Rail Telecom Cables

For Trackside Fibre & Communications

Eland Cables supplies the full range of Network Rail-approved cables covering all telecommunications applications across the network.

Rail Telecom Cable

Our portfolio includes 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 & 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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