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.
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
Mar 4, 2009