Specialists rail fabricators for gantries, two track cantilevers and portals to name a few.

Improving key railway routes with Electrification

Electrifying key routes on the railway means faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys for train passengers. The UK Government is committed to investing in an Electrification programme that will help to transform the railway and provide Britain with a sustainable rail system.

We are actively involved with rail electrification contracts and are a leading manufacturer of overhead steel poles for light rail transit systems and Overhead Line Electrification (OLE). We also manufacture and supply Single Track Cantilevers, Two Track Cantilevers, Portals and Anchor Portals in-house as well as four angle fabricated TTC bridges for some of the biggest rail contractors in the UK.

Our specialist OLE team provide an efficient and cost-effective design, development and construction management service for Rail Electrification.


WEC Group is today one of the World’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of steel columns and poles for use in supply and distribution, municipal lighting and rail applications.

Whether standard or custom designed, all our products benefit from the highest standards of quality and structural rigidity. Fabricated from high grade tube, our poles and columns are hot dipped galvanised to provide a safe, durable and maintenance fee coating.

In terms of versatility, WEC Group’s products make an equally convincing proposition. By retaining our own in-house design facility, we have the ability to manufacture poles to any height or loading specifications required and are able to customise poles to your exact requirements.

Recent Projects

WEC Group have worked on a number of exciting projects with Network Rail.

A recent project for WEC Rail was the contracted Overhead Line Electrification project between Rugeley to Walsall, which was for ABC Electrification. The project included manufacturing, storage and supply of 900 base plate and lattice electrification masts.

Over the years, WEC Rail have also supplied many of the Utility companies in the UK and overseas with their large overhead Steel poles for use on their 66kv and 132kv Transmission lines.

We are now actively tendering for new Electrification Contracts for the UK Rail Network.

For all Rail Electrification enquiries, please contact us:
T: 01254 773718
E: rail@wecl.co.uk