EN 13260:2003/prA1

Railway applications - Wheelsets and bogies - Wheelsets - Products requirements EN 13260:2003/prA1

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm


There is no technical justification for leaving shrink fitted wheels 48 hours before they are mechanically resistance tested. This test checks whether the wheel is securely fitted to the axle. If it is carried out too soon the wheel moves and then has to be removed and re-fitted. Since 1990 UK industry has assembled over 100,000 wheelsets using this method. Mechanical resistance requirements have been met when conducting the tests after the wheel and axle temperatures have equalised over assembly. This applies to both new build wheelsets and those overhauled at maintenance. Similar experiences have been reported from European couterparts.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors


Interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system


Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system

Life cycle


EN 13260:2003


EN 13260:2003/prA1
30.98 Project deleted
Dec 23, 2003