EN 15595:2009

Railway applications - Braking - Wheel slide protection

Publication date:   Aug 21, 2009

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   May 11, 2011


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general



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This European Standard specifies the minimum criteria for system acceptance/type approval of a new wheel slide protection system and implementation of accepted WSP to specific vehicle applications and route requirements. This includes the design, testing and quality assessment of the WSP system and its components.
This European Standard is applicable to wheel slide protection systems for pneumatic braking systems without taking the type of vehicles and track-gauge into consideration. The general principles of this standard can also apply as a reference for other types of braking systems and other kinds of railway vehicles. The system is designed to control the sliding of wheels of railway vehicles during braking under degraded adhesion conditions to prevent wheel damage and to minimize the extension of the stopping distance under degraded adhesion conditions by optimizing the available adhesion between wheel and rail.
This European Standard does not apply to the following categories of vehicles:
1) tramways;
2) light railways;
3) metros on steel wheels;
4) metros on rubber tyred wheels.

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 15595:2009
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 11, 2011