Railways introduces French security system for trains

CHENNAI: The Indian Railways on Wednesday launched a Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) provided by French firm Thales on the 68-km-long Basin Bridge-Arakkonam section in southern India, said a Thales official.


The TPWS-equipped section was inaugurated by Akhil Agrawal, Director General (Signal & Telecommunication), Railway Board, at Ambattur station, Chennai, a press release from the company said.


Global technology major Thales' European Train Control System(ETCS) Level 1 solution is known in India as TPWS.


In September 2014, Southern Railway had awarded this signalling contract to Thales.


With the completion of this project, Thales brings to India the advanced signalling system that has been deployed in Europe.


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