EN 12663:2000

Railway applications - Structural requirements of railway vehicle bodies

Publication date:   Dec 22, 2003

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Mar 24, 2010


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general



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This European Standard defines minimum structural requirements for railway vehicle bodies. This European Standard specifies the loads vehicle bodies shall be capable of sustaining, identifies how material data shall be used and presents the principles to be used for design verification by analysis and testing. The railway vehicles are divided into categories which are defined only with respect to the structural requirements of the vehicle bodies. These structural requirements should not be confused with operating requirements. It is the responsibility of the operator to decide as to which structural category railway vehicles shall be designed. Some vehicles may not fit into
any of the defined categories; the structural requirements for such railway vehicles should be specified by the operator using the principles presented in this European Standard. The standard applies to all railway vehicles within the EU and EFTA territories. The specified requirements assume operating conditions and circumstances such as are prevalent in these countries.

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EN 12663:2000
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 24, 2010


EN 12663-2:2010