Case study

Odenwaldbahn project - Germany

Nexans solution for high speed rail
    Deutsche Bahn
    Railway networks

Project description:

  • A Deutsche Bahn project: modernization of the Odenwaldbahn infrastructure with electronic interlock and GSM-R.

Customer challenges:

  • Time and cost-efficient installation of a fiber optic and copper cable infrastructure
  • Pilot application of Nexans’ innovative DuoTrack® system for Deutsche Bahn.
  • Cable deployment in the difficult topography of a regional railway line.

Nexans solutions:

  • Nexans provided a turnkey solution with 60 km 8 quads and 40 km 16 quads DuoTrack® cable, 12 km fiber optic cable, 130 WTC2-HC hybrid closures and a matched laying technology with 150.000 clamps and 1.000 cable branches.
  • Cables manufactured in Germany, Norway, Spain and Belgium. Closures and optical fiber accessories from Nexans in France. Laying technology was provided from the partner company, Contec Transportation Systems.
  • High dynamic strength up to 420 m/s2 according to EN50125-3.

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