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Channel Tunnel rail marking

The deterring of metal theft on a section of the High Speed 1 (HS1) rail route has led to a forensic marking product being deployed across the entire line. HS1, better known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, runs for 108 kilometres (67 miles) between London St Pancras and the UK end of the Channel Tunnel, through Kent. Copper cable, rail track and signal boxes are now being marked across the length of the line. Deterrent warning signs have also been erected. SelectaDNA Trace, a specially-formulated spray, which contains ultra-violet (UV) markers and coded metal particles is already used by the rail operator Network Rail. The company’s subsidiary Network Rail (High Speed) Ltd operates and maintains HS1.

Selectamark is working with the Essex-based rail security contractor Land Sheriffs, a member of ACS Pacesetters. Ryan Ricketts, General Manager at Land Sheriffs said: “The marking of the entire line is in progress and should be completed within the next few months.”



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