EN 50119:2020

Railway applications - Fixed installations - Electric traction overhead contact lines EN 50119:2020

Publication date:   Oct 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 3, 2020


CLC/TC 9X Electrical and electronic applications for railways

European Norm

29.280   Electric traction equipment



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This document applies to overhead contact line systems in heavy railways, light railways, trolley buses and industrial railways of public and private operators.
This document applies to new installations of overhead contact line systems and for the complete renewal of existing overhead contact line systems.
This document 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 document does not provide requirements for ground level conductor rail systems (see Figure 1).

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)

Life cycle


EN 50119:2009

EN 50119:2009/A1:2013


EN 50119:2020
60.60 Standard published
Apr 3, 2020