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Thales wins track circuit contract in Turkey

The French company Thales has obtained a contract from Armco for the delivery of track circuits for various lines in Turkey.

Under this contract, Thales will supply, install and commission the TTC track circuits on the Çerkezköy-Kapıkule section.

The TTC track circuit will provide information for the predictive maintenance of the system, as well as help to detect the occupancy, presence and departure of a train in a given area in order to secure train operations.

The Çerkezköy-Kapıkule section would be the first phase of the Halkalı-Kapıkule railway project.

The Halkalı-Kapıkule project is under construction to connect the country’s railway network to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) via Bulgaria.

Thales is also modernizing the Isparta-Burdur-Denizli line with the installation of signaling and telecommunications systems.

The Thales TTC track circuit will also be deployed on a 234 km section of conventional single track.

The Isparta-Burdur-Denizli line, which has 21 stations, is being prepared to reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.

Last month, Thales was awarded a Long Term Services Agreement (LTSS) with Singapore-based SMRT Trains to continue the availability of its SelTrac communication-based (CBTC) train control signaling system on the lines. North-South and East-West of the country. .

This year in June, Thales, in collaboration with Orascom Construction and Colas Rail, won a contract from the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for the Greater Cairo metro project.

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