Eland Cables now has more Network Rail approved rail telecoms cables than any other rail cable supplier. That’s the message from the Eland rail team, which is celebrating after securing full product acceptance on Armoured Copper Trackside and Copper Trackside Cable.

The NR/PR/TEL/00015 approval (formerly RT/E/PS/00015), awarded on 28 May 2009, covers 32 variants of 0.63mm and 0.9mm PE and Armoured PE Copper Trackside Cables (from two-pair to 100-Pair). This complements Eland’s already extensive range of Network Rail approved railway cables, including signalling cables, MV cables, SWA cables, trackfeeder cables, telecoms cables and screening conductor cables.

This approval – part of an ongoing product acceptance strategy – reinforces Eland Cables’ position as a one-stop-shop for rail cable supply. Technical and projects manager Chris Barnes, who managed the approval process, said: “To achieve product acceptance, Eland underwent an intensive period of testing and completed multiple compliance reports. We are delighted to have the quality of our cables recognised by Network Rail once again. Product acceptance is a fantastic achievement and, combined with short lead times, competitive pricing and a massive investment in stockholding, clearly demonstrates our commitment to offering customers more choice than any other rail cable supplier.”