TE Connectivity has announced its delivery of transformer downleads and pantograph cables to Bombardier Transportation for East Anglia’s fleet of trains.

The equipment will be installed on 22 ten-car and 89 five-car units that Greater Anglia has ordered as part of its largest ever investment in trains for its network in the UK.

TE is supplying one transformer downlead cable and a pantograph cable for each motorised car, as well as air feed insulators, which ensure electrical isolation of the pantographs’ hydraulic components. High-voltage cable assemblies on board trains are engineered for complete reliability over a long life despite mechanical shock and vibration, and exposure to extreme environmental conditions on the exterior of train carriages.

Bombardier has previously specified TE’s high voltage cable assemblies on board Aventra trains for London Overground and Crossrail.

“TE’s high-voltage engineering specialists worked closely with Bombardier, lending our technical support and advice early in the design and engineering phase to ensure TE components met their requirements,” said Wesley Gilbert, TE Connectivity’s head of strategy and business development for rail.

Greater Anglia is replacing its entire fleet with 111 Bombardier Aventra trains and 58 Stadler FLIRT trains. As a supplier to both train manufacturers, all of Greater Anglia’s new trains will be equipped with TE’s roofline equipment.

The latest contract reinforces TE’s status as the global market leader in rail roofline cable solutions. For more product information, fill out the enquiry form on this page.