Telent and Thales join forces to deliver for the UK Transport Sector
Combined UK capabilities, digital solutions and international high-speed rail experience that will deliver better outcomes for Britain’s passengers, operators and transport infrastructure owners.
Critical Transport digital infrastructure experts Telent and global technology leader Thales will be working together to cooperate on bidding for and delivering digital communications solutions for the UK Transport sector with an initial focus on High Speed Rail.
Investment in the UK’s Transport infrastructure is a key policy priority for the UK government due to its ability to deliver greener, faster journeys for passengers while driving economic growth across the country.
The collaboration between Telent and Thales developed from a shared passion of embracing technology to drive the transformation of the transport sector and unlock the benefits that major infrastructure projects can bring to communities up and down the country.
To maximise the economic benefit to the UK, the transport sector needs to develop the local skills and capabilities needed to deliver major infrastructure projects, such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, that will transform passenger journeys, provide career opportunities and underpin the government’s levelling up agenda.
The Telent and Thales collaboration combines proven ability to deliver flagship global transport projects, including international high-speed rail and UK experience in delivering critical digital infrastructure projects. Both companies are committed to building a legacy, through local job creation and investment.
Telent are at the heart of many of the UK and Ireland’s best-known brands as they design, build, operate and maintain the ICT and communication networks the country depends on. With 2,300 employees based all over the UK and over 900 engineers working on critical digital infrastructure Telent’s knowledge and skill is unparalleled. They have significant expertise in the transport sector including managing a wide and complex range of communication assets for Transport for London and delivering critical operational communications projects for Network Rail, High Speed 1 and Highways England.
Find out more information about Telent’s latest work here.
The Thales in the UK team consists of more than 7,000 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, based across nine key UK sites. They offer unrivalled experience across major industries including aerospace, defence, digital security, transport and space sectors. Dedicated to research and technology, each year Thales invest over £575 million into the UK supply chain, working with over 2,000 companies, and are committed to continuously developing talent, to benefit the transport sector.
Thales are delivering Four Lines Modernisation (4LM), which is the world’s largest urban signalling project. In London, Thales’s signalling technology has also been in service on the Dockland’s Light Railway since 1994 and more recently implemented on the Jubilee and Northern lines. Thales also delivers the Connect communication network on the London Underground and, elsewhere in the UK, has worked with Transport for Greater Manchester to deliver Manchester Metrolink, one of the largest tramways in Europe.
You can find out more information about Thales’s latest work in transport here.