Thales’ semi-automatic Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) technology is to be installed on Ottawa’s planned $2.1 billion light rail network.
Thales will design, build, maintain the systems, and support its installation and commissioning.
The Ottawa east-west link will be 12.5 km long and serve 13 stations.
The $2.1 billion ‘Confederation Line’ is scheduled to open in 2018 and will be designed and built by the Rideau Transit Group consortium.
Thales signalling systems have already been installed on the Toronto SRT and Vancouver’s SkyTrain elevated network.
Alstom was awarded a contract last month to supply 34 trams for the LRT system, having been identified as the preferred manufacturer in early proposals.
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