IEC TC 9: Electrical equipment and systems for railways
15 June 2017
In order for railways to provide efficient services, they must ensure that trains and the various physical and communications infrastructures function safely and smoothly together.
IEC prepares International Standards for the railways field, which includes rolling stock (powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons), fixed installations, management systems (such as communication, signalling and processing systems) for railway operation, their interfaces and their ecological environment.
These standards cover railway networks, metropolitan transport networks (comprising metros, tramways, trolleybuses and fully automated transport systems) and magnetic levitated transport systems.
These standards relate to systems, components and software and they will deal with electrical, electronic and mechanical aspects, the latter being limited to items depending on electrical factors.
These standards address electromechanical and electronic aspects of power components as well as with electronic hardware and software components