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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.

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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.

Moving Safely through Two Transportation Worlds

Every vehicle delivered by ZWEIWEG International GmbH & Co. KG is ready for a busy life in two spheres: on the road and on the rails. Bringing this safely to fruition requires German engineering technology, a large portion of solution-oriented thought, an eye for detail, and last but not least, connection technology that functions reliably 100% of the time.


Infrastructure in Railway Stations

Railway stations as railway facilities and reception buildings consist of various equipment and systems that are powered by electricity and whose functionality must be monitored. This includes lighting controllers, evacuation 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 become and industry standard. You can find our technology aboard electric and diesel locomotives, in passenger railroad cars and double-decker vehicles and in traction vehicles for regional, local and high-speed trains, trolleys and subways.


Applications in Trains

Durch die riesige Produktpalette der Verbindungs-, Interface- und Automatisierungstechnik von WAGO WAGO’s enormous product range of electrical interconnection, interface and automation technologies allows us to provide an appropriate, reliable solution (e.g., MCS Connectors) that can be installed quickly and easily for any application – from space-limited applications in cabs, doors, 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 I/O systems collect the data measured by sensors on the points and provide it to the control center. This allows the smallest deviations to be evaluated directly and repairs to be performed.


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's electrical interconnection 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 preventive maintenance. Whether on rails or switches, our products fulfill the requirements of the 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.

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Customer Applications: Railway Systems

No Failures

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


SBB – Train Stations at a Glance

The Swiss Federal Railways’ control and fault signaling system (LSS-CH) uses WAGO automation technology, replacing the previous setup involving 23 different control systems.


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