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Railway applications - Line categories for managing the interface between load limits of vehicles and infrastructure; German version EN 15528:2021

Abstract

This European Standard is applicable to the lines with standard track gauge (1435°mm) and wider track gauges of the heavy rail system and the vehicles that are operated on these lines, except portable trolleys as defined by EN 13977 and maintenance vehicles (e.g. rail mounted plant, cranes) in their working or travelling modes (see EN 14033-2). This European Standard describes methods of classification of existing and new lines of the heavy rail system and the categorisation of rail vehicles. This European Standard gives guidance to a reliable and established management of the interface between rail vehicles and the heavy rail network and does not impose any requirements on either vehicles or infrastructure. The application of this European standard enables to ensure the static route compatibility between a rail vehicle and the heavy rail network with respect to the vertical load carrying capacity. It contains requirements relevant to: - classification of the vertical load carrying capacity of lines of the heavy rail network; - allocation of rail vehicles to line categories (categorisation); - determination of payload limits of freight wagons. Out of the scope of this European standard are - assessments of compatibility based on the parameter axle load alone; - compatibility checks for cases where an additional dynamic analysis is required (for example according to EN 1991-2:2003, 6.4.4); - requirements relating to the maximum total mass or maximum length of a train; - the system used in Great Britain, where all lines and vehicles are classified in accordance with the RA (Route Availability) System. A guide to the equivalent categories in accordance with this European Standard is given in Annex M; - the publication of line categories. The requirements of this European Standard do not replace any regulations related to running behaviour of vehicles described by the assessment quantities for running safety, track loading and ride characteristics (see EN 14363).

Begin

2020-03-16

WI

00256948

Planned document number

DIN EN 15528

Project number

08701376

Responsible national committee

NA 087-00-02-02 UA - Running dynamics 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 256/WG 10 - Vehicle/Track Interaction 

draft standard

Railway applications - Line categories for managing the interface between load limits of vehicles and infrastructure; German and English version prEN 15528:2020
2020-08
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previous edition(s)

Railway applications - Line categories for managing the interface between load limits of vehicles and infrastructure; German version EN 15528:2015
2016-01

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Contact

Zsolt Bencze

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34131 Kassel

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