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19/33kV & 25/44kV Railway Power Transmission cables - NR/PS/ELP/00008

We are a leading supplier of 19/33kV and 25/44kV medium voltage cables manufactured as part of our Network Rail power cable NR/PS/ELP/00008 range. This Railway & Metro industry range of medium voltage cables (often referred to as MV cable) are used to supply three-phase AC electrical power to traction substations on electrified lines.

The 33kV cable and 44kV cable are designed to supply power to DC and AC electrified lines respectively. These Network Rail cables are available with an MDPE or low smoke zero halogen outersheath, the latter being suitable for use underground and in tunnels.

NR/PS/ELP/00008 cable construction

  33kV 44kV
Conductor 185mm2 - circular solid aluminium (Class 1)
300mm2 - compacted circular stranded copper (Class 2)
120mm2, 400mm2 & 800mm2- compacted stranded copper (Class 2)
Conductor screen Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) solidly bonded
Insulation XLPE
Insulation screen Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) strippable
Bedding tape Water-swellable semi-conducting tape
Screen Copper wire screen, helically wound with equalising copper tape
Separator Water swellable tape
Sheath Medium density polyethylene (MDPE) Type TS2 (Graphite Coated) or LSZH

NR/PS/ELP/00008 Cable - PADS references

  33kV 44kV
120mm2 - 0006/148035
185mm2 006/122514 -
300mm2 006/122511 -
400mm2 - 0006/148030 (MDPE)
0006/187803 (LSZH)
800mm2 - 6/148025

The sheaths are graphite coated to allow sheath integrity testing. All 33kV cable and 44kV cables have a bedding of water-swellable semi-conductive tape and a copper wire screen, helically wound with equalising copper tape.

The 44kV cable is sometimes referred to by its overhead line equipment reference 148/450 and this whole range was formerly known by the Railtrack code RT/E/PS/00008.

NR/PS/ELP/00008 Cable - technical support

Eland Cables' rail engineers have vast experience of providing technical support to Network Rail and its contractors. Our services cover cable development and approval to cable selection, manufacturing, testing and third-party testing services.

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Cable Standards and Approvals

NR/PS/ELP/00008 19/33kV Graphite Covered MDPE Cable
NR/PS/ELP/00008 (previously RT/E/ELP/00008) BS 6622, BS 7454, IEC 60502-2, IEC 60840

NR/PS/ELP/00008 25/44kV MDPE Cable

NR/PS/ELP/00008 25/44kV LSZH Cable
NR/PS/ELP/00008 (previously RT/E/PS/00008) BS 6622, BS 6234, BS 7454, BS EN/IEC 60502-2, BS EN/IEC 60840

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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.


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.

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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.