Railway Signalling Cable

Railway Signalling Cable

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 NR/PS/SIG/00005 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.

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Signalling cable - NR/PS/SIG/00005 & Westpac CoPolymer - 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
Westpac CoPolymer Signalling Cable Co-Polymer cable manufactured to Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company specification D.S.C.E 1010 for Invensys Signalling system rail applications 6/160860, 6/160875, 6/160885, 6/160887, 6/160905, 6/160916


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.

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 cable. 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. Separately, we are also able to assist with the specification of other rail signalling cables including the Westpac Co-Polymer cable for Invensys (Westinghouse) fail-safe signalling systems. Please contact us for more information on these cables and our wider range of rail power, rail OHL, and rail telecoms cables.

Construction Table

  Network Rail NR-PS-SIG-00005 Signalling Type A1 A2 A3 A4 Cable CS NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable Network Rail NR-PS-SIG-00005 Signalling Type B1 B2 Cable CS NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable Network Rail NR-PS-SIG-00005 Signalling Type C1 C2 C3 Cable CS NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable Network Rail NR-PS-SIG-00005 Signalling Type D1 D2 Cable CS NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable Network Rail NR-PS-SIG-00005 Signalling Type E1 E2 E3 Cable CS NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable Westpac Rail Signalling Cable CS Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable
VOLTAGE

650/1100V

250/440V

CONDUCTOR

Class 2 Stranded Tinned Copper

Class 5 Flexible Stranded Tinned Copper

Class 2 Stranded Tinned Copper

Class 5 Flexible Stranded Tinned Copper

Class 2 Stranded Tinned Copper

INSULATION

LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) or EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) composite (optional on Type A4)

EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber)

LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) or EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber)

Extruded PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

SEPARATOR

PET (Polyester Tape)

-

PET (Polyester Tape)

-

TAPE

-

Polyester

SCREEN

-

Aluminium Tape (C3 only)

-

Aluminium Tape (E3 only)

-

DRAIN WIRE

-

C3 only

-

E3 only

-

OUTER SHEATH

LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)

HDPCP (Heavy Duty Polychloroprene)

LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)

LSZH (Low Somke Zero Halogen)

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

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Product name Part No Rail Cat No Cores Nominal cross-sectional area (mm²) Type Sheath colour Length (m)  
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075BL 006/120001 1 0.75 A1 Blue
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075BR 006/120002 1 0.75 A1 Brown
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075RD 006/120003 1 0.75 A1 Red
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075OR 006/120004 1 0.75 A1 Orange
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075GR 006/120005 1 0.75 A1 Grey
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075VI 006/120006 1 0.75 A1 Violet
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA1010075 006/120007 1 0.75 A1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA10015 006/120008 1 1.15 A1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010075 006/120020 1 0.75 A2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010075BL 006/120021 1 0.75 A2 Blue
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010075GN 006/120022 1 0.75 A2 Green
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010075YW 006/120023 1 0.75 A2 Yellow
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010015 006/120024 1 1.15 A2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010015BL 006/120025 1 1.15 A2 Blue
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010015GN 006/120026 1 1.15 A2 Green
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA2010015YW 006/120027 1 1.15 A2 Yellow
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA3020075 006/120040 2 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA3040075 006/120041 4 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA3060075 006/120042 6 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA310075 006/120043 10 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA314075 006/120044 14 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA336075 006/120045 36 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA348075 006/120046 48 0.75 A3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA402075 006/120050 2 + Earth 0.75 A4 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type A1, A2, A3, A4 Cable A5RA402025 006/120051 2 + Earth 2.5 A4 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5RB101025 006/120061 1 2.5 B1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5RB110010 006/120062 1 10 B1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5RB110035 006/120063 1 35 B1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R02015 006/120081 2 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R02025 006/120082 2 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R0210 006/120083 2 10 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R0216 006/120113 2 16 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R0235 006/120084 2 35 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R0270 006/120085 2 70 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R0295 006/120086 2 95 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R04075 006/120087 4 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R04015 006/120088 4 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R04025 006/120089 4 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R07075 006/120090 7 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R07015 006/120091 7 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R07025 006/120092 7 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R10075 006/120093 10 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R10015 006/120094 10 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R10025 006/120095 10 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R12075 006/120096 12 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R12075/6PR 006/120111 6 x 2 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R12015 006/120097 12 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R1225 006/120098 12 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R12025/6PR 006/120114 6 x 2 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R19075 006/120099 19 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R19015 006/120100 19 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R19025 006/120101 19 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R27075 006/120102 27 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R27015 006/120103 27 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R27025 006/120104 27 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R37075 006/120105 37 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R37015 006/120106 37 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R37025 006/120107 37 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R48075 006/120108 48 0.75 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R48015 006/120109 48 1.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type B1, B2 Cable A5R48025 006/120110 48 2.5 B2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC101025 006/120130 1 2.5 C1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC202025 006/120140 2 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC204025 006/120141 4 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC207025 006/120142 7 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC210025 006/120143 10 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC2060075/6PR 006/120120 6 x 2 0.75 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC212025 006/120144 12 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC216025 006/120145 16 2.5 C2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type C1, C2, C3 Cable A5RC010025NR 006/160086 2 + Drain 2.5 C3 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD100075 006/120211 1 0.75 D1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD10015 006/120212 1 1.5 D1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD10025 006/120213 1 2.5 D1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD10010 006/120214 1 10 D1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD10035 006/120215 1 35 D1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD202025 006/120217 2 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD20210 006/120218 2 10 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD20216 006/120226 2 16 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD20235 006/120219 2 35 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD20270 006/120220 2 70 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD20295 006/120221 2 95 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD204075 006/120222 4 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD204015 006/120223 4 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD204025 006/120224 4 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD207075 006/120227 7 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD207015 006/120228 7 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD207025 006/120229 7 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD210075 006/120230 10 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD210015 006/120231 10 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD210025 006/120232 10 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD212075 006/120233 12 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD212015 006/120234 12 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD212025 006/120235 12 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD219075 006/120236 19 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD219015 006/120236 19 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD219025 006/120210 19 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD227075 006/120238 27 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD227015 006/120239 27 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD227025 006/120240 27 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD237075 006/120241 37 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD237015 006/120242 37 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD237025 006/120243 37 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD248075 006/120244 48 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD248015 006/120245 48 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD248025 006/120246 48 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD2060075/6PR 006/120247 6 x 2 0.75 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD206015/6PR 006/120248 6 x 2 1.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type D1, D2 Cable A5RD206025/6PR 006/120249 6 x 2 2.5 D2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE10025 006/120172 1 2.5 E1 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE202025 006/120170 2 2.5 E2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE204025 006/120171 4 2.5 E2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE207025 006/120173 7 2.5 E2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE210025 006/120174 10 2.5 E2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE212025 006/120175 12 2.5 E2 Black
NR/PS/SIG/00005 Signalling Type E1, E2, E3 Cable A5RE302025 006/160090 2 + Drain 2.5 E3 Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160860 n/a 1 n/a n/a Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160875 n/a 7 n/a n/a Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160885 n/a 12 n/a n/a Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160887 n/a 19 n/a n/a Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160905 n/a 37 n/a n/a Black
Westpac Co-Polymer Signalling Cable 6/160916 n/a 48 n/a n/a Black