EN 15624:2008

Railway applications - Braking - Empty-loaded changeover devices

Publication date:   Aug 21, 2009

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Oct 6, 2010


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general



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This European Standard is applicable to empty-loaded changeover devices designed to automatically sense when the load of a railway vehicle reaches a defined value (changeover mass), which represents the point at which the vehicle is classed as “loaded” and thereby requires the brake force to be adjusted accordingly to achieve the required brake performance. This European Standard also covers manually operated empty-loaded changeover devices and the associated changeover plates.
This European Standard specifies the requirements for the design, dimensions, manufacture and testing of empty-loaded changeover devices.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast)

Life cycle


EN 15624:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Oct 6, 2010