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Reference CLC/TS 50591:2013
Title Specification and verification of energy consumption for railway rolling stock
Project Number 23574
Abstract/Scope This document is applicable to the specification and verification of energy consumption of railway rolling stock. It establishes a criterion for the energy consumption of rolling stock to calculate the total net energy consumed, either at pantograph or from the fuel tank, over a predefined service profile, in order to assure results directly comparable or representative for the real operation of the train. For this purpose this document takes into account the energy consumed and regenerated by the rolling stock. This Technical Specification provides the framework which guides to generate comparable energy performance values for trains and locomotives on a common basis and thereby supports benchmarking and improvement of the energy efficiency of rail vehicles. This document does not cover specification for comparison of energy consumption with other modes of transportation, or even for comparison between diesel and electric traction, dealing only with the energy consumption of the Railway rolling stock itself. Consequently this document is not applicable to the evaluation of the carbon foot print of the railways transportation system.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-08
Current Stage code deadline 2014-11-05
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ICS 45.060.10 - Tractive stock
Keywords Energy; Consumption; Verification; Railway; Rolling stock
Note Transformation of TecRec 100_001 (first TecRec offered by UNIFE and UIC) into a CENELEC TS * 2013-09-05: Publication allocated to
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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-11-05
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-05-05
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


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(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.