EN 17343:2023

Railway applications - General terms and definitions

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 4, 2023


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

01.040.45   Railway engineering (Vocabularies) | 45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general


This document provides terms and definitions for rail networks and rail vehicles guided by track and wheels, both made of steel and/or other materials.
This includes heavy rail and urban rail systems.
This document is applicable as a reference for future European Standards and the revision of existing standards and represents a set of general technical terms and definitions.
This document does not apply to specific applications such as:
- track construction and maintenance machines not travelling on rails;
- road-rail machines when not travelling on rails;
- magnetic levitation transport networks and vehicles;
- guided busways and guided busses;
- non-public rail networks and vehicles, e.g. mine rail systems;
- rail networks and vehicles exclusively for leisure, historical and tourist purposes, e.g. mountain-, field-, park-, cable rail systems, funiculars and theme park rides;
- trolley busses.
Not in the scope are terms and definitions related to:
- control command and signalling,
- operation,
- geographical aspects.

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EN 17343:2020


EN 17343:2023
60.60 Standard published
Oct 4, 2023