As part of their effort to upgrade the ETCS on-board systems in their fleet of high-speed trains, Thalys has chosen the ERTMSCamCorder to demonstrate that the trains equipped with the new on-board systems are compliant with Baseline 3.
Thalys will be taking the data collected by the ERTMSCamCorder to an independent safety assessor (ISA) / Notified Body (NoBo) who will officially certify the compliance of their upgraded on-board systems.
This is a novel application of the ERTMSCamCorder which will allow the entire testing process to be accelerated .
ERTMS Solutions’ customers estimate that they reduce field testing time by 30% and laboratory post processing of the data by a staggering 90%.
We are very excited to be working with one of the most innovative railway operators in Europe and are looking forward to the opportunity to build a new business partnership.
For over 20 years, Thalys has been committed to bringing cultures and economy of the four European countries in its network (Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands) closer together. In 2019, Thalys reached the important milestone of more than 7.8 million annual passengers. At high speed, it takes only 1h22 to reach Paris from Brussels aboard the red trains, 1h47 to travel to Cologne and 1h50 to travel to Amsterdam. A pioneer of on-board WiFi since 2008, Thalys has distinguished itself since the beginning by offering an exceptional service: multilingual welcome, ergonomic comfort and quality catering. Thalys has been a full-function railway company since 2015, with SNCF and SNCB as shareholders.