EN 15877-1:2012

Railway applications - Marking on railway vehicles - Part 1: Freight wagons

Publication date:   Aug 15, 2012

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 5, 2018


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.20   Trailing stock



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This part of the standard identifies the information required to be marked on freight wagons, or parts of freight wagons, relating to their technical and operational characteristics. It defines the characteristics of these markings, the requirements pertaining to their presentation, their shape and position on a vehicle and their meaning. Some markings are accompanied with a note(s) where appropriate.
Tank barrel manufacturers’ design criteria, test and product specification plates have not been considered in this European Standard as they are specified in EN 12561-1:2011, Railway applications - Tank wagons - Part 1: Identification plates for tank wagons for the carriage of dangerous goods.
Dangerous Goods markings have not been considered in this European Standard where fully specified in RID (dimensions, colour, location and form). Where markings are not fully specified in RID they are included in this standard.

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


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 15877-1:2012
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 5, 2018


EN 15877-1:2012/prA1