EN 16207:2014/prA1

Railway applications - Braking - Functional and performance criteria of Magnetic Track Brake systems for use in railway rolling stock

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general


This European Standard specifies the functionality, position, constraints and control of a magnetic track brake system (MTB system) installed in bogies for use in emergency braking and in low adhesion conditions on Mainline Trains up to speeds of 280 km/h. It covers high suspension types of MTB only and not high/low and low suspension type of MTB.
This document also contains test methods and acceptance criteria for an MTB system. It identifies interfaces with electrical equipment, bogie, track and other brake systems.
On the basis of the existing international and national standards, additional requirements are defined for:
- conditions of application for the MTB system;
- retardation and brake forces;
- functional and design features;
- strength requirements;
- type, series and vehicle implementation tests.
For design and calculation a "reference surface" is established.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

Life cycle


EN 16207:2014


EN 16207:2014/prA1
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