signalling systems for the Taourirt-Béni Ansar line since 2009 and the control system for the Nouaceur-Jorf Lasfar line since 2013.
The company is also deploying mobile communications (GSM-R) on seven lines of the national rail network.
In 2014, the Thales/Huawei/Imet consortium signed a contract with Morocco’s national railway operator ONCF to deploy a comprehensive GSM-R mobile communications system on seven lines of the national rail network, including the high-speed line between Tangiers and Kenitra. GSM-R ensures communications between trains, trackside systems and train control centres with a high-level of reliability.
Thales is the consortium leader and has overall project management responsibility. Drawing on its experience in GSM-R communication systems, the Group is in charge of overall system design and integration as well as maintenance activities.