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Thales Strengthens Rail Partnership with New Contracts in Portugal

Thales Strengthens Rail Partnership with New Contracts in Portugal
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29 / 04 / 2024

Thales and its partners SISINT and CONECTICABO have announced the successful acquisition of three significant contracts, solidifying Thales’ position as a trusted partner in the ongoing modernization journey of the Portuguese railway.

“The winning consortium is committed to collaborating with Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) to ensure the successful execution of these critical projects. We are excited to be a part of the ongoing effort to improve rail transportation in Portugal and believe the renewed Telematics systems will play a key role in improving rail services in the country,” says João Araújo, Chairman of the Board, Thales Ground Transportation Systems Portugal.

Modernization of the Portugal National Railways

Over the past few decades, Thales has established itself as a crucial partner in the modernization efforts of the Portuguese Railways Infrastructure, collaborating closely with Infraestruturas de Portugal since the early 90s. This collaboration began with the introduction of new electronic Interlocking systems and the implementation of state-of-the-art Telecommunications and Passenger Information and Comfort systems.

Thales further solidified its role by spearheading the design and implementation of the Lisbon Operational Control Centre, which currently manages 70% of Portuguese rail traffic. The company played a pioneering role in Portugal, securing the introduction of ETCS L2, initially on the International North Corridor (Beira Alta Line) and the International South Corridor (Évora-Elvas-Caia), and later on the Cascais Line.

Benefiting from its extensive expertise and diverse team of skilled professionals, Thales has successfully positioned itself as the foremost supplier of modern signaling and telecommunications technology within the Portuguese railway network.


Source: Thales Press Releases