prEN 15954-1

Railway applications - Track - Trailers and associated equipment - Part 1: Technical requirements for running and working

General information

40.98 Project deleted   Oct 12, 2010


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.20   Trailing stock | 45.120   Equipment for railway/cableway construction and maintenance


This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimize the specific railway hazards of trailers and associated equipment, which can arise during the commissioning, the operation and the maintenance of trailers when carried out in accordance with the specification given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative. This European Standards applies to trailers that are not intended to operate signalling and control systems. Other similar machines are dealt with in other European Standards,
see Annex G.
Note Machines not intended for operating signalling and control systems are only permitted to run under special conditions and within areas specifically designated by the infrastructure manager.
Part 1 of this European Standard deals with requirements for approval of the trailer by an authorized body, part 2 deals with requirements for the trailer to be declared conformant by the manufacturer, except in the case of trailers classified in Annex 4 of the Machinery Directive which require conformity check in conjunction with a notified body.
Additional requirements can apply for running on infrastructures with narrow gauge or broad gauge lines, lines of tramways, railways utilizing other than adhesion between the rail and rail wheels, and underground infrastructures.
This European Standard is also applicable for trailers and associated equipment that in working configuration are partly supported on the ballast or the formation.
Where two or more trailers are used together to transport loads in a fixed formation, e.g. where a metal container is fixed to two small trailers, the whole system shall be treated as a trailer and comply with the requirements of this European Standard.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


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


prEN 15954-1
40.98 Project deleted
Oct 12, 2010