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Railway Signalling Cable - NR/PS/SIG/00005

Signalling cables play an essential role in ensuring the smooth running and reliability of the railway network, hence their unique specifications and design. They ensure the transmission of signals and a continuous power supply across all trackside signalling equipment applications. These cables are used for control and signal conveyance and keep the rail networks, with their passengers and cargo, moving safely.

Eland Cables offers a comprehensive range of Network Rail-approved signalling cables, with specific applications designated by Type, and available in single, twin and multi-core varieties. Cables to this specification have an insulation which is either an elastomer or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) type with tinned copper conductors. They have a voltage rating of 650/1100V and an operating temperature range of -25oC to +85oC.

Network Rail's standard NR/PS/SIG/00005 was formerly referred to as RT/E/PS/00005.
 

Network Rail approved signalling cable Type A, B, C, D & E

Signalling cable - NR/PS/SIG/00005 - Applications and Network Rail PADS

Signalling cable type Applications Network Rail PADS number / reference
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Type A1, A2, A3 & A4 Signalling type A cables are light-duty flame-retardant and either insulated or insulated and sheathed in an LSZH compound. They have a Class 2 stranded tinned conductor. They are generally for internal use, with the smooth sheath being suitable for free wiring installation in ducting including relay rooms, signal boxes, REBs, and location cases. 6/120001, 6/120002, 6/120003, 6/120004, 6/120005, 6/120006, 6/120007, 6/120008, 6/120020, 6/120021, 6/120022, 6/120023, 6/120024, 6/120025, 6/120026, 6/120027, 6/120040, 6/120041, 6/120042, 6/120043, 6/120044, 6/120045, 6/120046, 6/120050, 6/120051.
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1 & B2 The signalling type B cable range is a heavy-duty Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) insulated and heavy-duty Polychloroprene (HDPCP) sheathed cable with Class 2 stranded tinned conductor. This cable protects against mechanical impact, oils and greases, and other abrasions that are a normal part of railway usage. This signalling cable is used between equipment boxes, signal boxes, relay rooms and location cases. 6/120061, 6/120062, 6/120063, 6/161004, 6/161005, 6/120081, 6/120082, 6/161005, 6/120083, 6/120113, 6/120084, 6/120085, 6/120086, 6/161008, 6/161009, 6/120087, 6/120088, 6/120089, 6/120090, 6/120091, 6/120092, 6/120093, 6/120094, 6/120095, 6/120096, 6/120097, 6/120098, 6/120099, 6/120100, 6/120101, 6/120102, 6/120103, 6/120104, 6/120105, 6/120106, 6/120107, 6/120108, 6/120109, 6/120110, 6/120111, 6/120114.
Nr/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2 & C3 Signalling type C cables are heavy-duty and suitable for tails. They have a Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Separator tape and a Class 5 flexible tinned conductor. The C3 type is for TPWS applications and has Drain Wire and Aluminium Tape (Al) screening. 6/1200130, 6/120140, 6/120141, 6/120142, 6/120143, 6/120120, 6/120144, 6/120145, 6/160086.
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1 & D2 cable The type D signalling cable range has a Class 2 stranded tinned conductor, an LSZH sheath and a PET Separator tape. Signalling type D are used for Type B1/B2 applications in tunnels and underground. With additional fire performance. 6/120211, 6/120212, 6/120213, 6/161214, 6/120215, 6/120217, 6/161218, 6/120226, 6/120219, 6/120220, 6/120221, 6/120222 6/161223, 6/161224, 6/120225, 6/120226, 6/120227, 6/120228, 6/120229, 6/120230, 6/120231, 6/120232, 6/120233, 6/120234, 6/120235, 6/120236, 6/120237, 6/120210, 6/120238, 6/120239, 6/120240, 6/120241, 6/120242, 6/120243, 6/120244, 6/120245, 6/120246, 6/120247, 6/120248, 6/120249.
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2 & E3 Cable This type E cable is a Class 5 stranded tinned conductor with a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) sheath. The E3 type has Drain Wire and Aluminium Tape (Al) screening. For Type C1/C2/C3 applications when used in tunnels and underground. With additional fire performance. 6/1200172, 6/120170, 6/120171, 6/120173, 6/120174, 6/120175, 6/160090


The above PADS (Parts and Drawing System) numbers refer to Network Rail's individual product references which form part of a body of over 85,000 products accepted for use on its infrastructure.

Signalling cable - NR/PS/SIG/00005 - Construction

  Type A1, A2, A3
& A4
Type B1 & B2 Type C1, C2 & C3 Type D1 & D2 Type E1, E2 & E3
Conductor Class 2 stranded tinned copper conductor (BS EN 60228) Class 2 stranded tinned copper conductor (BS EN 60228) Class 5 tinned copper conductor (BS EN 60228) Class 2 stranded tinned copper conductor (BS EN 60228) Class 5 tinned copper conductor (BS EN 60228)
Insulation LSZH. Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) composite optional on Type A4 EPR Type GP4 (BS7665) EPR Type GP4 (BS7665) LSZH or EPR LSZH or EPR
Drain Wire     Type C3 only   type E3 only
Screen     Aluminium tape (Type C3 only)   Aluminium tape (Type E3 only)
Separator Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)   PET PET PET
Sheath LSZH Heavy-duty Polychloroprene (HDPCP) HDPCP LSZH LSZH

Railway Signalling Cable Selection

Our dedicated team of rail technical engineers have vast experience of working with Network Rail and its contractors on the selection of the right NR/PS/SIG/00005. The team has been involved with the design and approval of this cable range and is very familiar with the cables' construction and their applications across the rail network.

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Cable Standards and Approvals

Railway Signalling Type A, B, C, D & E Cable
NR/PS/SIG/00005 (previously RT/E/SIG/00005) BS EN 60228

 
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