EN 13232-5:2005

Railway applications - Track - Switches and crossings - Part 5: Switches

Publication date:   Aug 10, 2006

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Oct 19, 2011


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.080   Rails and railway components



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The scope of this European Standard is:
establish a working definition for switches and their constituent parts and identify the main types;
specify the minimum requirements for the manufacture of the switches and/or constituent parts;
specify codes of practice for inspection and tolerances of both full and half sets of switches and their constituent parts;
establish the limits and scope of supply;
list the methods by which switches and their parts should be identified and traced;
list the different and varying ways by which switches can be described using the following parameters:
geometry of the switches;
types of construction;
performance requirements;
design criteria;
tolerances and inspection.

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EN 13232-5:2005
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Oct 19, 2011