MM-31018  key visuals Industrie sectors_bahn_2000x1125.jpg

Railway Systems

We have made maintenance-free connections in local and long-distance transport possible with spring pressure connection technology. Today, we offer additional comprehensive solutions.

WAGO in Railway Systems

Solutions for Your Tasks

Whether railway vehicles, signal technology or train stations, WAGO products can be used almost anywhere electricity flows or signals are transmitted and converted in the railway industry. It’s not without good reason that operators, manufacturers and suppliers of railway and signaling systems count on WAGO. We have pioneered new electrical interconnection technology since 1977. It all began by moving away from screws – and to spring pressure connection technology – to set standards in railway technology.

Getting efficient shunting locomotives without negative impacts

German freight traffic would practically come to a standstill without diesel-powered shunting locomotives. The Voith technology company has developed a sophisticated start/stop system to reduce the high idle times that often exceed 60 percent. The special difference here: ‟OnEfficiency.StopStart“ can be retrofitted and adapted to different product series of any manufacturer.

MM-34572  new website page reference report Voith_iStock-1211552952_2000x1125.jpg

Modernized Trains Reliably Controlled

Monterrey, a large city in northern Mexico, close to the California border: about half of the 1.2 million inhabitants use the railway network daily – with second-hand trains from Germany. GEZ Rail Solutions GmbH relies on components from WAGO for the complete technical renovation. The WAGO I/O System 750 XTR plays a central role in train control. It meets the strict requirements of railway technology – including environmental requirements – and opens up a wide range of applications.

Condition-Based Monitoring of Rolling Stock

“Condition-based monitoring” promises to make maintenance of railway vehicles more efficient, in terms of both time and costs. Westfälische Lokomotiv-Fabrik Reuschling GmbH & Co. KG shows how railway operators can implement condition monitoring for their rolling stock.

Infrastructure in Railway Stations

Railway stations as railway facilities and reception buildings consist of various equipment and systems that are operated electrically and whose functionality must be monitored. This includes lighting controllers, evaluation systems and low-voltage switchgear that ensure passengers’ comfort and safety. In railway stations too, WAGO provides failsafe power supplies and data recording for various analog and digital signals.


WAGO Technology in Railway Vehicles

For more than 40 years, WAGO has been a railway staple. The superior operator-independent quality of WAGO's electrical interconnection technology, which features quick and easy handling, is only one of the reasons that this vibration-proof spring pressure connection technology has been an industry go-to. You can find our technology aboard electric and diesel locomotives, passenger railroad cars and double-decker vehicles, and in traction vehicles for regional, local and high-speed trains, trolleys and subways.


Applications in Trains

WAGO’s enormous product range of electrical interconnection, interface and automation technologies allows us to provide an appropriate, reliable solution for all applications that can be installed quickly and easily. We're ready for space-limited applications in cabs and doors, as well as installs for lighting and air-conditioning technology to drives and converters, switch and fuse panels, battery chargers, toilets and junction boxes that require durability.


Point Operating Systems

Functioning point operating systems – whether operated electrically or hydraulically – are fundamental to preventing train failures. Therefore, operators rely on predictive maintenance – detecting possible defects before they arise. The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM collects the data measured by sensors on the points and provides them to the control center. This allows the smallest deviations to be evaluated directly and repairs to be initiated.


Signal Technology at Railroad Crossings

Reliable, maintenance-free electrical connections are essential in signal technology at railroad crossings, as well as in railway stations or on points. Many facets of WAGO connection technology come into play, especially for cable boxes, point operating systems, block systems and signal boxes. WAGO's electrical interconnection technology has been used in railway applications since the 1970s, has corresponding approvals and has been proven in practice.



Our WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM ideally supplements our customer's safety-oriented controls for the implementation of preventative maintenance. Whether on rails or switches, our products fulfill the requirements of DIN EN 50121-4, EN 50121-5 and DIN EN 50155 railway standards – without application limitations.


● Screwless connection technology provides maximum contact reliability.

● The plastics used as insulation for rail-mount terminal blocks fulfill the requirements of EN 45545 without limitation.

WAGO at Work

Customer Applications: Railway Systems

Customer Application

No Failures

Kirow railway cranes and slag transporters are always reliable, even under the most inclement weather conditions – with WAGO technology.

Customer Application

SBB – Train Stations at a Glance

The control and error messaging system for the SBB (LSS-CH) replaces 23 different control systems with WAGO's automation technology.


This May Also Interest You

Other WAGO Topics


That Is the Digital Future

Cloud connectivity, cybersecurity and adaptable production – we're ready for any questions that may arise.


Working at WAGO

Learn all about WAGO as an employer and take a look around our career center. We look forward to hearing from you!