EN 13848-5:2008/FprA1

Railway applications - Track - Track geometry quality - Part 5: Geometric quality levels - Plain line EN 13848-5:2008/FprA1

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

93.100   Construction of railways


This European Standard defines the minimum requirements for the quality levels of track geometry, and specifies the safety related limits for each parameter as defined in EN 13848-1.
This standard covers the following topics:
- description of quality levels;
- relative importance of parameters;
- immediate action limit;
- considerations on other quality levels.
This European Standard applies to high-speed and conventional plain line of 1 435 mm and wider gauge railways provided that the vehicles operated on those lines comply with EN 14363 and other vehicle safety standards.
For lines covered by the high speed infrastructure TSI, the requirements stated in the HS INS TSI prevail. Any track geometry parameter not covered by the HS INS TSI needs to be compliant with this European Standard.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


Interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system


Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system


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)

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EN 13848-5:2008


EN 13848-5:2008/FprA1
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
Feb 19, 2010