Rail Solutions


Delivering High Speed Network Access for a High Speed Future

The Kenton Group has a long history of delivering communications infrastructure to the rail industry. This includes original equipment manufacture, systems integration, consultancy design, project delivery and asset management for all rail communication systems.

As the rail industry seeks to meet the difficult challenges of passenger growth, supporting of legacy systems, and the introduction of new technology, The Kenton Group combines innovation with dependability to deliver solutions with new technology, compatibility with legacy systems, enhancing safety and efficiency. The Kenton Group offers a wide range of solutions for Signalling, SCADA, CCTV, GSM-R, VoIP and Passenger Information Systems for High-Speed, Urban, Mass Transit/Underground networks.

Kenton also offers a strong service support portfolio centred on it’s in-house Network Operations Centre (NOC) providing 24/7/365 remote monitoring, fault resolution, asset management and logistics on a wide range of equipment and network topologies to customers in the UK and World wide.

Kenton has built up an enviable reputation as a supplier to Network Rail, Northern Ireland Rail and LUL, and also to the industry’s major rail contractors.


Network Rail Approved Equipment

The Kenton Group has designed and developed a range of equipment for use in the rail industry and achieved Network Rail Product Acceptance:

Lease Line Access over IP
The IP-LLA provides 2 or 4 wire analogue, and low, medium bit rate lease line services over IP/Ethernet. The internal PPP gateway function allows the IP-LLA to transport all analogue, serial interfaces and Ethernet over the IP/Ethernet network. IP-LLA facilitates the replacement of point-to-point private circuits (BT EPS PWs Kilo-stream) using the unique Point-to point tunnel function across IP networks.
National Rail Approval: PA05/05819

Line Isolation Unit 
Line Isolator unit 10KVRMS, 4W, DIN rail Mounting, screw terminals.
Network Rail Approval: PADS Cat. 087/072808

Lease Line Modem
Modem V.23, 2/4W lease line, 600/Hi impedance line, rack mount, stand alone. Rack 19” 3U DB25 & Krone IDC.
Network Rail Approval: PA05/01644

Lease Line Modem 
Modem V.34, 2/4W lease line and PSTN. Stand alone mains i/p 85-265VAC. Rack mount twin card, 19” rack & PSU.
Network Rail Approval: PA05/04473

8 Channel Digital Sharing Device
Any combination of 8 DTEs or DCEs. Sync or async up to 19.2 kbps. AC or DC power.
Network Rail Approval: PA087/072636

SHDSL Ethernet Modem 
Modem DSL 4 pair, 5.7Mbps/pair, EFM bonding, 4 port Ethernet, DIN rail stand-alone, DC & AC power.
Network Rail Approval: PA05/04166

Dual Switched Line Combiner and Splitter Unit 
Branching and Combiner unit 6 channel dual, with anti-streaming, 4W, 600Z, 19” 3U, DC.
Network Rail Approval: PA05/01719

HD Communicator
HD communicator, 2x DSL pairs, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x Echelon, ring redundant, DC.
Network Rail Approval: PA05/02339

Line Filter VF
The MOD22014 is a 24 channel VF line conditioner for interfacing VF ports on telecommunications equipment to telecoms circuits running in close proximity to the electrified rail infrastructure. The conditioner facilitates the use of COTS equipment on circuits running in environments with high electrical interference.
The MOD22014 achieves compliance to NR/L2/TEL/30003 for VF ports on the Cisco VG350 and other similar voice gateways.
Provisional Product Acceptance Reference: PA05/06527

For more information on the full product range contact The Kenton Group today on +44(0)1322 552000, email us or complete the service enquiry form.

The Kenton Group Sponsors Dinner at the Roundhouse 2015, Derby

On the 15th October, The Kenton Group sponsored Dinner at the Roundhouse, a well-loved rail event. The evening was hosted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE arguably the world’s greatest living explorer. Keynote speakers included Dr Lutz Bertling, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation, Adrian Shooter CBE, Chairman of Vivarail and Claire Perry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.



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