The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) awarded Thales-River Engineering consortium a contract for the design, deliver and install ETCS Level 1 system on four rail sections across 48 stations around Bangkok.
The system will be deployed on Northern, North-Eastern, Eastern and Southern Lines and it is expected to enter services in two years.
The signalling project will cover the 48 stations, from Lop Buri in the north to Nakhon Pathom in the south and Map Kabao in the north-east. The longest stretch being installed with ETCS Level 1 will be on 21 stations from Hua Mak to Laem Chabang, enabling commuters to safely and efficiently reach the furthest eastern part of Thailand by rail.
Thales first brought its ETCS technology to Thailand in 2017 for the Double Track Railway project, covering 104 km from Chachoengsao – Klong Sip Kao – Kaeng Khoi. In 2018, Thales was awarded an ETCS contract for 41 – km Bangkok Red Line, which is expected to serve over 130,000 commuters daily.