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Reference EN 50343:2014
Title Railway applications - Rolling stock - Rules for installation of cabling
Project Number 22268
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for the installation of cabling on railway vehicles and within electrical enclosures on railway vehicles, including magnetic levitation trains and trolley buses. NOTE With respect to trolley buses, this European Standard applies to the whole electric traction system, including current collecting circuits, power converters and the respective control circuits. The installation of other circuits is covered by street vehicle standards for example those for combustion driven buses. This European Standard covers cabling for making electrical connections between items of electrical equipment, including cables, busbars, terminals and plug/socket devices. It does not cover special effect conductors like fibre optic cables or hollow conductors (waveguides). The material selection criteria given here are applicable to cables with copper conductors. This European Standard is not applicable to the following: – special purpose vehicles, such as track-laying machines, ballast cleaners and personnel carriers; – vehicles used for entertainment on fairgrounds; – vehicles used in mining; – electric cars; – funicular railways. As the field of cabling in rolling stock is also dealt with in the cable makers’ standard, references are made to EN 50264 series, EN 50306 series, EN 50382 series and EN 50355. This European Standard applies in conjunction with the relevant product and installation standards. Stricter requirements than those given in this European Standard may be necessary.


Current Stage code 5099
Current Stage code date 2014-01-27
Current Stage code deadline 2014-05-27
Deadline date for vote 2012-12-31


Directive(s) RAIL (2008/57/EC)
Mandate(s) M/334; M/483
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway; Rolling stock; Installation; Cabling
Note 2014-01-06 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50343:2003
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5099 2014-01-27 2014-05-27  
5060 2013-12-23 2014-01-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-10-18 2013-12-20 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2013-07-11    
4060 2012-09-17 2012-10-08 export to doc file  EN
4020 2012-04-06 2012-09-07 export to doc file  EN  FR
3099 2012-01-23 2012-03-30  
2020 2010-11-30    
1099 2009-04-01 2010-04-01  
1000 2008-12-11 2009-03-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-01-27
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Supersedes EN 50343:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.