Thales wins signalling contract on Manaus monorail project

Thales has won its second Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling project in Brazil in less than a year on the Manaus monorail project.

The contract was awarded to Thales by the Monotrilho Manaus Consortium, which is made up of CR Almeida, Mendes Junior and Scomi.

On course for partial completion in time for the FIFA World Cup in 2014, the 20km driverless system will serve the 1.85 million people who live in the capital city of the Brazil state of Amazonas.

Julien Rousselet, Thales Brazil country director, said: “After Sao Paulo line 17, this is Thales’ second CBTC project in Brazil and we are delighted to experience this success in such a short time.

“Brazil is determined to use the best technology in the world to improve the mobility of its citizens and we are pleased that our SelTrac CBTC driverless system has again been selected.”

To date, Thales has applied CBTC signalling to 54 projects in 31 cities worldwide.

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