Rail cable covers Overhead Line, Trackside Power, Signalling, and Telecoms applications. As the leading RISQS approved supplier of electrical cables and accessories, Eland Cables has the full range of Network Rail approved products. Our Rail industry specialists and cable experts work together to provide a tailored service, combining our cables with a range of services designed to support your project and deliver against timelines.

The Cables

We supply the full range of Network Rail and London Underground approved cables to provide you with compliant solutions. Technical datasheet PDFs are available for download from our website.

  • Overhead Line – Rail overhead line wires including Catenary, Contact Wires, ATF Centipede, AAC Cockroach and AAC Hornet cables.
  • Trackside Power – Medium Voltage graphite coated NR/PS/ELP/00008 19/33kV cable and the MDPE or LSZH 25/44kV cables, to low voltage Trackfeeder NR/PS/ELP/21101; NR/SP/ELP/40054 Points Heating cables or NR/L2/ELP/27408 FGT Power for Class 2 applications – we have a comprehensive portfolio.
  • Signalling Cables –Network Rail approved signalling cables NR/PS/SIG/00005 Types A to E.
  • Telecoms Cables – Trackside Fibre NR/PS/TEL/00014 and Armoured Trackside Comms NR/PS/TEL/00015, Axle Counter Cables, Screening Conductors, SCADA Pilot Cables, and Twin Datalink cables (PVC and LSZH).
  • LUL-Approved Cables – For use across the London Underground Network including trackfeeder, Pigtail connections, Signalling, Armoured Power, and Rolling Stock cables.


As a Rail contractor, whilst most requirements are planned long in advance, sometimes you need stock urgently. We hold stock to support these requests, with cables cut to length. With larger projects we can offer short manufacturing lead-times, supporting longer drum lengths as needed.

Extensive stockholding of Network Rail specification cables.
Hi-Ab vehicles for trackside deliveries.
Network Rail cable specialists.
Network Rail on our QA & testing.
Quality assurance through intensive testing in our ISO 17025 cable lab.
Supporting OHL electrification projects.
Supporting trackside works and possessions.
The right cable to the right place at the right time.

Next-day, Timed, and Trackside Deliveries

An extensive fleet and a team of drivers trained in cable handling sees your order delivered in optimum condition, where and when you need it. HiAb and Moffet vehicles make delivery easy, even trackside, and our ‘just-in-time’ service minimises space and security concerns. Our transport team can provide instant PODs with drivers tracked every step of the way. Working within your project timelines, we can create a tailored delivery schedule that works for you.

Cables are delivered next-day from stock as standard, or on timed deliveries as required.

Technical Support

Cable experts and Rail Industry specialists combine to offer support from specification through to installation, with guidance on regulations, industry best practice, cable specification and sizing, all whilst considering opportunities for efficiencies. They are available by phone or by email for all rail cable related matters.

Cable Design Consultancy

Need something different (but still NR approved)? We’ve worked extensively with Network Rail to design and develop NR-standard cables in response to challenges faced on the network, with our specific AAAC Overhead Line wire, FGT Class 2 Signalling cable, and the Axle Counter Cable being 3 examples.

Quality & Compliance

You want the assurance that the cables you install will meet the demands of the application. We’re uncompromising in our commitment to quality and compliance and our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited facility, The Cable Lab® is at the centre of our drive for cable excellence. Rigorous testing – far beyond simple QA – ensures cables meet Network Rail and other relevant standards so that on delivery the cables can be swiftly installed knowing that they are fit for purpose. Where appropriate, third-party accredited cables are available, including BASEC approved and LPCB certified. We also hold the BSI Cable Testing Verification Kitemark.

Case Studies

With project references including the Great Western Electrification upgrade and the East Coast Mainline power supply upgrade; being named on NR specs for cable design; conducting third-party cable testing on behalf of Network Rail; and having involvement in LUL station upgrades, our UK rail experience is significant. Add to that our work on rail projects around the world, and our experience and credentials show how our services work for the industry. For case study details visit the website and see how we continuously deliver results for our rail & metro customers.


Like you, we take our ESG and Sustainability responsibilities seriously. Our focus is simple – to make a positive impact and sustainable contribution whenever we can. We think in terms of Sustainable Operations – bringing together the Environmental Actions with those that look after our people, our communities, and the governance of our company. We know that what we do has an impact on you and your Scope 3 emissions – we’re taking steps to mitigate and reduce our carbon emissions and provide services that add value to our customers.

We have joined Network Rail in committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), and we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To view how we lead by example visit the website – you’ll also be able to see key policies and learn about how we work with our supply chain, and our approach to diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing. Alternatively, we welcome any conversations around our Sustainability actions and how they can benefit your rail project.