Rail operators require batteries designed for safe, reliable operation in one of the most demanding environments. Rail Batteries must be rugged, designed to survive on-board rail vehicles and at the trackside. In passenger rail and metros on-board trains the batteries must be designed for the utmost safety – to ensure security systems, lighting and communications are maintained at all time. At the trackside, reliability for safe operation of grade crossings, signalling and communications is mandatory.
HBL designs and manufactures a wide range of batteries specifically designed for the railroad and has the service history to give total confidence to the user.
On-Board - HBL offers nickel cadmium batteries for service in metros and mainline passenger fleets – these batteries are the most rugged, specifically designed for safety. Offering low maintenance, long lives and trouble free operation the HBL batteries are able to retrofit the majority of US rail cars and allow rail OEM’s a cost effective solution.
Trackside – HBL has a complete range of maintenance free lead acid batteries. We offer VRLA pure lead monoblocs, and single cells optimised for railway use – and designed to be installed with minimum effort.
Our nickel cadmium batteries are ideal replacements in grade crossing protection and signalling installations – especially where high temperatures degrade lead acid batteries.