BS EN 12299:2009 - Railway applications. Ride comfort for passengers. Measurement and evaluation – BSI British Standards

BS EN 12299:2009

Railway applications. Ride comfort for passengers. Measurement and evaluation

Status : Current, Under review   Published : May 2009



BS EN 12299:2009 Railway applications. Ride comfort for passengers. Measurement and evaluation

BS EN 12299 specifies methods for quantifying the effects of vehicle body motions on ride comfort for passengers and vehicle assessment with respect to ride comfort. The effect considered is: Discomfort, associated with relatively low levels of acceleration and roll velocity.

Other effects, not included in the standard, are associated with higher acceleration levels:
Health risk effect: physical damage and psychological deterioration.

BS EN 12299 applies to passengers travelling in railway vehicles on railway lines, including main, secondary and suburban lines. This standard could be used as a guide for other railway vehicles, for example locomotives, metros, trams, etc.

BS EN 12299 applies to passengers in good health. It applies to measurements of motions and to simulated motions.

Contents of BS EN 12299:

  • Foreword
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Symbols, units and abbreviations
  • General description
  • Mean Comfort and Continuous Comfort
  • Comfort on Curve Transitions
  • Comfort on Discrete Events
  • Guide for the interpretation of the results (Informative)
  • Reference system
  • Measurement techniques
  • Weighting curves
  • Presentation of test report
  • Guideline for the application of direct tests
  • Workflow for numerical integration
  • Determining quantities
  • Bibliography

Standard NumberBS EN 12299:2009
TitleRailway applications. Ride comfort for passengers. Measurement and evaluation
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 May 2009
Confirm Date27 July 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 8041, ISO 2631-1, EN ISO 5353, ISO 5353:1995, EN 14363, ISO 5348, ISO 8041:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)BRR TR DOS 01 017 5/86, ISO 8002, ERRI, B153, RP13, ERRI, B153, RP12, UIC 513:1994, ERRI, B153, DT219, ERRI
ReplacesDD ENV 12299:1999
International RelationshipsEN 12299:2009
Draft Superseded By06/30153018 DC
DescriptorsPerformance, Railway coaches, Acceleration, Railway equipment, Vibration measurement, Velocity, Physiological effects (human body), Passengers, Railways, Passenger transport, Vibration effects (human body), Railway vehicles Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Confort de marche des voyageurs. Mesurage et évalutation
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Fahrkomfort für Fahrgäste. Messung und Auswertung
ISBN978 0 580 57312 5
File Size2.764 MB

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