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Eland Cables

Network Rail and LU-Approved Cable for Rail, Metro and Underground

Eland Cables supplies complex cable solutions for the rail, metro and underground sectors in the UK and globally.

120 Highgate Studios,
53-79 Highgate Road,
NW5 1TL United Kingdom

Eland Cables supplies complex cable solutions for the rail, metro and underground sectors in the UK and globally. From 1975, the company aims to provide high-quality cable technologies and accessories to customers around the world with a sharp focus on excellent customer service and customised offerings.

Comprising a team of highly experienced and skilled experts in the field, Eland Cables understands the importance of cabling to every project and delivers solutions, from specification to installation, which comply with industry national and international standards. Products include an extensive cable portfolio that relates to power, control, information and instrumentation, as well as services that pertain to technical specifications all the way to delivery on-site.

Eland Cables customised and sustainable stockholding for the rail industry

Eland Cables ensures that specially tailored solutions are provided for each rail project, and therefore customers receive expert technical support from experts in the rail industry. As a leading Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)-approved cable supplier for major rail, underground and other network projects across the UK, as well as in Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, India, Canada and Italy, Eland Cables offers the option of extensive network rail PADs-listed and London-Underground (LUL)-approved stockholding that can be dispatched on the same day, which makes it cost-effective and convenient for time-specific projects.

Another advantage of Eland Cables for the rail industry is customised cabling from the company’s wide range of stockholding. Cables can be adjusted according to project specifications and delivered ‘just in time’, accompanied by support when it comes to logistics, storage and supply management, as well as trackside inspection and work. The company can offer a wide range of Network-Rail cable solutions, along with hi-ab delivery, empty drum delivery services, and a strong focus on minimising carbon emissions.

Expert support and quality cable solutions for rail projects

The cables supplied by Eland Cables are tested intensively according to our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited The Cable Lab® before they are delivered to the customer. This helps boost quality assurance and compliance to the necessary specifications and standards.

Quality control is also guaranteed by a team of cable specialists offering expert cable support for specification and installation design pertaining to each project. Customers benefit from tested top quality in product development and installation, as well as a helpful team that confidently supports the innovative solutions. The Eland Cables portfolio includes a wide range of cable options:

Overhead lines (OHL)

  • 107mm² Contact Wires – copper-silver, copper-tin and hard drawn ID groove
  • 120mm² Contact Wires – copper silver
  • Catenary Wires – 19/2.1mm bronze II Cu/Mg stranded, 19/3.2mm and 37/2.25mm Cu-ETP
  • Dropper Wires – 7/7/0.51mm and 19/7/0.71mm flexible stranded
  • Stainless Steel Solid Dropper Wire – 4mm
  • Centipede ATF
  • Cockroach bare and PVC-insulated cable
  • Hornet bare and PVC-insulated cable


  • NR-PS-SIG-00005 Type A, B, C, D & E
  • Westpac Co-Polymer
  • LUL SE1047 Concentric Type 1, 2, 3, 4
  • LUL MR-SE-1093
  • LUL SE0527 Concentric
  • LUL SE0875
  • LUL SE330 Screened Track Crossing
  • LUL SE774 Limited Fire Hazard (LFH) Signalling Power Supply

Trackside Power

  • NR-PS-ELP-00008 Graphite Coated 19/33kV and MDPE 25/44kV
  • NR-PS-ELP-21101 Trackfeeder
  • NR-L2-SIGELP-27408 FGT Class II PVC & LSZH Signalling Power supply
  • NR-PS-ELP-400045 Points Heating
  • BR880 Aluminium Trackside power supply
  • LUL G4727 LFH Armoured Power
  • LUL SE774 LFH Signalling Power Supply
  • LUL S1108 Trackfeeder
  • LUL Negative Trackfeeder
  • LUL SE895 LSZH Track Circuit Feed

Telecom and Screening Cables

  • NR-PS-TEL-00014 Armoured/Unarmoured Fibre
  • NR-PS-TEL-00015 Armoured/Unarmoured trackside
  • NR-L2-SIG-30060 Axle Counter
  • NR-PS-ELP-27220 SCADA Pilot
  • NR-PS-TEL-31102 FTN screening conductor PVC/LSZH
  • BR1932 Twin datalink cable PVC/LSZH

Rolling Stock Cables

  • RIA21 cable (RIA21)
  • NSGAFOU cable (DIN VDE 0250-602)
  • LUL RSE-STD-024 LFH Part 6 Type 1-9, Type 11-13

Power, Data and Fire Performance for non-traction works

    • Medium Voltage Power 3.3kV to 33kV
    • 1kV Armoured Power BS5467 / BS6724
    • BS 7629-1 LPCB BASEC Standard / Enhanced
    • BS7846 LPCB BASEC Power / Impact Power
    • Section 12 fire integrity
    • Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a and Cat 7 LAN
    • RS232, RS422, RS 485 data
    • CW1128/CW1198, CW1308 & CW1600 BT telecoms

There are also accessories for installation and termination in the rail industry, which include Glands, Cleats, Lugs, Terminals, Tray and other cable management products.

West Coast Main Line

The modernisation of the 399-mile (641.6km) rail route between London and Glasgow and its key divergences to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, was the largest rail project to date in the UK.

Docklands Light Railway Capacity Upgrade

Since opening in 1987, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been central to the regeneration of east London. Now its significance is far greater than originally envisaged.

Crossrail Liverpool Street Station, London

Liverpool Street Station is being upgraded by Crossrail as part of a £14.8bn (approximately $19bn) Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) project in London, UK.

East Coast Main Line (ECML), Edinburgh to London

An upgrading programme for the 393-mile (632km) East Coast Main Line (ECML) route between London and Edinburgh, and its key divergences serving Leeds, Bradford and Glasgow, was thrust into a new context during 2007.

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL)

Full UK Government approval was granted in 1996 for the two sections of the 69-mile (108km) high-speed Channel Tunnel Ra


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Eland Cables

120 Highgate Studios

53-79 Highgate Road



United Kingdom