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Cockroach Bare and PVC

Our Network Rail approved 'Cockroach', an All Aluminium Conductor (AAC cable) is principally used in short-span railway overhead line power distribution systems with low, medium and high voltage ratings of up to 60kV. It is suitable for use in the transmission and distribution of overhead line power where high conductivity is necessary.

The uninsulated version has excellent corrosion resistance and is suitable for coastal installations. It provides an excellent weight to conductivity ratio.

The PVC insulated version is recommended for installations requiring additional protection against the challenges of the environment.

Cockroach Tehcnical support

Eland Cables is the leading supplier of overhead lines to Network Rail, including Cockroach cable, Centipede cable, and Hornet cable. Please contact our rail specialists for technical support with your rail electrification projects.

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Class 2 Stranded Aluminium


PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)


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Product name Part No Rail Cat No Strands Nominal cross-sectional area (mm²) Sheath colour Length (m)  
Railway Cables - Cockroach Overhead Line (AAC) CableA3BR250BARE0091/01026819250n/a
Railway Cables - Cockroach Overhead Line (AAC) PVC CableA3BR250PVCBK0091/01031919250Black