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Reference EN 50121-2:2006
Title Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 2: Emission of the whole railway system to the outside world
Project Number 16358
Abstract/Scope This European Standard sets the emission limits from the whole railway system including urban vehicles for use in city streets. It describes the measurement method to verify the emissions, and gives the cartography values of the fields most frequently encountered. The limits refer to the particular measuring points defined in Clause 5 and Annex A. These emissions should be assumed to exist at all points in the vertical planes which are 10 m from the centre lines of the outer electrified railway tracks, or 10 m from the fence of the substations. Also, the zones above and below the railway may be affected by electromagnetic emissions and particular cases shall be considered individually. These specific provisions are to be used in conjunction with the general provisions in EN 50121-1. This part of the standard covers EMC for fixed installations and therefore is not relevant for CE marking.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-07-28
Current Stage code deadline 2007-07-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-05-07


Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC), HSR (96/48/EC), CONRAIL (2001/16/EC)
Mandate(s) M/404
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 9
Reference Document  
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
29.280 - Electric traction equipment
45.020 - Railway engineering in general
Keywords Railway applications; Electromagnetic compatibility; Outside world
Note Corrigendum to EN issued May 2008
Special National Condition(s)  


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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2006-07-28 2007-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-07-01 2006-11-01  
5061 2006-05-29 2006-07-01  
5060 2006-05-03 2006-05-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-02-24 2006-04-28 export to doc file  EN
4099 2005-07-18 2006-05-07  
4060 2005-01-10 2005-06-20  
4020 2004-07-09 2005-01-07  
3099 2004-05-07 2004-05-21  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-07-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-07-01


Supersedes EN 50121-2:2000
Superseded by prEN 50121-2:2013
Normative reference (6) CISPR 18:1982
EN 50121-1:2006
EN 50121-3-1:2006
EN 50121-5:2006
EN 55016-1-1:2004
EN 55022:2006
IEC 60050:201X
EN 61000-6-4:2001

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