Bringing about digital transformation on the scale envisioned by Network Rail is clearly no small project. And the outcome will have a major effect, not just on our transport infrastructure but on our national economy.
Success depends on teaming up with suppliers who can offer expertise not just in digital technology, but in cyber security and the operational technology used by railways across the globe. And that’s where Thales comes in.
Thales is ranked second in the world in rail signalling systems, with 17,000 Km of track equipped with our ETCS solutions in 38 countries. In addition, our Aramis™ traffic management system controls 72,000 Km of mainline route - almost enough to circle the world twice over.
We have supplied train protection and warning systems to every major UK train builder for new build vehicles since 2001, and our market share currently stands at around 90% of all UK rolling stock and 100% for all UK infrastructure equipment.
And the thing that makes Thales really stand out from the crowd is our deep understanding of cyber security.
Whatever it takes
Rail transport is one of the Thales market domains where digital technologies are bringing the most quantifiable operational and financial benefits to our customers. The use of smart sensors to gather data and the treatment of this data via Big Data analytics to improve performance are the two key pillars for the future of the digital rail ecosystem.
Thales is 100% committed to transforming Britain journeys - keeping us all safe, secure, and on the move as the modernisation of the railway takes shape.