ÖBB modernises Linz Central Station with Interlocking System Technology from Thales

The interlocking system at Linz central station is one of the largest interlocking systems in Austria; up to now it was realized in relay technology. However, it had already reached the limits of its technical capability and was no longer expandable. With ever-increasing railway traffic under maximum safety conditions, ÖBB places high requirements on the punctuality of its trains and consequently on the operational availability of its infrastructure. The new electronic interlocking system at Linz central station will now meet these requirements, thanks to the latest technology from Thales.

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Shanghai Metro Line 5 goes smoothly into full line service thanks to TST, Thales JV in China

Shanghai Metro Line 5, composed of the resignalled existing section and the new south extension, has smoothly entered into full line service at the end of 2018. This is China’s first metro line where operation, renovation and construction were fulfilled at the same time. This great achievement has been possible thanks to the seamless and joint effort from Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. and TST, the joint venture between Thales and Shanghai Electric in China.

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400,000 daily riders of the New York City Subway Flushing Line rely on Thales

In May 2019, Thales Automatic Train Operation (ATO) capabilities were enabled on the Flushing Line for MTA New York City Transit (NYCT). The Flushing Line is one of the busiest subway lines in New York City and it has now been running exclusively on the Thales SelTracTM Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system for over five months and service has steadily improved month-over-month since implementation. In December 2018 full revenue service began, with the Certificate of Substantial Completion finalized for the line in March 2019.

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Spain's new Antequera-Granada high-speed rail line relies on Thales technology

With the opening of the 122 km railway segment between Antequera and Granada, Spain has consolidated its position as the leading European country and the second worldwide, after China, for the number of high-speed line kilometres. Thanks to the opening of this new line, passengers will be able to travel non-stop between Madrid and Granada in 3:05 hours for the first time. Around 3,000 people per day will be able to benefit from the new high-speed train ticket offer that connects Granada to Madrid and Catalonia.

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Bilbao Metro relies on Thales for its two Control Centres

The Biscay Transport Consortium, will provide Metro Bilbao, with Thales technology to improve security of the current control centre where both of the city’s Metro lines are managed. To do so, a new back-up centre located at Talleres de Ariz in Basauri will also be built and shall be operational by end of 2019.

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Thales signs maintenance contract with SAR

Thales has signed a two-year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train project. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national teams and complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”.

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