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.