Rail Live 2024
19-20 June 2024
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

Signalling Zone coordinated by Network Rail


Network Rail Technical Authority is returning to Rail Live 2023 to host the Rail Live Signalling Zone.  

The Zone brings together a diverse range of the Network Rail supply chain focusing on signalling technology. The demonstration areas are designed to show trackside equipment in a realistic environment, without the dangers presented by being trackside. Many of the exhibitors are taking advantage of this space to provide live demonstrations of a variety of new innovations, these include:


Rainford Solutions

Our clients tell us that off-the-shelf enclosures they find in catalogues are a compromise - a product manager’s idea of what will suit most situations, but not quite theirs. We are different. Our team listens to your needs to develop individual solutions, that perform exactly right for your system. Plus we can pre-wire as part of the assembly process using factory labour, 100% standardised, saving costly time on site. You just add the clever parts

Engineering Focus

Our UK engineering team is experienced in developing solutions for challenges with thermal, electro-magnetic fields (RF/EMC), seismic conditions, shock and vibration, ingress protection (IP), and vandals, certified to global civilian and military standards.

Operating from a modern UK factory our facilities are built with the highest level of flexibility and capacity, for volume manufacture that can support national infrastructure projects.

Rainford will be demonstrating its next generation single and double location” TRACKSAFE” which has been designed specifically to meet all requirements of Network Rails new specification NR/L2/SIG/19820/K02. This new design gives maximum flexibility for installation and maintenance with minimal down time to your signalling asset, giving protection against the elements and any outside threats such as theft and vandalism. Also on the stand will be our off grid power solution using an methanol fuel cell.

TRACKSAFE – Safe inside


The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd 

The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd has exhibited regularly at Rail Live and have columns along the main roadway through the site. 

This year the Aluminium Lighting Company have been invited to show a product in development on the Network Rail Signalling Zone.  This is an innovative solution to power cameras and other kit without expensive and often difficult connections to the National Grid.  The demonstration version has solar panels and a wind turbine.  The ALC hinge column unit allows for easy cleaning, maintenance, calibration and removal of powered equipment.  Alongside the off-grid solution there is a standard Echalon hinge column.  This should generate a lot of interest in off-grid renewable energy solutions, and safe and easy access to all types of powered equipment. 

 The Aluminium Lighting Company also has products on the Anchor Systems stand.  The safe and easy-to-access ALC PADS approved Echalon hinge system complements Anchor Systems’ quick and simple foundation and earth anchoring systems and solutions.

 Kwik Step are showing their versatile range of Modular Platforms & Stairways.  Their stand has an integrated Aluminium Lighting Company Echalon hinge column which was developed with SEA to support equipment to monitor road traffic behaviour near level crossings.  Their equipment identifies and records evidence of near misses and bad driving that can be used in prosecutions.  Kwik Step are also showing another ALC product in development with Network Rail which supports train detection equipment to monitor rail traffic movements.


ATL Transformers

ATL Transformers are the leading manufacturer of magnetics on the railways focussing heavily on decarbonisation, sustainability and safety. We have been absent from the Rail Live event for the past 2 years focussing heavily on research and development though excited to be returning to the Signalling Zone once again in 2023. ATL will be showcasing its recently approved, full range of bar setting PSP/ASP transformers as well as our new generation Intelligent ready Points Heating Transformer pending approvals. This stable of new generation products follow our design principles of supporting designers, Installers and maintainers with key benefits over legacy technology. In addition to these new product lines, we will be exhibiting our full range of High Efficiency/Low carbon PADS approved FSP Signalling transformers, Point drive rectifiers, domestic supply and associated functional supply magnetics.


Haide Technologies

Haide Technologies is a research and development entity supporting product innovation and design. Our core business model is the exploration and development of Novel patented technologies to support the engineering and scientific communities with advancements in technologies & systems that answer industry challenges. This year at Rail live we will be showcasing our pads approved solar Mitigation system ‘LEMUR-AG15’ which has been adopted as Networks rails preferred, passive, solar mitigation system for track side apparatus housings, buildings & structures. Haide technologies will also be showcasing its novel, Intelligent AWS digital switchable magnet along with a newly developed, in partnership with ‘Message Maker Uk’ full matrix Digital TSR speed board integrated within the system to support the objectives of the Central Rail Systems Alliance. The primary benefit of this modern system compared to legacy TSR boards and track mounted magnets is safety, keeping engineers away from the track unnecessarily wherever possible. Secondary benefits include significantly reduced power consumption, removal of civils and with intelligence on-board, remote telemetry for system and local environment interrogation, magnet state changes, TSR speed and notice changes, all away from track via its developed IP control portal within Network Rails the secure Azure cloud.


TT Electronics / AB Connectors

TT Electronics / AB Connectors will be presenting our Rail Approved ABCIRH Connector series for “Plug and Play” applications. Our ABCIRH series has been approved under specification NR/L2/SIG/30027.

We will be demonstrating the ease of assembly and the robustness of the installation for harsh environmental trackside applications.


Eldapoint Group

Eldapoint group have been designing & manufacturing enclosures for the rail industry for over 20 years.  From steel REB’s manufactured by Eldapoint to fibreglass DNO’s from Fibaform.

The group will be showcasing a new environmentally friendly, fully recycled core material to be used in the Fibaform DNO’s.

Also on show will be a new steel REB by Eldapoint.

TF Jacksons will also be exhibiting under the Eldapoint Group umbrella with a temporary modular building system.


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