Rapid Transit Cable

Rapid transit cable is designed for strength. Read More

This cable has unique features to give it the sturdiness and toughness necessary for transit applications. Since during transit and transportation of goods a lot of force and energy is required, the Rapid Transit cable has the capacity to withstand the forces. Besides, the harsh conditions involved in the transit applications call for a cable with has safety and security features hence can guarantee reliability for the running transport systems. Rapid Transit Cable is made therefore with unique capability to meet the demands for its applications.

Why Transit Cable is Different

Designed for extreme demanding applications in harsh environments, the cable has extra toughness and strength. The strength on the cable enables it to serve without succumbing to any wear or tear hence keeps high the reliability and efficiency. During and after its manufacturing process, it is exposed to tests where it is put under extreme temperature and pressure with high level of stresses. It must pass all these stringent tests and vital requirements before approval for use by consumers. Rapid Transit Cable happens to be one of the strongest and resilient cables in the electrical realm.


The Rapid Transit Cable has its conductor made from copper. The material due to its high conductivity, makes this cable to be a very good electrical conductor. Some of these cables have stranded conductors which tend to make them more flexible and easier to work with while others are compact in design. The compact conductors are stronger and enduring for extreme demanding applications.

Radiation Processing is used to Improve Cable Insulation System.

Radiation process involves use of a strong electron beam in order to cross link a cable outer jacket to its insulation. The beauty with cross-linking materials is that it helps in stabilizing them through bonding together their molecular chains. It is this bonding that makes a material strong, stable and resilient even under highly elevated temperatures.


Rapid Transit Cables are applied in various electrical applications. While some are used widely in diesel/electric train transport systems others are used in the off-road vehicles. Some are also specifically designed to be used in the heavy and light-rail cars, others are designed with distinctive features to serve you in freight cars. Other types of Rapid Transit Cable are good for you in operationalizing wayside machines and equipment.


A must Meet Requirements for Transit Cables

Professionalism in design and manufacture of products require that some critical laws and regulations must be met. This helps to curb and protect users against harmful and less qualified cables and their co-products. So a properly designed and manufactured Rapid Transit cable must meet these requirements amongst many more:

For Copper wires

  • UL 44
  • IEEE and IEC Flame/ Safety Tests
  • AAR S-501/AAR RP-585/AAR S-4210
  • ICEA S-95-658
  • ASTM E662
  • NYCT Approval with TX
  • SMP 800-C
  • BSS 7239
  • UL VW-1 Flame Test

    For Fiber Optics

  • NYCT Approval with TO
  • NEC 770-51 Section B and 770-53 Section B
  • IEC Flame and Safety Tests
  • ASTM E662
  • Telecordia GR-20
  • NES 711/713
  • Meet the requirements of 49 CFR 238 for flame & smoke

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