This part of EN 13674 specifies switch and crossing rails that carry railway wheels. These are used in conjunction with Vignole railway rails.
This part of this standard is not applicable for the check rails that do not carry railway wheels.
Eight pearlitic steel grades are specified covering a hardness range of 200 HBW to 390 HBW and include non heat treated non-alloy steels, non heat treated alloy steels, heat treated non-alloy steels and heat treated low alloy steels.
There are 30 rail profiles specified in this standard, but they may not all be available in all steel grades.
Rails specified in EN 13674-1:2003 may also be used as switch and crossing rails and if so used they shall comply with the requirements of EN 13674-1:2003.
Legislation related to this standard
Interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system
Procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jul 7, 2010