This document specifies a laboratory test procedure for finding the effect of exposure to severe environmental conditions on the fastening system. This test procedure applies to a complete fastening assembly including embedded rail with mechanical fastenings. It is not applicable to embedded rail systems relying on adhesive components to secure the rail.

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This document specifies a test procedure to confirm that the force necessary to pull the anchorage of a rail fastening assembly out of the sleeper or other supporting element is greater than a prescribed value (i.e. it is a "proof load" test). This test is for components of the fastening system which are: a) cast into concrete during the manufacture of sleepers or other supporting elements; b) glued into the cast or drilled holes in concrete; or c) screwed or otherwise attached to wood, polymeri...view more

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This document specifies the laboratory test procedure to determine: a) the maximum longitudinal force that can be applied to a rail, secured to a sleeper, bearer or element of ballastless track by a rail fastening assembly, without non-elastic displacement of the rail occurring, or the longitudinal stiffness at a specified longitudinal displacement of a specimen of embedded rail with an adhesive fastening system, and for any type of fastening; b) the shear displacement and slip data required for...view more

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This European standard specifies 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 technical specification only covers the equipment and application of material to the active interface.
This document defines:
- the characteristics that systems of top of rail equipment for wheel-rail interface shall achieve, together with applicable inspection and test methods to be carried ou...
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This Technical Specification specifies the requirements of materials intended to be applied to the interface between the wheel tread and the rail crown (active interface). It can be applied either directly or indirectly to the wheel tread or rail.
It outlines the information required for most approval procedures, the method of testing and routine control/monitoring of the material.
This Technical Specification does not deal with adhesion materials, for example:
- sand
- adhesion enhancers

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This European Standard characterizes the quality of track geometry based on parameters defined in EN 13848 1 and specifies the different track geometry classes which should be considered.
This European Standard covers the following topics:
- description of track geometry quality;
- classification of track quality according to track geometry parameters;
- considerations on how this classification can be used;
- this European Standard applies to high-speed and conventional lines of 1 435 mm a...
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This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for track geometry measuring principles and systems in order to produce comparable results when measuring the same track. It applies to all measuring systems, attended or unattended, fitted on any vehicle, except track construction and maintenance machines. Only systems put into service after the standard comes into force are concerned.
This standard does not define the requirements for vehicle acceptance.
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This part of EN 13231 series defines the technical requirements and measurements for the acceptance of works for longitudinal and / or transverse reprofiling of railway rail heads in plain line, switches and crossings and expansion devices.
It applies to Vignole rails of 46 kg/m and above according to EN 13674 1.

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This document specifies various test methods to ensure the performance of polymeric composite and reinforced polymeric composite sleepers, bearers and transoms for use in tracks. It is applicable to the sleepers, bearers and transoms to be installed in tracks with or without a ballast.

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This document specifies the terms and definitions used in the ISO 22074 series of standards related to rail fastening systems. NOTE In this document, there are some entries where more than one term is listed in the header (e.g. sleeper, tie, cross tie in 3.2.3). In such cases, the first term is the preferred term, generally used in the ISO 22074 series of standards. The other terms are also in common use in the railway industry and are considered to be synonymous (admitted terms).

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This part of EN 13230 provides particular design guidance in the following areas:
-   derivation of characteristic loads and test loads;
-   calculation of characteristic and test bending moments.
The aim of this part of the standard is to give guidance for the preparation of all data to be given by the purchaser to the supplier in accordance with parts 1 to 5 of EN 13230. It applies to all gauges (standard, broad and narrow) as well as to all lengths of sleepers.
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This part of the EN 13230 series defines additional technical criteria and control procedures as well as specific tolerance limits related to manufacturing and testing prestressed bearers for switches and crossings with a maximum length of 8,5 m.
Bearers longer than 8,5 m are considered as special elements and will comply with FprEN 13230 5:2015.

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This document specifies switch and crossing rails that carry railway wheels as specified in ISO 5003. These are used in conjunction with flat bottom (vignole) railway rails. After switch and crossing rails are produced, in order to be ready for railway track use, secondary processing (forging, grinding and heat treatment etc.) is carried out. This document does not include secondary processing. Secondary processing is specified in other standards or through agreements between manufacturer and pu...view more

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This part of EN 13674 specifies switch and crossing rails that carry railway wheels. These are used in conjunction with Vignole railway rails. This part of this standard is not applicable for the check rails that do not carry railway wheels. Eight pearlitic steel grades are specified covering a hardness range of 200 HBW to 390 HBW and include non heat treated non-alloy steels, non heat treated alloy steels, heat treated non-alloy steels and heat treated low alloy steels. There are !34 rail profi...view more

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This European Standard specifies a direct method for characterizing the surface roughness of the rail and
wheel associated with rolling noise ("acoustic roughness"), in the form of a one-third octave band spectrum. This
standard describes a method for:
a) selecting measuring positions along a track or selecting wheels of a vehicle;
b) selecting lateral positions for measurements;
c) the data acquisition procedure;
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This European Standard specifies flat bottom Vignole railway rails from 27 kg/m to, but excluding 46 kg/m.
Seven pearlitic steel grades are specified covering a rail hardness range of 200 HBW to 410 HBW and include non-heat-treated non-alloy steels, non-heat-treated alloy steels, heat-treated non-alloy steels and heat treated alloy steels.
There are 15 rail profiles specified in this European Standard, but these may not be available in all steel grades.

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This European Standard gives definitions for the principal track geometry parameters and specifies minimum requirements for measurement, the analysis methods and the presentation of results. The aim is to allow the comparability of the output of different measuring systems.

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This European Standard specifies requirements for grooved rails and associated construction rail profiles for grooved rail facilities with a linear mass of 42 kg/m and upwards for use in tram transport systems.
NOTE   Grooved rails are also used for harbour and industrial tracks.
Six pearlitic steel grades are specified in a hardness range between 200 HBW and 390 HBW. The rails are either non-heat-treated or heat-treated and are made from non-alloyed (C-Mn) steel in both cases.
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This document specifies requirements for grooved rails and associated construction rail profiles for grooved rail facilities with a linear mass of 42 kg/m and upwards for use in tram transport systems.
NOTE   Grooved rails are also used for harbour and industrial tracks.
Five pearlitic steel grades are specified in a hardness range between 200 HBW and 390 HBW. The rails are either non-heat-treated or heat-treated and are made from non-alloyed (C-Mn) steel in both cases.
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This European Standard specifies requirements for the approval of a welding process in a fixed plant, together with the requirements for subsequent welding production.
It applies to new Vignole railway rails R220, R260, R260Mn and R350HT grade rails of 46 kg/m and above, as contained in EN 13674-1, welded by a flash butt welding process in a fixed plant and intended for use on railway infrastructure.
This European Standard applies to the welding of rails into welded strings.

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This Technical Report reviews current practice with regard to designing, constructing and maintaining the parts of bridges and tracks where railway rails are installed across discontinuities in supporting structures. Current Standards and Codes of Practice are examined and some particular case histories are reviewed. The Technical Report gives guidance with respect to current best practice and makes recommendations for future standards development and also identifies areas in which further resea...view more

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This European Standard specifies the procedure for inspection, planning and execution of rail reprofiling work including description of rail surface defects. It concerns work in both plain lines and switches and crossings generally done with machines according to the EN 14033 series and EN 15746 series.
It applies to vignole railway rails of 46 kg/m and above according to EN 13674-1.

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ISO/TS 14837-31:2017 gives guidelines to encourage reporting of field measurements of ground-borne noise and vibration in a metric that allows international comparison and future development of empirical models. It also sets out the basic minimum requirements and good practice when taking measurements for the evaluation of human exposure in residential buildings to ensure they are reliable. While national standards or requirements based upon project-specific purposes would normally take priority...view more

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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 and measured by any track geometry measurement system as defined in EN 13848-2, EN 13848-3 and EN 13848-4.
This standard covers the following topics:
-   immediate action limits;
-   recommendations on tolerance levels for isolated defects;
-   relative importance of parameters with respect to the vehicle behaviours;
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This part of prEN 16432 covers system and subsystem design and component configuration for ballastless track system.
The system and subsystem design requirements are assigned from the general requirements of prEN 16432 1:2014. Where applicable existing subsystem or component requirements from other standards are to be referenced.

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This European Standard defines the general requirements concerning the design of ballastless track systems.
It does not include any requirements for inspecting, maintaining, repairing and replacing ballastless track systems during operation.
This European Standard is applicable to all railway applications up to 250 kN axle load.
The requirements of this standard apply to:
-   plain line track, switches and crossings and rail expansion joints;
-   various substructures like embankments and cutti...
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This European Standard specifies Vignole railway rails of 46 kg/m and greater linear mass, for conventional and high speed railway track usage.
Nine pearlitic steel grades are specified covering a hardness range of 200 HBW to 440 HBW and include non heat treated non alloy steels, non heat treated alloy steels, and heat treated non alloy steels and heat treated alloy steels .
There are 23 rail profiles specified in this standard.
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The purpose of this European standard is to specify rules and limits for track alignment design parameters, including alignments within switches and crossings. Several of these limits are functions of speed. Alternatively, for a given track alignment, it specifies rules and limits that determine permissible speed.
This European Standard applies to track gauges 1435 mm and wider with speeds up to 360 km/h. Informative Annex A describes the conversion rules which should be applied for tracks with ...
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This European Standard defines the laboratory tests and requirements for approval of an
aluminothermic welding process using welds produced in workshop conditions.
It applies to the joining of new Vignole rails as described in EN 13674-1 of the same profile and steel
grade.
Compliance with the requirements of this standard does not of itself ensure the suitability of a welding
process for specific conditions of track and traffic.
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This standard defines the laboratory tests and requirements for approval of an aluminothermic welding process using welds produced in workshop conditions.
It applies to the joining of new, grooved rails as described in EN 14811 of the same profile and steel grade. Welding of construction profiles and machined profiles are not covered in this standard.
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This European Standard specifies restoration of cast austenitic manganese steel for fixed crossings and cradles for crossings with movable parts, designed to be flash butt welded or bolted to adjoining rails manufactured according to EN 15689. The standard also applies to flash welded leg ends of austenitic manganese steel crossings and the associated tri-metal zone.
This standard describes the approval systems for consumables and procedures used in manual metal arc and flux cored metal deposit...
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This European Standard is applicable to concrete sleepers or bearers with under sleeper pads physically bonded to concrete used in ballast track and defines the test procedures and their acceptance criteria.
This standard provides particular information in the following areas:
- test methods, test arrangements and acceptance criteria of under sleeper pads;
- test methods, test arrangements and acceptance criteria of concrete sleepers and bearers with under sleeper pads;
- data supplied by the p...
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This part of EN 13230 defines technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing twin block reinforced concrete sleepers.

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This part of EN 13230 defines additional technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing special elements.

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This part of EN 13230 defines technical criteria and control procedures which have to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.: precast concrete sleepers, bearers for switches and crossings, and special elements for railway tracks.
The main requirement of concrete sleepers and bearers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support. In use they are also exposed to frost damage an...
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This part of EN 13230 defines additional technical criteria and control procedures related to manufacturing and testing prestressed monoblock sleepers.

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ISO 5003:2016 specifies the terms and definitions, information to be supplied by the purchaser, tolerances for dimensions, length, technical requirements, inspection rules, identification, certification, and a quality assurance system for as-rolled and heat-treated steel rails for railways. ISO 5003:2016 specifies flat bottom (vignole) railway rails with linear mass of 43 kg/m and above, for conventional and high-speed railway track usage. There are 19 pearlitic steel grades specified, covering ...view more

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ISO/TS 14837-32:2015 provides guidance and defines methods for the measurement of dynamic properties of the ground through which ground-borne noise and vibration is transmitted, from the operation of rail systems and into foundations of neighbouring buildings. The purpose is to determine the parameters of the ground system which are necessary to reliably predict the noise and vibration transmission, to design railroads and foundations to meet noise and vibration requirements, to design counterme...view more

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for the approval of a process wherein a rail of one profile has part of its length forged to a different profile, together with the requirements for subsequent forging production and product acceptance.
This European Standard applies to new railway rails according to EN 13674 1, and to switch and crossing rails used in conjunction with railway rails 46 kg/m and above according to EN 13674 2, to be welded or fish plated to make up switch rails or...
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EN 16431 defines technical criteria and control procedures which are satisfied by hollow sleepers and bearers used in ballasted track with Vignole rails. The hollow sleepers and bearers designed for ballasted track can also be used in ballastless track. In this case, the requirements are defined by the customer.

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ISO 12856-1:2014 specifies the characteristics of plastic and reinforced plastic materials to be used in the manufacturing of railway sleepers. It is applicable to the sleepers and parts of sleepers to be installed in tracks with or without ballast. Examples of different types of plastic and reinforced sleepers are given in an annex.

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This European Standard specifies the minimum technical requirements and the tolerances for the acceptance of works on ballasted track situated on plain line and on switches and crossings and rail expansion devices, as part of the track, for 1 435 mm and wider track gauge railways, concerning construction of new track, track renewal and track maintenance. More particularly, this standard gives the requirements for the documentation of work parameters, for the tolerances for relative track geometr...view more

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This European Standard specifies the minimum technical requirements and the tolerances for the acceptance of works on ballasted track situated on plain line and on switches and crossings and rail expansion devices, as part of the track, for 1 435 mm and wider track gauge railways, concerning construction of new track, track renewal and track maintenance. More particularly, this standard gives the requirements for the documentation of work parameters, for the tolerances for relative track geometr...view more

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This part of the European Standard specifies the minimum requirements that shall be met by measuring systems fitted on track recording trolleys and manually operated devices to give an evaluation of track geometry quality when using one or more of the parameters described in EN 13848-1. It sets out the acceptable differences from EN 13848-1 when using track recording trolleys and manually operated devices to measure track geometry.
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This part of this European Standard covers the following subjects:
- geometric design principles for wheel guidance;
-  definition of basic limits of supply;
- applied forces and their adequate support;
- tolerance levels.
These are illustrated herein by application to a turnout. The main switch and crossing components are represented in turnouts and the principles used in turnouts apply equally to more complex layouts.

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The scope of this part is:
-   to describe the design process of switches and crossings, and the use of the other parts of this standard;
-   to define the main criteria to be taken into account during the design of the layout, including the safety and functional dimensions as well as geometrical and material aspects;
-   to define the main criteria to be verified during the design approval;
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This European Standard determines the interface between moveable parts and the actuation, locking and detection equipment, and defines the basic criteria of switches and crossing with moveable parts in respect of the interface.
It concerns:
-   rules parameters and tolerances for alternative positions of the moveable parts;
-   criteria and limits for the forces which move and restrain the moveable parts.

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The scope of this European Standard is:
-   establish a working definition for switches and their constituent parts and identify the main types;
-   specify the minimum requirements for the manufacture of the switches and/or constituent parts;
-   specify codes of practice for inspection and tolerances of both full and half sets of switches and their constituent parts;
-   establish the limits and scope of supply;
-   list the methods by which switches and their parts should be identified and traced;...
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This part of this European Standard specifies:
-   characterisation of wheel and track dimensions;
-   geometric design principles for wheel guidance;
-   design principles for wheel load transfer;
-   deciding whether movable crossings are needed.
These are illustrated by their application to turnout components:
-   switches;
-   crossings;
-   check rails.
but the principles apply equally to more complex layouts.

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This European Standard defines wood species, quality requirements, origin, manufacturing conditions, forms, dimensions and tolerances as well as the durability and preservation of wood sleepers and bearers for use in railway tracks. It does not cover specific finishing processes which may be required by the customer. It does not apply to other track timbers.

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