Shanghai Line 14 FAO signalling awarded to Thales, Shanghai Electric joint venture
Shanghai metro Line 14, scheduled to open in 2020, will be fully automated. The 38.5km long line will run east-west from Fengbang to Jinsui Road. It will have 31 underground stations and will connect to at least 13 other lines of the city’s network.
Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. awarded the signalling contract for the future line to Thales SEC Transport (TST), a joint venture between Thales and Shanghai Electric.
“The Shanghai Line 14 project underlines the trust that Thales, SEC, and TST have built in China. It demonstrates the great success of our strategy on localizing R&D through our joint venture TST. This allows us to develop customised solutions in China with solid support from the Thales Group”, said Laurent Guyot, VP North Asia & CEO of Thales in China.
Shanghai currently has 16 urban railway transit lines in operation with a total length of 666 km.
Thales press release