Railway Operation Cables



Gexol® T-EPR DC traction cables are designed for electric railroad service in damp brackish locations, including direct-burial and other underground installations subject to vibration from train operation.

They are also designed for superior aging and high-reliability characteristics. The standard jacket color is black.

Available In:

  • GEXOL® T-EPR CPE Traction Power Cable
  • GEXOL® T-EPR Low Smoke Traction Power Cable


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AREMA-specified Underground and aerial Signal Cables from Nexans AmerCable are well-suited for the transit and railway industry where wayside control circuits are necessary.

These signal cables are suitable for direct burial, in conduit or tray installations where reliability and vital circuit safety are mission-critical.

  • AREMA Underground Signal Cable: Flame Retardant • Armored • EPR/CPE • 600V • 90°C • Direct Burial
  • AREMA Aerial Signal Cable: Low Smoke Zero Halogen • Flame Retardant • EPR/XLPO or XLPO/XLPO • 600V • 90°C • NFPA 130 Compliant 


Train Control Cables are designed to work with high-speed rail networks. Suitable for in-tunnel applications where reliability and vital circuit safety are mission-critical, and fast digital signals are needed to maintain the train separation block.

Train Control Cable FOR ATC/CBTC & Axle Counter Systems: Low Smoke Zero Halogen • NFPA 130 • Quads • AJ-2Y(L)HBH  H45



Contact wire for railway catenary line. Made of high purity copper CuETP or CuMg0.2 alloy, contact wire is shaped wire that comes into contact with the pantograph of the train. It provides power from the catenary line to the train. 

Railway Market History

The GEXOL cable insulation materials used by Nexans AmerCable in its railway cables were originally developed by General Electric in the 1980s for use on diesel-electric locomotives.

Since 1980, AmerCable has been a leading manufacturer of flexible single-conductor diesel locomotive (DLO) cables. In the early 1990s, AmerCable began delivering traction power cable to the biggest us transit authorities.

Nexans AmerCable has updated all its industry associated certifications such as AREMA, UL RHH-RHW, CSA RW90 and is fully “Buy America” compliant.

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