EN 15179:2007

Railway applications - Braking - Requirements for the brake system of coaches EN 15179:2007

Publication date:   Nov 30, 2007

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90.93 Standard confirmed   Jun 5, 2023


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.060.20   Trailing stock



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This standard defines basic requirements for the braking of passenger coaches in trains hauled by
locomotives as described in EN 14198, using UIC air brakes (RIC traffic) operating on routes of the European
railways and their infrastructure systems.
This standard covers:
.all new vehicle designs of the passenger coach type of construction (day coaches, restaurant cars,
sleeper coaches, driving trailers, baggage cars, etc.);
.all new constructions of existing vehicle types;
.other vehicles (e.g. motorail vehicles) that may also be included in passenger trains;
.all major overhauls of the above-mentioned vehicles if they involve redesigning or extensive alteration to
the brake system of the vehicle concerned.
The vehicles meet the following technical criteria:
.inclusion in trains in accordance with EN 14198 in regular railway operation is possible (coupling
.the maximum speed is between 100 km/h and 200 km/h;
.the lower vehicle limitations of UIC 505-1 (WIs 00256150/151/152) are adhered to.

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EN 15179:2007
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jun 5, 2023