EN 16116-1:2013

Railway applications - Design requirements for steps, handrails and associated access for staff - Part 1: Passenger vehicles, luggage vans and locomotives

Publication date:   Jan 21, 2014

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jul 27, 2022


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.20   Trailing stock



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This European Standard specifies the minimum ergonomic and structural integrity requirements for steps and handrails used by railway staff to access passenger vehicles, luggage vans, locomotives and power units of rolling stock. It also applies to passenger-rated car carriers.
This European Standard defines the required space necessary for handling of screw couplings with side buffers, shunter handrails and shunter’s stand. For staff access, it defines footsteps, handrails and their dimensions and free spaces. To fulfil the requirements for loads which are applied by the staff, it defines dimensions and requirements for materials or design loads.
It also defines the general requirements of steps and handrail for access to external equipment, for example windscreens, wipers or external lights.
This European Standard does not cover on track machines (mobile railway infrastructure construction and maintenance equipment) and tram-trains.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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 16116-1:2013
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jul 27, 2022


EN 16116-1:2022