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Thales wins telecommunications contract for São Paulo monorail line 14/05/2014

São Paulo (source: Thales press office)

Thales, in collaboration with local partner T’Trans, will provide Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo with telecommunications systems for Line 17 of the São Paulo monorail.

Line 17 is a 17.7 kilometre-long monorail line, which will connect Congonhas International Airport to the metro  network. The line is to serve 252,000 passengers a day with trains that will have headways of 200 seconds. It will pass through the southern and south-western parts of the city, beginning at Jabaquara terminus station (on Line 1 of the metro) and terminating at Morumbi station (on Line 4).

Thales’s integrated telecommunications systems for Line 17 comprise Master Clock, Passenger Information and CCTV systems, as well as Transmission and Telephony subsystems. The telecommunications solution is based on a security and surveillance platform (Thales EPS SW) that enables operators to display, record and search video images – providing decision support for a wide range of operational scenarios.

The Passenger Information system (Thales APIS SW) generates and distributes traffic-related information in real-time to both the operator and its users.

The implementation of this project is to take 22 months.

Furthermore, the monorail is currently being equipped with Thales’s Seltrac® CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) system. It will be equipped with an integrated solution, including signalling, telecommunications and security.

Thales deployed the first CBTC system in Brazil in 2011. The São Paulo Line 17 contract is the sixth transportation contract won by Thales in Brazil since 2010, with prior contracts won for the monorail in Manaus, the Santos tramway and recently, the Salvador metro.


Source: Thales press office