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Reference EN 50355:2013
Title Railway applications - Railway rolling stock cables having special fire performance - Guide to use
Project Number 24390
Abstract/Scope This European Standard gives guidance in the safe use of rolling stock cables specified in EN 50264, EN 50306 and EN 50382.These cables shall only be used for the wiring of railway rolling stock and within the limits given in the manner described in this European Standard. All these cables are for fixed installation where there is no free movement of cable, except for stresses due to typical service. This European Standard is to be applied in conjunction with the relevant product and installation standards. Stricter requirements than those given in this standard could be necessary; see in particular EN 50343. This European Standard is not applicable to: – intercarriage jumpers; – cables subject to continual flexing; – pantograph cables; – coaxial, data and fibre optic cables; – wire wrap; – cables rated at voltages greater than 3,6/6 kV; – applications other than the cabling of railway rolling stock; – cables requiring circuit integrity. Legal or statutory requirements do take precedence over the guidance given in this document. In cases where no guidance exists or where it cannot be derived from general information, it is recommended that advice shall be sought from the cable manufacturer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-08-30
Current Stage code deadline 2014-07-01
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.220.20 - Fire protection
29.060.20 - Cables
45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway application; Rolling stock; Cable; Fire performance
Note 20130528 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50355:2003
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Deadline Date
6060 2013-08-30 2014-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2013-07-01 2013-07-29  
5060 2013-05-27 2013-06-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-12-21 2013-05-24 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2012-11-23    
1099 2012-09-18    
1000 2012-08-06 2012-09-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-08-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-07-01


Supersedes EN 50355:2003
Superseded by  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.