Rail & Transit

When moving cargo and passengers with efficiency, speed and reliability is your goal – IEWC can get you there. With a broad range of high performance products, partnerships with industry-leading suppliers, and a global network of distribution centers, we can get you the right products for your rail & transit application.

The rail & transit market includes diesel-electric locomotives, heavy and light-rail cars, rapid transit cars, rolling stock, train and rail controls, and transit communications. While North America has long been a predominant player in freight rail lines, Europe and Asia have been leaders in passenger transit. However, urbanization, infrastructure investments, and an increased demand for public transportation, will lead to strong growth in light and high speed rail in North America and the Middle East.

The driving trends in the rail & transit market include increasing customer demand and associated service expectations, railroads’ need to improve productivity, rising fuel prices, environmental regulations, and improved safety and security. These forces are influencing rail & transit OEMs to pursue new technologies, including fuel-efficient locomotives, traffic management systems, track to train voice and data communications, and passenger infotainment systems.

Long-term performance and reliability are a must for rail & transit cabling and connectivity. Wire, cable and wire management products must provide superior performance, including flame retardancy, flexibility, abrasion resistance, and reduced weight and size. These products are used for various applications, such as power and control circuits, lighting, communication, data and transmission systems, as well as brake systems. Specialty cables including electronically controlled pneumatic brake (ECP), diesel locomotive (DLO), head-end power, and rapid transit cables are designed specifically for demanding rail & transit environments.

As assembly houses and OEMs capitalize on growth in the rail & transit industry, IEWC provides numerous product and service solutions to allow smooth operations. We offer a broad range of products that meet applicable AAR, UL, CSA, and other specifications, including Boeing, Bombardier, Amtrak, and NYCTA, ensuring you have the correct product for your application. Partnerships with industry-leading suppliers allow us to provide you the latest technology, as well as necessary specification and industry standards. And with local expertise and a global network for distribution centers, we can support your requirements regardless of production location.

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When the metrics for success are based on the ability to move passengers and cargo quickly and efficiently, downtime is not a luxury you can afford. Keep the cargo moving with IEWC's full line of wire, cable and wire management products for OEMs and sub-assemblers throughout the rail and transit market.