EN 50163:2004/A3:2022

Railway applications - Supply voltages of traction systems EN 50163:2004/A3:2022

Publication date:   Dec 15, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 12, 2022


CLC/TC 9X Electrical and electronic applications for railways

European Norm

29.280   Electric traction equipment



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This European Standard specifies the main characteristics of the supply voltages of traction systems, such as traction fixed installations, including auxiliary devices fed by the contact line, and rolling stock, for use in the following applications :
– railways;
– guided mass transport systems such as tramways, elevated and underground railways mountain railways, and trolleybus systems;
– material transportation systems.
This European Standard does not apply to
– mine traction systems in underground mines,
– cranes, transportable platforms and similar transportation equipment on rails, temporary structures (e.g. exhibition structures) in so far as these are not supplied directly or via transformers from the contact line system and are not endangered by the traction power supply system,
– suspended cable cars,
– funicular railways.
This European Standard deals with long term overvoltages as shown in the Annex A.

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 50163:2004


EN 50163:2004/A3:2022
60.60 Standard published
Aug 12, 2022