CEN/TS 15427-1-2:2023

Railway applications - Wheel/rail friction management - Part 1-2: Equipment and application - Top of rail CEN/TS 15427-1-2:2023

Publication date:   Feb 19, 2024

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 11, 2023


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

Technical Specification

21.260   Lubrication systems | 45.080   Rails and railway components | 45.120   Equipment for railway/cableway construction and maintenance



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This document is limited to specifying the requirements when applying material to the active interface between the wheel tread and the crown of the rail and includes trainborne and track side equipment.
This document only covers the equipment and application of material to the active interface.
This document specifies:
- the characteristics of top of rail equipment for wheel-rail interface, together with applicable inspection and test methods to be carried out for verification;
- all relevant terminology which is specific to the application of top of rail materials at the wheel-rail interface.
This document applies to the mainline railway.
NOTE This document can also be used for other railways, e.g. urban rail.

Life cycle


CEN/TS 15427-1-2:2021


CEN/TS 15427-1-2:2023
60.60 Standard published
Oct 11, 2023