Pandrol’s Rigid Catenary System is an overhead conductor rail that offers an alternative to conventional catenary. More than 2,000km are installed in rail networks around the world, particularly in tunnels, with a specific retractable version for application in depots.
The Rigid Catenary System consists of an extruded aluminium profile clamping the contact wire. The profile is available in different lengths, which are connected electrically and mechanically with aluminium splices. It can be used to replace the contact wire with sustentation wire or the suspended bimetallic T-rail. Key benefits include operational safety, low maintenance costs and extended product life.