L.C. Switchgear Ltd

Switchgear design and manufacture

LCS Design & Production Facility in Hove


Whole Life Solutions from LCS

LCS are committed to satisfying ‘Whole Life Cost Effective Solutions’ for the Railways. The Product range is designed to provide low maintenance, cost effective, long life solutions for the Railway Isolation & Bonding requirements.

These products aim to speed up the isolation and bonding to enable maintenance and renewal work to be carried out in over night possessions. Quick and secure bonding enables work to start promptly after the last train movements of the day and allows the possession to run closer to the resumption of train operations the next day.


L.C. Switchgear have the reputation for high quality reliable products which enable railways to operate more efficiently and safely.


These products can provide cost savings where for example the duration of a  track possession for routine maintenance can be increased by ensuring quicker safe access to the track and reduced time required to re-instate the power at the end of the works.

The low maintenance requirements provide life cost savings, throughout the long service life of the products.


Track History

Our extensive product history includes: -

· 243 Conductor Rail Heating Panels

· 2525 Switchgear Enclosures

· 1057 Switch Automation’s & Customised Switches

· 778 Fuse Assemblies and Enclosures

· 360 Indicator Assemblies

· 989 Resistor Assemblies (Inc. Spark Gap & Non Linear Resistors

· 580 Control Panels

The customers have included, Network Rail, Carillion, GEC - Alstom, Docklands Light Railway, BAMrail, BAM Nuttall, EFACEC Systemas Electronica, Balfour Beatty, London Underground Ltd, TFL, Metronet BCV, Brecknell Willis & Co, Alstom-Cegelec Projects, Converteam, Ultra Electronics & UKAEA, HVMS.

Refer to the Product History for more details.

The Future

Tramways and Light Railway projects will increasingly receive funding as a solution to more efficient forms of transport and a reduction in inner city pollution. LCS are playing their part providing the switchgear solutions for the modern Electric Traction systems.

Unit 16, St Josephs Business Park

St Josephs Close


East Sussex BN3 7ES

To contact us: mail@lcswitchgear.com

Phone:     00 44 (0)1273 770540

Fax:         00 44 (0)1273 770547

E-mail:      mail@lcswitchgear.com

ISO9001:2008 approved

Supplier Number 093495

CTS Controlled Track Switches supplied in the mid 1990’s currently in service. This type requires very little maintenance or servicing throughout it designed service life of 30 years

Road Contactor suites supplied in  2005 currently in service. This type requires very little maintenance or servicing throughout it designed service life of 40 years