Railway applications - External visible and audible warning devices - Part 3: Visible warning devices for urban rail

This European Standard defines the functional and technical requirements for exterior visible 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 European Standard also defines the requirements for testing and conformity assessment.
NOTE   The requirements for exterior visible warning devices for mainline rail are found in prEN 15153-1.

Bahnanwendungen - Äußere optische und akustische Warneinrichtungen - Teil 3: Optische Warneinrichtungen für städtische Schienenbahnen

Diese Europäische Norm legt die funktionellen und technischen Anforderungen an externe optische Warneinrichtungen für städtische Schienenbahnen im Sinne der Definition im CEN-CENELEC Guide 26 fest, d. h. für Untergrundbahnen, Straßenbahnen, sonstige Stadt- und Regionalbahnsysteme und örtliche Bahnsysteme.
Diese Europäische Norm legt auch die Anforderungen für die Prüfung und Konformitätsbewertung fest.
ANMERKUNG      Die Anforderungen an externe optische Warneinrichtungen für Eisenbahnfahrzeuge finden sich in prEN 15153-1.

Applications ferroviaires - Dispositifs externes d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques - Partie 3 : Dispositifs d'avertissement optiques pour le rail urbain

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences fonctionnelles et techniques applicables aux dispositifs externes d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques pour les véhicules du rail urbain, tels qu’ils sont définis dans le CEN-CENELEC Guide 26, par exemple le métro, les tramways, le métro léger, et les réseaux ferroviaires locaux.
NOTE   Les exigences pour dispositifs externes d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques pour les grandes lignes sont dans le prEN 15153-1.

Železniške naprave - Zunanje vidne in zvočne opozorilne naprave - 3. del: Vidne opozorilne naprave za mestno železnico

Ta evropski standard določa funkcionalne in tehnične zahteve za zunanje vidne in zvočne opozorilne naprave 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. Ta evropski standard opredeljuje tudi zahteve za preskušanje in oceno skladnosti.
OPOMBA: Zahteve za zunanje vidne opozorilne naprave za glavne proge so navedene v standardu prEN 15153-1.

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SIST EN 15153-3:2020
01-marec-2020
Železniške naprave - Zunanje vidne in zvočne opozorilne naprave - 3. del: Vidne
opozorilne naprave za mestno železnico

Railway applications - External visible and audible warning devices - Part 3: Visible

warning devices for urban rail
Bahnanwendungen - Äußere optische und akustische Warneinrichtungen - Teil 3:
Optische Warneinrichtungen für städtische Schienenbahnen

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

Partie 3 : Dispositifs d'avertissement optiques pour le rail urbain
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15153-3:2020
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 15153-3:2020 en,fr,de

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

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EN 15153-3
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 3: Visible warning devices for urban
rail

Applications ferroviaires - Dispositifs externes Bahnanwendungen - Äußere optische und akustische

d'avertissement optiques et acoustiques - Partie 3 : Warneinrichtungen - Teil 3: Optische

Dispositifs d'avertissement optiques pour le rail urbain 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.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
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 15153-3:2020 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 ......................................................................................................................... 8

5 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

5.2 Metro systems ............................................................................................................................................... 11

5.3 Tram systems................................................................................................................................................. 15

5.4 Light rail systems ......................................................................................................................................... 17

5.5 Local rail systems ......................................................................................................................................... 18

6 Test requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 20

6.1 Test requirements with reference to EN 15153-1............................................................................ 20

6.2 Test requirements with reference to UN ECE Regulations ............................................................ 20

Annex A (normative) Information and requirements to be agreed and documented ..................... 21

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 22

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European foreword

This document (EN 15153-3:2020) 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 (this document);
— Part 4: Audible warning devices for urban rail.

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 visible 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 visible 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 visible warning devices for heavy rail vehicles are found in EN 15153–1.

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 15153-1:2020, Railway applications — External visible and audible warning devices – Part 1: Head,

marker and tail lamps 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)
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Note 1 to entry: Adapted from CEN-CENELEC Guide 26.
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 light-rail infrastructure and a heavy-rail infrastructure

[SOURCE: DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/797, Article 2, §18, modified – "tram-train means a", at the start of the

definition, deleted.]
3.7
vehicle
the complete assembly of one or more cars
3.8
tramcar
one car of a tram
3.9
head lamp

device fitted to the front of the vehicle that emits white light, intended to provide visual warning of an

approaching vehicle, and/or to illuminate the area immediately in front of the vehicle

[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.2, modified – "train" replaced by "vehicle", "line and lineside", at the end

of the definition, replaced by "area immediately in front of the vehicle".]
3.10
daytime running lamp

lamp facing in a forward direction used to make the vehicle more easily visible when driving during

daytime
[SOURCE: UN ECE Regulation 87]
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3.11
direction indicator

lamp used to indicate to other road users that the driver intends to change direction to the right or to

the left
3.12
stop lamp

signal to indicate to other road users to the rear of the vehicle that its driver is applying the brake

Note 1 to entry: Stop lamps are not required to be lit when the vehicle is not in service, for example when

parked.
3.13
hazard warning signal

simultaneous operation of all of a vehicle's direction indicator lamps to show that the vehicle

temporarily constitutes a special danger to other road users
3.14
retro-reflector

device used to indicate the presence of a vehicle by the reflection of light emanating from a light source

not connected to the vehicle, the observer being situated near the source
3.15
front fog lamp

lamp used to improve the illumination of the area ahead of the vehicle in case of fog or any similar

condition of reduced visibility
3.16
rear fog lamp
lamp used to make the vehicle more easily visible from the rear in dense fog
3.17
side marker lamp
lamp used to indicate the presence of the vehicle when viewed from the side
3.18
outline marker lamp

lamp fitted near to the extreme outer edge and as close as possible to the top of the vehicle and

intended to indicate clearly the vehicle's overall width

Note 1 to entry: This lamp is intended, for certain vehicles, to draw particular attention to the bulk of the

vehicle.
3.19
marker lamp

device fitted to the front of the vehicle that emits white light, intended to indicate the presence of a

vehicle, to provide visual warning of an approaching vehicle and/or to illuminate retro-reflective

lineside signs

[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.3, modified – "train" replaced by "vehicle" (three times), Note 1 to entry

deleted.]
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3.20
tail lamp

device fitted to the rear of the vehicle that emits red light, intended to indicate the presence of the rail

vehicle

[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.4, modified – "train" replaced by "vehicle", "train" replaced by "rail

vehicle", "and to indicate the end of the complete train formation"deleted, Note 1 to entry deleted.]

3.21
reversing lamp

lamp fitted to the rear of the vehicle, intended to provide visual warning of a reversing vehicle, and/or

to illuminate the area immediately to the rear of the vehicle
[SOURCE: UN ECE Regulation 23]
3.22
light source
system for generating light in a lamp
[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.6]
3.23
optical axis of lamp

axis defined by the manufacturer against which the luminous intensity requirements are assessed

[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.8]
3.24
lit area

active optical area of a lamp projected into a plane perpendicular to the optical axis

[SOURCE: EN 15153–1:2020, 3.10, modified – "onto" replaced by "into".]
3.25
geometric centre
location defined as the ‘centre of gravity’ for the lit area of the lamp
Note 1 to entry: For irregular shaped lamps, this may be outside the lit area.
3.26
contractor
organization responsible for
— the design, manufacture or supply of the visible warning devices; and
— the purchase, installation or use of the visible warning devices
4 Symbols and abbreviations

For the purposes of this document, the following symbols and abbreviations apply.

cd·m Candela per square metre, the SI unit of luminance
LED Light Emitting Diode
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5 Requirements
5.1 General

The technical requirements for visible warning devices on metro vehicles, trams, light rail, and local rail

vehicles are set out in 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 (respectively). The testing requirements are set out in

Clause 6.
The application requirements are set out in Table 1.
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Table 1 — Application requirements for visible warning devices on urban rail vehicles

Visible warning device Local rail
Tram
vehicle
(including
(including
Metro Light rail tram/trains
tram/trains
vehicle vehicle operating
operating
Device type Number
on heavy
on city /
rail infra-
street level)
structure)
Head lamps 2 M M M
Marker lamps 2 - - M
Daytime
b b b
2 -
M M M
running lamps
Direction
f f f
N -
M M M
indicators
Tail lamps 2 M M M M
Stop lamps 2 - M M M
Hazard warning
N - M M M
lamps
Rear-mounted
N - M M M
retro-reflectors
Reversing
c c c
1 or 2 -
M M M
lamp(s)
Front fog
2 - O O O
lamp(s)
Upper marker
1 O O O M
lamp
Outline marker
N - O O O
lamps
Minimum
Side marker
- O O O
lamps
Rear fog
e e
1 or 2 - O
O O
lamp(s)
Minimum
Side retro-
- M M O
reflectors
Key
M = mandatory
N = depends on the vehicle configuration
O = optional
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Visible warning device Local rail
Tram
vehicle
(including
(including
Metro Light rail tram/trains
tram/trains
vehicle vehicle operating
operating
Device type Number
on heavy
on city /
rail infra-
street level)
structure)
As a minimum, the specified number of one device type shall be fitted.
This may be the lit dipped head lamps according to 5.3.2.2.
In the case of bi-directional vehicles, this may be the head lamps.
Per each side of the vehicle.
by agreement between contractors, these may be mandatory
by agreement between contractors, these may be optional
5.2 Metro systems
5.2.1 Provision of visible warning devices on metro systems

As a minimum, vehicles operating on metro systems shall be fitted with the following exterior visible

warning devices at each end of the vehicle:

a) two white lamps, which may be head lamps or lower marker lamps, or a combination;

b) two red tail lamps.

Additionally, and only by agreement between the contractors, one upper marker lamp may be installed.

The upper marker lamp may be the lit destination indicator. If a destination indicator is not provided,

the upper marker lamp shall follow the requirements set out in 5.2.2.2.3.

Only by agreement between the contractors, additional tail lamp(s) and marker lamp(s) with special

warning or signalling functions may be installed, provided that they comply with the prescribed optical

requirements and that they do not adversely affect the parameters given in this document.

Combined lamps (i.e. lamps capable of different functions) are permissible provided that the

requirements for individual lamp functions are achieved.

Additional lights may be provided for decorative lighting, to reflect the current design of metro vehicles.

In this case, the luminance of each additional light shall be not greater than 30 000 cd·m .

NOTE This is close to the maximum permissible luminance limit for dimmed lower marker lamps as defined

in EN 15153–1:2020, 5.4.2 and 5.4.4.
5.2.2 Requirements for visible warning devices on metro systems
5.2.2.1 Positioning of lamps
5.2.2.1.1 General

The positioning of head, marker and tail lamps shall be as set out in 5.2.2.1.2, 5.2.2.1.3 and 5.2.2.1.4

respectively.
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5.2.2.1.2 Positioning of head lamps

The two head lamps shall both be located at the same height, with their geometric centres above the

floor level of the driver’s cab or the passenger compartment, whichever is the lower.

NOTE The intention is to leave this requirement open for different vehicle designs.

The arrangement of the two head lamps shall be such that the distance between their geometric centres

is not less than 50 % of the width of the vehicle and they shall be arranged symmetrically about the

centre line of the vehicle.
5.2.2.1.3 Positioning of marker lamps

The two lower marker lamps shall be located at the same height, with their geometric centres above the

floor level of the driver’s cab or the passenger compartment, whichever is the lower.

NOTE The intention is to leave this requirement open for different vehicle designs.

The arrangement of the two marker lamps shall be such that the distance between their geometric

centres is not less than 50 % of the width of the vehicle and they shall be arranged symmetrically about

the centre line of the vehicle.

Where fitted, the upper marker lamp shall be located centrally and above the lower marker or head

lamps. The vertical separation between the geometric centre of the upper marker lamp and the lower

marker or head lamps shall be equal to or greater than 600 mm.
5.2.2.1.4 Positioning of tail lamps

The two tail lamps shall be located at the same height, with their geometric centres above the floor level

of the driver’s cab or the passenger compartment, whichever is the lower.

NOTE The intention is to leave this requirement open for different vehicle designs.

The arrangement of the two tail lamps shall be such that the distance between their geometric centres

is not less than 50 % of the width of the vehicle and they shall be arranged symmetrically about the

centre line of the vehicle.
5.2.2.2 Lamp requirements
5.2.2.2.1 General

On a given vehicle, each head / marker / tail lamp type shall be of the same design.

NOTE Mixing of individual lamp types is not permissible, for example it is permissible to use two head lamps

based on EN 15153-1 or two head lamps based on the applicable UN/ECE Regulation. However, it is not

permissible to use one head lamp based on EN 15153-1 and the other based on the applicable UN/ECE Regulation.

5.2.2.2.2 Head lamps
5.2.2.2.2.1 General

Where provided, head lamps should comply with UN/ECE Regulation 113, or the requirements of

5.2.2.2.2.2 to 5.2.2.2.2.5 of this document. By agreement between contractors, asymmetric beam head

lamps designed to UN/ECE Regulation 112 may be used.
5.2.2.2.2.2 Dimensions of head lamps

The dimensions of head lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.3.2, with the following

modifications:
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— the rectangle with the smallest possible area encasing the lit area shall have a length ratio of the

long side to the short side of not more than 10:1. If the lit area is divided into several parts, the

rectangle shall encase all parts;

NOTE 1 Contrary to heavy rail vehicles, trams, light or local rail vehicles, metro vehicles operate

segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic which makes perceptibility less important.

— the lit area may be divided into several parts; these parts do not need to be connected. Within the

overall lit area, all circular areas with a diameter of 75 mm shall include all or part of an individual

lit area;
NOTE 2 This is derived from UN/ECE Regulation 48, Clause 2.16.1 (d).

— the lit area shall have a minimum dimension of 40 mm. If the lit area is divided into several parts,

this shall apply to each part individually.

NOTE 3 This requirement can be demonstrated by analysis or testing with a circle with a diameter of

40 mm which fits within all parts of the lit area.

NOTE 4 These modifications permit state-of-the-art designs, in line with road traffic vehicles.

5.2.2.2.2.3 Colour of head lamps

The colour of light emitted by head lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.3.3.

5.2.2.2.2.4 Luminous intensity of head lamps

The luminous intensity of the light emitted by head lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.3.4,

dimmed head lamp.

NOTE The alternative or additional use of a full-beam head lamp is subject to agreement between

contractors.

If the lit area of the head lamp is divided into several parts, the luminous intensity requirement shall

apply to their combined luminous output.
5.2.2.2.2.5 Alignment of head lamps
The alignment of head lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.3.5.
5.2.2.2.3 Marker lamps
5.2.2.2.3.1 General

Where provided, marker lamps should comply with UN/ECE Regulation 87, or the requirements of

5.2.2.2.2.2 to 5.2.2.2.2.5 of this document.
5.2.2.2.3.2 Dimensions of marker lamps

The dimensions of marker lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.4.2, with the following

modifications:

— the rectangle with the smallest possible area encasing the lit area shall have a length ratio of the

long side to the short side of not more than 10:1. If the lit area is divided into several parts, the

rectangle shall encase all parts;

NOTE 1 Contrary to heavy rail vehicles, trams, light or local rail vehicles, metro vehicles operate

segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic which makes perceptibility less important.

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— the lit area may be divided into several parts; these parts do not need to be connected. Within the

overall lit area, all circular areas with a diameter of 75 mm shall include all or part of an individual

lit area;
NOTE 2 This is derived from UN/ECE Regulation 48, Clause 2.16.1 (d).

— the lit area shall have a minimum dimension of 15 mm. If the lit area is divided into several parts,

this shall apply to each part individually.

NOTE 3 This requirement can be demonstrated by analysis or testing with a circle with a diameter of

15mm which fits within all parts of the lit area.

NOTE 4 These modifications permit state-of-the-art designs, in line with road traffic vehicles.

5.2.2.2.3.3 Colour of marker lamps

The colour of light emitted by marker lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.4.3.1.

5.2.2.2.3.4 Luminous intensity of marker lamps

The luminous intensity of the light emitted by marker lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020,

5.4.4, full lower marker lamp. If required, the upper marker lamp shall comply with EN 15153-1:2020,

5.4.4, full upper marker lamp.

If the lit area of the marker lamp is divided into several parts, the luminous intensity requirement shall

apply to their combined luminous output.
5.2.2.2.3.5 Alignment of marker lamps
The alignment of marker lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.4.5.
5.2.2.2.4 Tail lamps
5.2.2.2.4.1 General

Tail lamps should comply with UN/ECE Regulation 7, or the requirements of 5.2.2.2.4.2 to 5.2.2.2.4.5 of

this document.
5.2.2.2.4.2 Dimensions of tail lamps

The dimensions of tail lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.5.2, with the following

modifications:

— the rectangle with the smallest possible area encasing the lit area shall have a length ratio of the

long side to the short side of not more than 10:1. If the lit area is divided into several parts, the

rectangle shall encase all parts;

NOTE 1 Contrary to heavy rail vehicles, trams, light or local rail vehicles, metro vehicles operate

segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic which makes perceptibility less important.

— the lit area may be divided into several parts; these parts do not need to be connected. Within the

overall lit area, all circular areas with a diameter of 75 mm shall include all or part of an individual

lit area.
NOTE 2 This is derived from UN/ECE Regulation 48, Clause 2.16.1 (d).

— the lit area shall have a minimum dimension of 15 mm. If the lit area is divided into several parts,

this shall apply to each part individually.
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NOTE 3 This requirement can be demonstrated by analysis or testing with a circle with a diameter of

15 mm which fits within all parts of the lit area.

NOTE 4 These modifications permit state-of-the-art designs, in line with road traffic vehicles.

5.2.2.2.4.3 Colour of tail lamps

The colour of light emitted by tail lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.5.3.

5.2.2.2.4.4 Luminous intensity of tail lamps

The luminous intensity of the light emitted by tail lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.5.4.

If the lit area of the tail lamp is divided into several parts, the luminous intensity requirement shall

apply to their combined luminous output.
5.2.2.2.4.5 Alignment of tail lamps
The alignment of marker lamps shall be as defined in EN 15153-1:2020, 5.5.5.
5.3 Tram systems
5.3.1 Provision of visible warning devices for tram systems

As a minimum, tramcars shall be fitted with the following exterior warning devices:

1) head lamps;
2) daytime running lamps;

NOTE 1 By agreement between contractors, the lit dipped beam head lamps may fulfil the requirements of the

daytime running lamps, noting that a reduction in visibility performance may occur.

3) direction indicators;

NOTE 2 By agreement between contractors, the use of direction indicators may be optional.

4) tail lamps;
5) stop lamps;
6) hazard warning lamps;
7) rear-mounted retro-reflectors;
8) reversing lamps (for bi-directional vehicles, these may be the head lamps);
9) side retro-reflectors.

Additionally, tramcars may be fitted with the following exterior warning devices:

10) front fog lamps;
11) upper marker lamp;
12) outline marker lamps;
13)
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