Urban centers over the globe are confronted with growing transportation volumes. Thales in the U.S. offers a wide range of rail signaling solutions and integrated transportation systems, to ensure safe and secure transportation of goods and people. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thales Transport & Security Inc. is involved in a number of transportation, security and rail programs.
Thales Transport & Security belongs to the Thales business line that has been providing the world’s leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) solution for the better part of 30 years. As a pioneering innovator of the moving block concept as well as the transmission-based train control technique, Thales has implemented CBTC systems in more than 20 cities around the globe. The company has customized its CBTC technology to more than a dozen different types of passenger carrying vehicles, making the Thales CBTC solution the most revenue proven and application-diverse technology in the world.
Beyond that, Thales is a leading supplier of Axle Counter Systems, Light Rail Transit Systems and Train Control Systems for High Speed Rail.
Thales Axle Counter Systems are vital train detection equipment, which are a one-to-one alternative to track circuits. Unlike track circuits, their functioning does not depend on the integrity of the rail. The system has a large variety of applications, such as level crossings, yards, stations, block occupancy detection and can be used as primary or as back-up system. This broad field of applications in combination with our high class product is the reason why Thales is successful, proven through more than 100,000 Axle counters
Thales Light Rail Transit Management Systems are a powerful management solution for today’s high performance urban networks. Compatible with any type of rolling stock, Thales’ turnkey solution provides operators with everything they need to optimize the management of their light rail networks – and provide reliable journeys for passengers.