Rail & Transit

Nearly a century of delivering wire and cable innovations to move people and goods.

The global demand for moving people and goods by rail and mass transit is at an all-time high. Freight, light rail and subway systems continue to expand, requiring an increased investment in modern equipment and infrastructure upgrades and development. From rapid transit and locomotive applications to rolling stock, the expanding rail and transit market demands a wide range of wire and cable for power, control, signal and communications that maintain performance, safety and reliability while lowering life-cycle costs.

With expertise that can be traced back nearly a century to the days of tramways, railways and trolleys, General Cable is a wire and cable manufacturing leader in the rail and transit industry. With the unique insulation system of the most trusted name in rail and transit wire and cable – Polyrad® XT – we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and performance.

Whether it is smaller, high-performance cables for the high-density environments of sophisticated electric rail systems, the need for reliable high-speed braking systems or customer demand for high-bandwidth on-board communications, our ongoing investment in R&D and dedicated commitment means we will continue to bring better technology to market that improves and ensures a viable rail and transit systems for decades to come.

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General Cable is the first North American cable company to have successfully achieved the
International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS) Certification, effective March 8, 2010.