As the leading supplier of Network Rail approved overhead lines, Eland Cables' contact wires can be found on all major electrification programmes across the United Kingdom. Specifically designed for the railway industry, contact wires are suspended from the catenary wires via dropper wires and are in direct contact with the pantograph, transmitting power from the rail overhead line system to the locomotive. These form part of the systems delivering electrification for urban transport through to high-speed networks.
Eland Cables' portfolio of ID grooved contact wires include:
||Network Rail PADS
Number / Reference
|107mm2 Hard Drawn Copper Contact Wire (Cu)
||Up to 160km/hr
|107mm2 Copper Silver Contact Wire (Cu Ag)
|107mm2 Copper Tin Contact Wire (Cu Sn)
|120mm2 Copper Silver Contact Wire (Cu Ag)
Eland Cables' ID grooved contact wires combine high tensile strength with high conductivity. They are manufactured in production facilities successfully audited by Achilles on Network Rail's behalf. The full range is approved for use across all of the UK's rail infrastructures. It is also approved for the Deutsche Bahn network.
Rail contact wire specialist
Our dedicated rail technical team are experts in the design, manufacture and supply of contact wire. In addition to supplying products of the highest quality in the industry, we provide advanced logistics services from our UK-based distribution centre. Our project offering includes secure storage for extended periods and just-in-time delivery to site.