EN 13262:2004/prA1

Railway applications - Wheelsets and bogies - Wheels - Product requirement

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.040   Materials and components for railway engineering | 45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general


This European Standard specifies the characteristics of railway wheels for use on European networks.

Four steel grades, ER6, ER7, ER8 and ER9 are defined in this standard.

Some characteristics are defined according to a category 1 or a category 2. Category 1 is generally chosen when the train speed is higher than 200 km/h.

These categories can be sometimes subdivided, depending upon the characteristics.

This standard is applicable to solid forged and rolled wheels which are made from vacuum degassed steel and have a chilled rim. They are to have already been used in commercial conditions on a European network in a significant quantity, or to have satisfied a technical approval procedure according to prEN 13979-1 for their design.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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 13262:2004


EN 13262:2004/prA1
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
Aug 22, 2008