Thales is working to make trains smarter and optimize rail traffic
- With its proven and secure technology, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway.
- Thales has already delivered the SignAn signalling solutions for Norwegian railways through an agreement with Bane NOR, and parts of the integrated communication systems for Bergen Bybane.
- Thales is delivering new Traffic Management System (TMS) to the Norwegian railways and Bane NOR.
Thales offers one of the most reliable and comprehensive portfolios of rail and public ground transportation solutions on the market.
Countries, cities and public transport operators rely on Thales’ ground transportation solutions to adapt to rapid urbanisation and meet new mobility demands – locally, between cities and across national frontiers.
Thales’ expertise in mainline railway signalling, urban transport, communications, fare collection and cybersecurity gives people and goods the connected journey they need to move safely and efficiently.
Thales’s transportation business in Norway
During the recent years, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway in Rail Signalling and Revenue Collection Systems.
In 2012, Thales was awarded a contract to deliver new signalling solutions for Norwegian railways through an agreement with Bane NOR. During the past years, Thales has implemented the signalling solution SignAn in the Stavanger area including Sandnes station, Stavanger station and Orstad-tunet, as well as on the new lines from Holm to Nykirke and from Farriseidet to Porsgrunn in Vestfold, Langset to Kleverud along Mjøsa, Ski station as entry to the Follotunnel and the new Ulrikentunnel between Arna and Bergen. Proven technology solutions combined with local presence has contributed to making traveling by train safer and more reliable for the public.
Norway is committed to the implementation of ERTMS on its national railway network. The goal is to introduce the new signalling system on all main railway lines within 2034. Thales is contracted to deliver the Traffic Management System (TMS) used by the traffic controllers to plan and manage the rail traffic. This new TMS is totally based on a new technology, ready to face the today’s technical, operational, and society challenges, and as well as to be able to equip the national railway network with the tools to answer the challenges of coming years.
Key facts on Thales Ground Transportation Systems
• Over 100 metro lines over 40 major cities secured by Thales Seltrac™ CBTC systems along 2,500 km
• World’s first CBTC system in revenue operation in Vancouver, 1986
• Nearly 30 years of re-signalling projects worldwide. >35 lines, ~800km and +1,200 trains
• 220,000 elements of Thales rail field equipment installed worldwide
Thales in Norway
Thales is one of the largest industrial centres of expertise for the development of mission critical systems and solutions in Norway. With a history dating back 100 years, Thales in Norway now employs around 300 people across four main sites.
Thales is a trusted partner in developing and delivering world leading secure and robust communication systems for extreme challenges for defence and security markets in Norway and internationally. Moreover, in recent years, Thales has established itself as a significant technology supplier for public transportation in Norway.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations –connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers –businesses, organisations and states – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process. With 83,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2019 (on a basis including Gemalto over 12 months).
Lynne Scott Walters
Thales Nordic & Baltics, Communications Director
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Thales, Ground Transportation Systems, Media Relations
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