EN 50238-1:2019

Railway applications - Compatibility between rolling stock and train detection systems - Part 1: General EN 50238-1:2019

Publication date:   May 18, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 25, 2019


CLC/TC 9X Electrical and electronic applications for railways

European Norm

29.180   Transformers. Reactors | 45.060.10   Tractive stock



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This document describes a process to demonstrate compatibility between Rolling Stock (RST) and Train Detection Systems (TDS). It describes the characterization of train detection systems, rolling stock and traction power supply systems.
It is worth noting that the demonstration of technical compatibility between the rolling stock and infrastructure with respect to physical dimensions is not detailed in this document.
This document is not generally applicable to those combinations of rolling stock, traction power supply and train detection system which were accepted as compatible prior to the issue of this document. However, as far as is reasonably practicable, this document can be applied to modifications of rolling stock, traction power supply or train detection systems which may affect compatibility. The detailed process can be used where no rules and processes for compatibility are established.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

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EN 50238-1:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 25, 2019