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Railway & Metro Cable - Telecom


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Eland Cables supplies the full range of Network Rail-approved cables covering all telecommunications applications across the network, including the safety-critical cables connecting the track side axle counters to the AzLM axle counter system allowing it to detect the presence of a train, and to determine the number of wagons it is pulling and its direction of travel. This is a cable our technical team developed with Network Rail in order to replace its predecessor with a cable maintaining compatibility with the existing hardware and offering rodent protection without using a metallic steel tape. The end result was a cable that met all of the parameters set by Network Rail and which additionally offered superior water blocking properties and a smaller bend radius.

Railway Telecom cable

Railway & Metro telecom cable portfolio

Widely used telecoms cables on the rail network include:

  Application overview
NR/PS/TEL/00014 Trackside fibre
NR/PS/TEL/00015 Trackside communications
NR/PS/TEL/31102 Screen against electrical interference
NR/PS/ELP/27220 SCADA pilot cable
NR/PS/SIG/30060 Axle counter
BR1932 Twin datalink

Our technical expertise in the rail industry makes us the partner of choice for Network Rail and its contractors on complex projects and when there is a need for innovative solutions.
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About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.


The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.