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Rail Electrification

WEC Rail is actively involved with Rail Electrification contracts. Based at our HQ in Darwen, our Rail Division is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of overhead steel poles for Light Rail Transit Systems and for overhead Electrification lines.

Over the years, we have also supplied many Utility companies in the UK and overseas with large overhead Steel Poles for use on the 66kv and 132kv Transmission lines. WEC Group are now actively tendering for new Electrification Contracts for the UK Rail Network.

From conceptual and detailed design to the renewal, enhancement and installation of overhead Steel Poles, our experienced and highly-skilled team make it possible to offer a comprehensive service, embracing all the correct disciplines.

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.

Examples of Recent Electrification Contracts we've supplied steelwork for:

Manchester Metrolink Light Rail from 1990 - 2014
Sheffield Tram Lines
Croydon Super Tram
Luas Tram projects in Dublin
LRT projects in Hong Kong (Tun Muen)
LRT Istanbul

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

WEC Rail is a RISQS certified supplier, formerly known as Achilles Link-up, and a leading force in providing innovative design, fabrication and installation services to the rail industry for products including bridges, signal structures & gantries, rollingstock metalwork, electrical enclosures and CCTV products.

For more information about WEC Rail or if you would like to make an enquiry, please call us on 01254 773718 or e-mail us on

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