Team visits Thales HQ in France
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has verified the functionality of Automated Fare Collection (AFC) Gates as well as Central System Software of Route 2020 Project.
The Project, which is undertaken by RTA in collaboration with big global firms, involves the extension of Dubai Metro Red Line up to the site of Expo 2020, which will kick off in last quarter of 2020.
To this effect, a technical team of RTA’s Rail Agency visited French capital Paris to verify operational readiness of those equipment and devises, which are important for operating metro stations of Route 2020. The process is in full swing according to the set plan and timetable.
Said Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, Director of RTA’s Rail Operations, Rail Agency: “The team’s visit to France included Thales Headquarters where it reviewed Factory Acceptance Test of AFC Gates and Central System Software of Route 2020 Project.
“This visit complements the continued improvements underway in AFC Gates of existing stations. New Gates will be installed, and existing ones will be upgraded through fitting them with the latest technologies in this field.
“This tour included carrying successful tests of functionality of the supervision & monitoring system, using nol card in the system, and ensuring new Central Computer System is centrally managing devices & transactions and configuration of devices.
“During the first quarter of this year, RTA will install new Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), new Ticket Office Machines (TOM), new AFC Gates with 3D sensor, upgrade existing gates and add more central system functionalities.”
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