EN 13260:2003

Railway applications - Wheelsets and bogies - Wheelsets - Products requirements

Publication date:   Jun 11, 2004

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Mar 4, 2009


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.040   Materials and components for railway engineering



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This European Standard specifies the characteristics of new wheelsets for use on European networks:
This standard is applicable to wheelsets comprising elements that conform to the following European Standards:
- prEN 13262 for wheels;
- prEN 13261 for axles;
- EN 12080 for axlebox rolling bearings.
This standard is not applicable to repaired wheelsets.
Some characteristics are given as a function of a category 1 or of a category 2. These categories can sometimes be divided according to the characteristics defined. Category 1 is generally chosen when the operating speed exceeds 200 km/h. The wheelset then comprises wheels and axle of category 1 as specified in prEN 13262 for the wheels and prEN 13261 for the axles.

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EN 13260:2003
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 4, 2009