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Reference EN 50345:2009
Title Railway applications - Fixed installations - Electric traction - Insulating synthetic rope assemblies for support of overhead contact lines
Project Number 20530
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to the insulating synthetic ropes used in overhead contact lines. This European Standard specifies the characteristics of insulating synthetic rope assemblies and is applicable to electric traction overhead contact lines for railways, light railways, tramways, trolleybuses and other systems. These insulating synthetic ropes are utilised to provide mechanical support and electrical insulation for overhead contact lines. They are generally used in the following application fields: - delta suspension of contact wires; - catenary cable; - mid point anchors; - tie; - dropper; - headspan; - noise and vibration damper; - bridle- and pulley suspensions; - cantilevers made of glass reinforced polymer (GRP). This standard establishes the product characteristics, the test methods and checking procedures to be used with the insulating synthetic ropes, together with the ordering and delivery requirements. The object of this standard is to stipulate the provisions for the design and to allow the provisions of the service indicated by the supplier to the purchaser or informed buyer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-06-19
Current Stage code deadline 2010-05-01
Deadline date for vote 2008-03-01


Directive(s) CONRAIL (2001/16/EC), RAIL pending (2008/57/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 9
Reference Document  
ICS 29.280 - Electric traction equipment
Keywords Railway application; Fixed installation; Insulation; Synthetic rope; Overhead contact line
Note Supersedes EN 50345:2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-06-19 2010-05-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2009-05-01 2009-09-01  
5061 2009-03-27 2009-05-01  
5060 2008-10-21 2008-11-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-08-15 2008-10-17 export to doc file  EN
4099 2008-07-10 2008-08-31  
4060 2008-01-22 2008-02-18 export to doc file  EN
4020 2007-08-17 2008-01-18 export to doc file  EN
3099 2007-02-26 2007-06-22  
2020 2006-05-18 2007-02-23  
1099 2006-04-01 2006-10-01  
1000 2005-11-03 2006-04-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-06-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-05-01


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(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

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