Railway applications - External visible and audible warning devices - Part 4: Audible warning devices for urban rail

This document defines the functional and technical requirements for exterior audible warning devices for urban rail vehicles as defined in the CEN-CENELEC Guide 26, i.e. metro systems, trams, light rail, and local rail systems.
This document also defines the requirements for testing and conformity assessment.
NOTE    The requirements for exterior audible warning devices for heavy rail vehicles are found in EN 15153 2:2020.

Bahnanwendungen - Äußere optische und akustische Warneinrichtungen - Teil 4: Signalhörner für städtische Schienenbahnen

Dieses Dokument legt die funktionalen und technischen Anforderungen an äußere akustische Warn-einrichtungen für städtische Schienenfahrzeuge nach Definition in CEN-CENELEC Guide 26 fest, d. h. Unter-grundbahnen, Straßenbahnen, Stadtbahnen und lokale Schienensysteme.
Dieses Dokument enthält auch Anforderungen für Prüfungen und die Konformitätsbewertung.
ANMERKUNG   Die Anforderungen für äußere akustische Warneinrichtungen für Vollbahnen enthält EN 15153 2:2020.

Applications ferroviaires - Dispositifs externes d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques - Partie 4 : Dispositifs d'avertissement sonores pour le rail urbain

Le présent document spécifie les exigences fonctionnelles et techniques pour les avertisseurs sonores extérieurs pour les véhicules du rail urbain tels qu’ils sont définis dans le CEN-CENELEC Guide 26, c’est-à-dire les métros, les tramways, les systèmes ferroviaires légers, et les réseaux ferroviaires locaux.
Le présent document définit également les exigences des essais et d’évaluation de conformité.
NOTE Les exigences pour les avertisseurs sonores extérieurs pour le matériel roulant lourd sont données dans l’EN 15153-2:2020.

Železniške naprave - Zunanje vidne in zvočne opozorilne naprave - 4. del: Zvočne opozorilne naprave za mestno železnico

Ta evropski standard določa zvočne zahteve in preskusne zahteve za zvočne signale, zvonce (enojni in ponavljajoči zvok) ter piščalke za mestna železniška vozila, kot so opredeljene v vodilu 26 CEN-CENELEC, t.j. pri sistemih podzemnih železnic, tramvajih, lahkih železnicah in sistemih lokalne železnice. Vključuje tudi zahteve za »tramvaje/vlake«.
OPOMBA: Zahteve za zunanje zvočne opozorilne naprave za glavne proge so navedene v standardu prEN 15153-2.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 15153-4:2020
01-marec-2020
Železniške naprave - Zunanje vidne in zvočne opozorilne naprave - 4. del: Zvočne
opozorilne naprave za mestno železnico

Railway applications - External visible and audible warning devices - Part 4: Audible

warning devices for urban rail
Bahnanwendungen - Optische und akustische Warneinrichtungen am Schienenfahrzeug
- Teil 4: Akustische Warneinrichtungen für städtische Schienenbahnen

Applications ferroviaires - Dispositifs externes d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques -

Partie 4 : Avertisseurs sonores pour le rail urbain
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15153-4:2020
ICS:
45.060.10 Vlečna vozila Tractive stock
45.140 Oprema za podzemne vlake, Metro, tram and light rail
tramvaje in lahka tirna vozila equipment
SIST EN 15153-4:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 15153-4
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
January 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 45.060.10; 45.140
English Version
Railway applications - External visible and audible
warning devices - Part 4: Audible warning devices for
urban rail

Applications ferroviaires - Dispositifs externes Bahnanwendungen - Optische und akustische

d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques - Partie 4 : Warneinrichtungen am Schienenfahrzeug - Teil 4:

Avertisseurs sonores pour le rail urbain Akustische Warneinrichtungen für städtische

Schienenbahnen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 6 October 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
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CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2020 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15153-4:2020 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Symbols and abbreviations ......................................................................................................................... 7

5 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

5.2 Devices for long-range audible warning ................................................................................................. 9

5.3 Devices for medium-range audible warning ......................................................................................... 9

5.4 Devices for alerting / drawing attention at short range ................................................................ 10

6 Test requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 11

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 11

6.2 Test conditions .............................................................................................................................................. 11

6.3 Test report ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 12

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European foreword

This document (EN 15153-4:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 256 “Railway

applications”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by July 2020, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by July 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This series of documents Railway applications — External visible and audible warning devices consists

of the following parts:
— Part 1: Head, marker and tail lamps for heavy rail;
— Part 2: Warning horns for heavy rail;
— Part 3: Visible warning devices for urban rail;
— Part 4: Audible warning devices for urban rail (this document).

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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Introduction

This document sets out the requirements for external audible warning devices for urban rail vehicles as

defined in the CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
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1 Scope

This document defines the functional and technical requirements for exterior audible warning devices

for urban rail vehicles as defined in the CEN-CENELEC Guide 26, i.e. metro systems, trams, light rail, and

local rail systems.

This document also defines the requirements for testing and conformity assessment.

NOTE The requirements for exterior audible warning devices for heavy rail vehicles are found in

EN 15153-2:2020.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 15153-2:2020, Railway applications - External visible and audible warning devices for trains - Part 2:

Warning horns for heavy rail
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. ISO and IEC maintain

terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
Urban Guided Transport (UGT) systems

system covering metro, tram and light rail, and defined as public transport systems permanently guided

at least by one rail, intended for the operation of local, urban and suburban passenger services with

self-propelled vehicles and operated either segregated or not from general road and pedestrian traffic

Note 1 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
3.2
metro system

UGT system operated on its own right of way and segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic;

consequently designed for operations in tunnels, viaducts or on surface level but with physical

separation in such a way that inadvertent access is not possible

Note 1 to entry: In different parts of the world, Metro systems are also known as the underground, the subway

or the tube. Rail systems with specific construction issues operating on a segregated guideway (e.g. monorail, rack

railways) are also treated as Metros as long as they are designated as part of the urban public transport network.

Note 2 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
3.3
tram

UGT system not segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic, which shares its right of way with

general road and/or pedestrian traffic and is therefore embedded in its relevant national road traffic

legislation (highway codes and specific adaptations)
Note 1 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
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3.4
light rail

UGT system operated on parts of the system not segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic,

and on parts of the system with segregated right-of-way. The segregation may include some sections of

line where inadvertent access is not possible
Note 1 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
3.5
local rail system

system connecting city centres with their suburban hinterland or regional local centres, operated on

rights of way which are basically segregated from general road and/or pedestrian traffic and/or which

can be declared by law as independent from the public environment even if they are not segregated by

location, form of construction or appropriate measures

Note 1 to entry: Local rail systems, by national decision complying with Article 1.3 (a) or (b) of Directive

2008/57/EC, may be excluded from the European Community Rail System.

Note 2 to entry: For historical reasons local rail systems may be strongly influenced by conventional railway

parameters and their operations procedures.
Note 3 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
3.6
tram/train

vehicle designed for combined use on both a tram or light rail infrastructure and a heavy rail

infrastructure
Note 1 to entry: Adapted from DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/797.
3.7
vehicle
complete assembly of one or more cars
3.8
vehicle front
leading edge of the vehicle in its operational condition

Note 1 to entry: This would be the extreme front edge of any of the following - couplers, buffers, structures and

vehicle profile.
3.9
warning horn
warning device, generating an extended single lower frequency sound

Note 1 to entry: A warning horn may also be referred to as a ‘klaxon’, ‘makrophon’, or ‘typhon’ (similar to that

used in cars).

Note 2 to entry: The adjustment of a set of appropriate sound pressure levels enables the warning horn to be

used for different ranges including short-range, medium-range and long-range.
3.10
warning bell

medium-range warning device, generating a single impulse sound or series of recurring impulse sounds

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