Thales, a French firm well-known for leading railway transportation market, planned to provide French Security System to the passengers traveling via Indian Railway Trains. For this, a French company called Thales provided a system called TPWS to India to strengthen train protection system of Indian Railways.
French Security System For Trains
This system can protect passengers who unknowingly become victims of a drivers’ failure. Train Protection Warning System can detect failures of main lines spread nationwide. The maximum range of the main line supported so far is around 7,900 kilometers, but the expected budget is around 3,300 kilometers.
This French firm, Thales provided one of the best Train protection and warning system to the Indian Railways. This system called TPSW, Train Protection, and Warning System would initially be available on the Basin Bridge of Arakkonam (Southern India). This bridge is very long and the TPWS system is expected to support this 68-km-long Bridge. This report came from the renowned officials of Thales, a French firm.
In a recent press release, it was confirmed that this system, TPWS was inaugurated by the Director General of Signal & Telecomm group of Indian Railway Board, named Akhil Agrawal, This exemplary event took place at Ambattur station of Chennai.
European Train Control System (ETCS)
In French, this system developed by Thales is particularly called European Train Control System (ETCS) and its level 1 solution in India is famous by the name of Train Protection and Warning System.
This was a long due project that started in the year 2014 when Southern Railways awarded this project of signaling to Thales. According to this contract, Thales was responsible for designing, supplying, installing, and commission of level 1 of ETCS. After successful completion of the project, this French firm Thales provided level 1 of ETCS system, an advanced protection system that was deployed on the grounds of Europe.
According to Raviprakash Karcherla, the Director-in-Charge, Ground Transportation Dept. Thales in India, traveler’s safety is the foremost concern, and no Indian Railways or French Railway Companies have the right to steal their protection from them. This advanced protection and warning system would safeguard passengers and assures more safety to the travelers planning their travel through Indian Railways.
Thales Company is happy to work with Indian clients and further assured that the company would love to work with India in more plans for modernization. With this, this French firm is proud to contribute to Indian passenger’s safety and developing Indian railway infrastructure as well.
The Director In-charge of Ground Transportation of Thales in India, Karcherla, this system would make sure
- Optimized train security
- More safety of passengers
- Improved train speed.
- Reduced travel times
- Improvised line capacity
Big thanks to Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system that would make these impossibilities, a possibility.
Thales, a well-known ETCS solutions provider company based in France is one of the leading suppliers of signaling technology for trains running across the globe. This company shares 30% of the worldwide market share of ETCS solution providing companies. India is proud to associate with such a rail transport equipment’s’ giants.