The rail industry is critical to the UK’s economy. More goods and freight than ever are being moved by train, a trend that is expected to continue with an estimated 19% increase in freight activity by 2019.
The UK has the 17th largest railway network in the world and represents more than 20% of all passenger journeys in Europe. In 2016 alone UK passenger increased to 1.7 billion making the British network the fifth most used in the world.
Currently the UK rail network is part electrified and part electric traction (locomotive and multiple units). The electrification of the rail systems using overhead lines (AC current) and third rail (DC current) technologies allows trains to be more reliable, accelerate quicker, and causes less track wear than diesel trains.
It is vital that the rail network can support both this increasing traffic demand as well as the creation of a higher percentage of electrified lines whilst integrating new rail technology growth, which is where industry leaders Jointing Technologies excel.
Jointing Technologies works with rail contractors to provide technical and logistical support on rail electrification projects and is a key supplier of a broad range of PADS approved products including:
- 3M Medium Voltage (MV) joints and terminations at 52kV
- Anode cable
- Cold shrink tube
- DC power cable
- Furse earthing
- PADS approved power cable accessories
- Prysmian rail products
- Raychem Medium Voltage (MV) joints and terminations at 52kV
- Signalling cable accessories
- Tool hire for track connections
- Track feeder cable
- Trojan troughing products
- Under bridge insulation
- Unipart Rail track cable and general consumable products
In addition to supplying an extensive range of PADS approved products, Jointing Technologies carries a multi-million pound inventory and delivers next day throughout the UK. Whatever your rail project needs, contact your local sales office today for project support!