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Reference EN 50206-2:1999
Title Railway applications - Rolling stock - Pantographs: Characteristics and tests - Part 2: Pantographs for metros and light rail vehicles
Project Number 4801
Abstract/Scope This standard defines the general assembly characteristics which are to be applied to pantographs, to enable current collection from the overhead line system. It also defines the tests the pantographs have to perform, excluding insulators. This standard does not apply to pantograph dielectric tests, which are to be performed on the pantograph installed on the vehicle roof. This standard does not apply to pantographs used on main line vehicles: these pantographs are considered in EN 50206-1. This standard relates to conventional suspended overhead line systems and accessories. The systems (or part of them) which are rigidly suspended will require special consideration between the customer and the supplier


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-02-05
Current Stage code deadline 2000-01-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) HSR (96/48/EC)
Mandate(s) M/024
Order Voucher BC/CLC/93-09


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 9
Reference Document  
ICS 29.280 - Electric traction equipment
45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway applications; Rolling stock; Pantograph; Metro; Light rail vehicle
Note Corrigendum to EN issued January 2000 * Equivalent to IEC 60494-2:2002 * D114/149: EN 50206-2 kept valid until revision of IEC 60494-2 * Superseded by EN 50206-2:2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-02-05 2000-01-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1999-02-01 1999-05-01  
5099 1999-01-01 1999-02-01  
5062 1998-11-17 1999-01-01  
5020 1998-08-11 1998-11-15  
4099 1996-12-10 1998-10-31  
4020 1995-12-14 1996-06-15  
3099 1995-09-29 1996-02-29  
3020 1995-09-29 1996-03-29  
2020 1995-05-20 1995-11-20  
2093 1994-11-24 1995-12-31  
2020 1993-04-22 1994-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-02-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2002-01-01


Superseded by EN 50206-2:2010
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.