BS EN 15566:2016 Railway applications. Railway rolling stock. Draw gear and screw coupling

BS EN 15566:2016

Railway applications. Railway rolling stock. Draw gear and screw coupling

Status : Current, Under review   Published : October 2016



What is this standard about?

This standard specifies the requirements for the draw gear and screw coupling for the end of rolling stock such as freight wagons, locomotives and passenger vehicles.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Rail operators 
  • Rail technical specifiers
  • Rail engineers and designers 
  • Rail procurement industry
  • Rail maintenance
  • Health and safety executives

Why should you use this standard? 

BS EN 15566 gives guidance for three categories of classification for the functionality, construction, interfaces and testing (a pass/fail criteria) for draw gear and screw coupling. 

NOTE: Coupling systems between permanent coupled vehicle units are not in the scope of this standard. 

What’s changed since the last update?

  • The revised standard brings guidance up to date with recent developments in draw gear and screw coupling
  • The new standard harmonizes with the latest European recommendations 

Standard NumberBS EN 15566:2016
TitleRailway applications. Railway rolling stock. Draw gear and screw coupling
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 October 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 9606-1, EN 10308, ISO 188, ISO 37, ISO 48, ISO 813, EN 10247:2017, ISO 4967, ISO 4968:1979, ISO 377, ISO 7619-1, ISO 643, EN 10021, ISO 815-2, EN ISO 377, ISO 6506-1, ISO 9606-1, ISO 6892-1, EN 10228-1, EN 10025, EN ISO 643, EN 10228-2, ISO 6892-2, EN 10168, EN ISO 6506-1, EN ISO 148, EN ISO 6892-2, ISO 9606-1/Corrigendum 1, EN ISO 6892-1, ISO 815-1, EN 10083, EN 10079, EN 10243, EN 10204
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 15085-2:2020, EN 15085-3, BS EN 15085-2:2020, EN 15085-4, EN 15085-5, UIC 520, EN 15020, UIC 826, UIC 827-1, ISO 286-1, EN 15085-1, prEN 16839, UIC 827-2, EN 15839, EN ISO 286-1, ERRI Report B 51/RP 27:1995, UIC 825, 2008/57/EC
ReplacesBS EN 15566:2009+A1:2010
International RelationshipsEN 15566:2016
Draft Superseded By13/30241415 DC
DescriptorsPerformance testing, Dimensions, Railway couplings, Inspection, Towing hooks, Railway equipment, Towing attachments, Impact strength, Railway vehicles, Railway vehicle components, Tow-bars, Tensile strength, Performance Railway Applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Matériel roulant ferroviaire. Organes de traction et tendeur d'attelage
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Schienenfahrzeuge. Zugeinrichtung und Schraubenkupplung
ISBN978 0 580 74356 6
File Size3.828 MB

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