54E1 / UIC 54 rail


The 54E1 (UIC54) rail model manufactured according to the  the European standard EN 13674-1. It is used for railroad construction. This is a type T section rail (flat botom rails) with a 54,77kg mass per meter. For a standard track is used the 54E1/UIC54 rail for medium and heavy load traffic.

The origin of the standard for the manufacture of this type of track comes from the International Union of Railways, founded in 1922, with the objective of promoting the global rail traffic and confront the transportation challenges and promote the  sustainable development.

The UIC plays an important role in the pieces standardization for the railways construction, and the UIC54 (54E1) is the best example of this.


Type of RailStandardDimensions mmSection SMass m
European standard EN 13674-1
54E1 (UIC54)EN 13674 - 1159,00140,0070,0049,4016,0068,7754,77

Mechanical properties::

StandardSteel gradesMechanical properties
Rm MPamin A5 %HB
EN 13674 - 1 (2006)R200min
14200 - 240
10260 - 300
R260 MNmin
10260 - 300
R350 HTmin
9350 - 390

 UIC 54 profile rails:

Perfil del rail tipo UIC 54 - 54E1

 Download the UIC54/54E1 rail profile 

Manufacturing and distribution of 54E1(UIC54) 

ArcelorMittal manufactures the 54E1 - UIC54 rail in their factories in the United States and Europe and distributes it anywhere in the world. Please Check for more information and conditions.

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