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Reference EN 50119:2009
Title Railway applications - Fixed installations - Electric traction overhead contact lines
Project Number 14766
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to electric traction overhead contact line systems in heavy railways, light railways, trolley busses and industrial railways of public and private operators. It applies to new installations of overhead contact line systems and for the complete reconstruction of existing overhead contact line systems. This standard contains the requirements and tests for the design of overhead contact lines, requirements for structures and their structural calculations and verifications as well as the requirements and tests for the design of assemblies and individual parts. This standard does not provide requirements for conductor rail systems where the conductor rails are located adjacent to the running rails.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-09-30
Current Stage code deadline 2010-04-01
Deadline date for vote 2008-08-31


Directive(s) HSR (96/48/EC), CONRAIL (2001/16/EC), RAIL (2008/57/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 9
Reference Document  
ICS 29.280 - Electric traction equipment
Keywords Railway application; Fixed installation; Overhead; Contact line
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-09-30 2010-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-04-01 2009-08-01  
5061 2009-02-24 2009-04-01  
5060 2008-07-02 2008-08-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-04-25 2008-06-27 export to doc file  EN
4099 2008-03-31 2008-04-30  
4060 2006-09-07 2007-06-15 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-03-03 2006-09-01 export to doc file  EN
3099 2005-05-25 2005-11-30  
3020 2004-12-03 2005-06-03  
2020 2003-05-15 2004-11-09  
2020 2002-03-21 2003-05-15  
1000 2001-05-09 2001-11-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-09-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


(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.