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China is the world’s biggest urban rail market. It’s also one of the fastest growing, with 8,500km of new lines planned in 40 cities. Thales is supporting this expansion through Thales SAIC Transport (TST) – a joint venture with Shanghai Electric dedicated to urban rail signalling. Since its foundation in 2010, TST has put 630km of lines into service with SelTrac™ CBTC. A further eight lines go into operation in 2017.
To help transport operator TfL (Transport for London) cater for rising demand, Thales is implementing SelTrac™ CBTC signalling across the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines – four of London’s busiest routes. The upgrade will mean faster and more frequent journeys for millions of passengers, with capacity up by a third. The main benefits will be delivered by 2022, when the frequency of trains at peak periods will increase to 32 trains per hour in central London.
Egyptian National Railways is embarking on an ambitious programme to modernise its rail network. Signalling upgrades are a key part of this
programme: high-performance signalling makes it possible to improve safety, capacity and reliability at the same time.
Switzerland is committed to shifting freight from road to rail. The Gotthard Base Tunnel is tangible evidence of that commitment: stretching for 57km beneath the Alps, it is the longest rail tunnel in the world and it plays a vital role in reducing the impact of road traffic in the fragile Alpine environment.
Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city and its LRT (Light Rail Transit) system provides an attractive andreliable alternative to journeys by road. Work on extending the LRT to better serve Kaohsiung’s nearly 2.8 million citizens is now underway. Thales is providing the customer, China Steel Corporation, with a signalling solution that includes the supply of interlocking systems, Traffic Light Priority systems and Automatic Vehicle Localisation Systems (AVLS).
The Thales integrated offer to manage city congestion and traffic priority request that will improve passengers in their daily commutes.
Check out our digital application live, hosted on Thales’ Digital Platform: TIRIS ™ for Predictive maintenance and NAIA ™ for Passenger Journey Analytics.
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