The Internet site www.duotrack.com presents the new system for the cost-effective lineside cabling of regional railways

Mönchengladbach (Germany), 29 January 2008 – Nexans Deutschland Industries GmbH & Co. KG now has comprehensive information available on the website www.duotrack.com on everything worth knowing about the new and innovative DuoTrack® system. The information, available in German and English, describes the all-in-one system solution for regional railways, which facilitates the transmission of all copper and fibre optic cable services required for modern railway operation via a single cable route.


Visitors to the Internet site can easily recognise wherein the advantages lie: the DuoTrack® cable was developed for laying in the rail base and in comparison to conventional cabling solutions (including trough laying) offers a cost advantage of up to 50% with a time saving of about 70%. It combines a specially laid, multi-strand copper cable with a fibre optic cable in a common configuration and thus offers sufficient capacity for all relevant services of regional railways. The new website presents the special installation and laying technology, which Nex-ans developed together with Contec GmbH, which is located in Ötzingen-Sainerholz (Ger-many), as well as the universal hybrid joints for connecting the cable and/or branches on the line; the telent GmbH, located in Backnang (Germany), is responsible for their installation.


The DuoTrack® system is already in use in Germany: in July 2007, the prototype approval was obtained from the DB Netz AG for regional railways and is currently proving itself in use with electronic interlock technology and GSM-R on the “Odenwahlbahn” line, which is over 97 km long, as well as on the 18 km long block section between Wenden-Bechtsbüttel and Gifhorn. You can learn more about these two pilot applications via the category “References” on the DuoTrack® website.


Some typical questions on special system features are dealt with under the menu item “FAQs” (frequently asked questions), where you can also download a brochure on the DuoTrack® sys-tem as a PDF file. In addition, further information can be found under the category “News” in the press releases and publications focused on this topic.
 

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