Rail

BT Cables is a world leader in cable manufacturing for the rail industries. Based in the UK, we offer one of the stronger support networks available worldwide. 

As the fastest growing cable manufacturer in the world, we now operate in more market sectors and countries than ever before, delivering first-rate service alongside an extensive range of cable products.

Our manufacturing facilities and cable products are of the highest quality, but what sets us apart is the fact you can always rely on our first-rate service: we will deliver on time and to specification every time. Contact us for a huge range cabling solutions including:

  • Trackside communications 
  • Signalling 
  • Axle counting/safety 
  • Low voltage power 
  • Optical fibre 
  • Hybrid cables
Rail

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Trackside Signalling CableTypical Cable Applications:

Signalling circuits in railway networks XP & XQ Axle Counter (with rodent protection) Compliant with United Kingdom Standard (Network Rail) NR/L2/SIG/30060, in addition HFFR (XPZ) cables meet BS 6724, IEC 60754, IEC 60332-1

Tinned copper wire of 0.9 or 1.4 mm with solid Pe insulation, twisted pair construction, helically stranded cable core, plastic tape core wrap, woven glass fibre tape, Pe sheath incorporating a longitudinally applied aluminium-copolymer tape applied with overlap

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Railway / Metro Telecommunication CableTypical Cable Applications:

Communications in railway networks NR/PS/TEL/00015

Compliant with Network Rail specification NR/PS/TEL/00015

Plain copper wire of 0.63 or 0.9 mm with solid Pe insulation, twisted pair construction, petroleum jelly filled, helically stranded 10 pair units, non-hygroscopic or paper tape core wrap, black Pe sheath incorporating a longitudinally applied aluminium-copolymer tape

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Railway / Metro Telecommunication CableTypical Cable Applications:

Suitable for use in fire risk locations such as high rise buildings, sub-surface, underground & metro systems

Plain solid copper conductors, PE insulation, unit twin construction, polyester core wrap, fire retardant tape, drain wire, electrical screen, low smoke zero halogen sheath
Compliant with British Telecom Specification CW1600

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Optical Fibre CablesTypical Cable Applications:

Dielectric Loose Tube

Dielectric strength member, gel filled loose tubes with 2-16, singlemode fibres per tube (G.652).

Fillers where required for cable geometry, water swellable elements of tapes or yarns, Pe inner sheath (optional), peripherical strength elements of aramid or glass, Pe outer sheath

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Network Rail PADS DatabaseTypical Cable Applications:

Suitable for use in fire risk locations such as high rise buildings, sub-surface, underground & metro systems

Plain solid copper conductors, PE insulation, unit twin construction, polyester core wrap, fire retardant tape, drain wire, electrical screen, low smoke zero halogen sheath
Compliant with British Telecom Specification CW1600

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Optical Fibre CablesTypical Cable Applications:

Network Rail PADS Database Cross-Reference

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Stock lists & special offers >

In this section you will find our very latest stock position which is updated every week and details of any special offers or clearance items.

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Copper LME Average
May 17 £4326.03 per tonne



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