Thales has signed two signalling contracts for London’s Docklands Light Railway which will improve the operational performance, while maintaining the on time train reliability rate of 99%. Both contracts will run until September 2024.
Under the first contract, Thales will supply and integrate on board control systems for a new fleet of 43 five-car trains which will be delivered by CAF.
The second contract signed with TfL will be for DLR signalling system upgrades to the software sub systems that will also support the new trains. These upgrades will help to deliver increased capacity and reliability to east London passengers.
The DLR has been running on Thales’s SelTrac CBTC technology since 1994 when it was successfully introduced on the Bank to Island Gardens section. Since that time, Thales has worked with TfL as the DLR has expanded to support growth in east London.