Thales Group has signed a deal with East Japan Railway Co. to provide a communications-based train control system in order for the operator to manage railway traffic.
JR East intends for Thales’ CTBC platform to replace the legacy system used to monitor the Joban rail line connecting the Japanese cities of Ayase and Toride, Thales said Wednesday.
The 30-kilometer Joban transit system is comprised of 14 stations with 70 passenger trains.
“Thales is pleased to bring its latest signalling technology and experience in urban rail systems modernisation to a country that already benefits from great advances in the transport sector,” said Jean-Louis Moraud, Thales country director in Japan.
The Thales CBTC platform is designed to eliminate the need for track circuits and has been used by more than 55 railroad projects worldwide.