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GNSS repeater for railway use complies with EN50155

3rd October 2023

Finnish GPS repeater manufacturer, Roger-GPS, has responded to customer demand and will introduce a new repeater that is approved for use in a railway environment.

The repeater covers GPS L1, GLONASS G1, Galileo E1 and BeiDou B1 signals and complies with European standard EN 50155.

Following is a description of EN50155; full technical details of the new repeater will be published when available.

EN 50155 sets the standards for the design, manufacture, and testing of electronic systems and devices that are intended for use on railway vehicles, including trains, trams, and light rail vehicles.

The importance of EN 50155 lies in its role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and performance of electronic equipment used in the railway industry. Here are some key reasons why EN 50155 is important:

  1. Safety: Railway systems are critical infrastructure, and safety is paramount. EN 50155 helps ensure that electronic equipment on railway vehicles meets strict safety standards, reducing the risk of accidents, fires, and other safety hazards.
  2. Environmental conditions: Railway equipment operates in harsh environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference. EN50155 specifies the environmental and operational requirements that electronic equipment must meet to function reliably in these conditions.
  3. Reliability: Railway operations depend on the reliability of electronic systems, as failures can lead to disruptions and delays, which in turn can compromise passenger safety. EN 50155 sets reliability standards to minimize the likelihood of equipment failures.
  4. Interoperability: Systems deployed in a railway environment often involve multiple devices and components from different manufacturers. EN 50155 helps ensure interoperability between various electronic devices and systems used in railway applications, enabling seamless communication and integration.
  5. Compliance with regulations: Compliance with EN 50155 is often a legal requirement in European countries for electronic equipment used in railway applications. Meeting this standard is necessary for manufacturers to obtain certification and authorization to sell their products for use in railway systems.
  6. Cost savings: By adhering to EN 50155, manufacturers can reduce the risk of equipment failures, maintenance costs, and downtime, ultimately leading to cost savings for railway operators.

In summary, EN 50155 plays a crucial role in promoting the safety, reliability, and efficiency of railway systems in Europe and other regions that adopt its standards. It helps ensure that electronic equipment used in rolling stock meets stringent criteria for performance and durability in the challenging railway environment.

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