Celebrating 20 Years of Reliable Service for Metro Vancouver Citizens on the Millennium Line
The Millennium Line turned 20 years old this year! For 20 years, the great partnership between Thales and TransLink has enhanced passengers’ journey on the Millennium Line.
5G for metros
Discover how 5G communications could transform your metro operations
OVPay: checking in and out with your debit card
Checking in with debit cards everywhere? It is expected to be possible in the Netherlands by January. To realise this unique project, many parties had to deal with huge changes. Replacing check-in gates, developing software and a lot of testing and pilots: "We are talki...
Happier passengers, lower energy bills and improved safety are among the benefits of Thales’ smart station technology for main lines
The Detroit People Mover: celebrating 35 years in operation
The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a 2.94-mile (4.73 km) elevated automated people mover system in Detroit, Michigan, United States and can reach a top speed of 56 miles per hour.
Energy saving metros
Metro operators face huge challenges. Rising electricity costs are now top of the agenda, with power prices in many regions surging to all-time highs. Finding ways to cut energy consumption is a priority. In parallel with this, operators are under growing pressure to im...
Safeguarding your digital journey
Ticketing is in the grip of a digital revolution. Smartphones, bank cards and other contactless fare media have now all but replaced traditional cardboard tickets. Meanwhile, new “hands-free” ticketing solutions are fast becoming a reality. ...
Innovation on the road to InnoTrans
Discover how cloud and autonomous trains could transform journeys for your passengers – and why avatars could soon be helping out in the control room.
Fostering urban mobility
How do you encourage people to use public transport? And how do you widen social engagement? Digitalisation holds the key.
Railway interlocking goes digital
Thales’ interlocking keeps passengers safe. It is also one of the key building blocks of railway digitalisation.
Smart and sustainable trains
A fully-autonomous train is one that can interpret its surroundings, make decisions and drive itself according to its mission, without any need for human intervention. We are not there yet – but the technology is developing rapidly. In fact, several of the building bloc...
How to get the most out of your metro
Thales has led the field in OCC integration for more than three decades. Now, our TransVerse™ digital platform for our OCC is the new reference. So what’s changed and why is a new platform needed?
With Thales’ TRANSCITY™, passengers need only one ticket for the full ride – no matter how many modes of transport they use.
Winning the battle against railway cyber crime
Railway operators do a fantastic job protecting their networks from hackers. But ensuring IT and other digital systems are properly patched and up to date is a huge task. Keeping passengers and infrastructure safe demands not only constant vigilance, but also high-level...
Welcome to the 5G railway
5G is a game changer for both main line railways and metros. Two features make it especially attractive: First, 5G has super-fast reactions. Second, 5G moves massive amounts of data extremely quickly.
Switching points to a smart maintenance strategy
Points Predict is Thales’s new, smart maintenance service for rail network operators. As it monitors trackside equipment, it also learns equipment performance norms, offering operators a range of new benefits…
The algorithm that detects crowds
Our new video analytics solution, Distributed Intelligent Video Analytics, helps passengers to avoid crowds. It also provides transport operators with unique insights, alerts and predictions.
Discover SelTrac™ G8
The latest generation of our world-leading driverless train control solution opens up new possibilities for metro operators. Alcino De Sousa, Vice-president Urban Rail Signalling at Thales Transport, explains
Autonomy in the urban world
Autonomous trains have attracted a lot of attention over the past couple of years. It’s easy to see why. Autonomy promises driverless operation, higher capacity, lower costs, greatly increased reliability – and happier passengers. ...
Boosting Capacity to the MAX
Discover how ETCS Hybrid Level 3 MAX could boost the capacity of your main line network.
What can autonomy do for railways?
Autonomous trains are attracting more and more attention. We examine the reasons why.
Put your data to work
Our customers need tools to help them get the most out of their data. We answer your questions about TransVerse™ – our new Digital Service Platform.
Everything Under Control
The Operation Control Centre (OCC) is the heart of the railway – and decisions made in the OCC touch every part of your journey, from the moment you step onto the platform until you reach your destination.
Every axle counts
Our trusted axle counter system delivers multiple benefits – including some that might surprise you.
Journeys without barriers
How can multimodal journeys in cities and regions be made easier?
A vision for multimodal transport
Perfectly coordinated travel in and around cities is everybody’s dream. Could an intelligent multimodal system make it a reality?
Signalling at the speed of light
Our new IoT control solution holds the key to fast and flexible signalling upgrades.
Innovation with purpose in the AI age
Business-focused innovation is helping our customers to tackle their toughest challenges – and achieve their biggest ambitions.
Autonomous trains: the journey starts here
Climb aboard Lucy, Thales’ laboratory train, to find out what the future could hold for main line railways.
Thales is working to make trains smarter
Thales is developing complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that promote eco-responsible AI based on learning and knowledge and consume less energy.
Could trains save the planet?
Climate change is a real and growing threat. It is becoming increasingly urgent for countries and businesses across the world, to protect the planet for future generations. Railways play a vital role in this scenario, sup-porting the economy and connecting communities, ...
Putting passengers first
Rail has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Passenger and freight volumes are down. And as lockdown is eased, operators face the challenge of adapting their networks to minimise the risk of infection. Looking ahead, rail operators will need to tackle the even tough...
Uncorking the bottlenecks of urban rail systems
Thales’ SelTrac™ Communications Based Train Control system is bringing benefits to both urban transit operators and commuters. Read on.