Rail Transport

Rail Transport

The Santon switches are used for a large variety of applications within the rail industry, such as Driver Direction Switches, Master Control Switches, Shunt Control Switches, Battery Isolator Switches and Porter’s Door Switches. We have a complete range available from 10A up to 2000A and 1000V, which are very robust, shock and vibrant proof. 

We have presented typical solutions on this site. Please contact your nearest office  if you have any questions regarding these typical solutions or regarding how we can provide you with suitable solutions for your specific situation.


The P-Type Switch Disconnect

The P-Type Switch, also known as the Santon switch, is a robust switch which is typically useful in dusty environments, in environments where shocks can occur (trains, earth quake or explosions) and designed for switching of DC currents. 

The P-Type Switch is used in many industries and has proven itself to be one of the best switches on the market.

Because of it's modular design the switch can meet practically any customer specific demand.

The P-Type Switch is available in a range of enclosures and can be used in many different environments.

Learn more about the Santon P-Type Switch Disconnect

The C-Type Switch Disconnect

Our cam switches, just as our packet switches, are designed to high quality (Santon) standards.

The switch cells compromise top quality thermohardened melamine with excellent resistance to creepage current and arcing.


The double break contacts are coated with a silver alloy and the other components are selected with equal care. 

The sturdy design forms the basis for a range of well dimensioned, almost everlasting switches.


Citadel HR

The Citadel HR range consists of specially designed enclosures, which can resist extreme temperatures and chemicals. Fitted with Santon's reliable P-type switch disconnect, with it's self cleaning blade wiping action contacts. This combination creates a product which keeps your installion functioning under the most extreme circumstances, making it suitable for area's like public spaces, tunnels and parking garages.


- TÜV tested heat resistance 400°C for 2 hours
- Chemical resistant material Noryl GFN2-SE1
- Enclosures ranging from IP66 up to IP69
- Shock and vibration proof mounting construction
- AC currents from 16A up to 250A, and up to 1000V
- Self cleaning blade wiping action contacts
- IEC 947-3 certified
- Can be supplied with auxiliaries
- Padlockable

Customer specific solutions for Rail Transport

We work together with our customers to develop the best solution for their demand. This demand may vary from pre-wiring loose switches to adjust switches with specific shafts, knobs and/or enclosures.

Our website offers just a selection of possibilities. Please contact our sales department for more information on what we can do for your specific situation.