BS EN 15273-3:2013+A1:2016 - Railway applications. Gauges. Structure gauges

BS EN 15273-3:2013+A1:2016

Railway applications. Gauges. Structure gauges

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2013



This standard: - defines the various profiles needed to install, verify and maintain the various structures near the structure gauge; - lists the various phenomena to be taken into account to determine the structure gauge; - defines a methodology that may be used to calculate the various profiles from these phenomena; - lists the rules to determine the distance between the track centres; - lists the rules to be complied with when building the platforms; - lists the rules to determine the pantograph gauge; - lists the formulae needed to calculate the structure gauges in the catalogue. The defined gauge includes the space to be gauged and maintained to allow the running of rolling stock, and the rules for calculation and verification intended for sizing the rolling stock to run on one or several infrastructures without interference risk. This standard defines methodologies to demonstrate gauge compatibility between infrastructure and rolling stock. This standard defines the responsibilities of the following parties: a) for the infrastructure: 1) gauge clearance; 2) maintenance; 3) infrastructure monitoring. b) for the rolling stock: 1) compliance of the operating rolling stock with the gauge concerned; 2) maintenance of this compliance over time. The gauges included in these standards have been developed as part of their application on European railways. Other networks such as regional, local, urban and suburban networks may apply the gauge regulations defined in this standard. They may be required to make use of specific methodologies, particularly where: - specific rolling stock is used (for example: underground trains, trams, etc. operating on two rails); - use occurs in other ranges of radii; - others, etc. The catalogue included in this standard only includes a selection of gauges and is not exhaustive. Each network is free to define the gauges in accordance with their own needs.

Standard NumberBS EN 15273-3:2013+A1:2016
TitleRailway applications. Gauges. Structure gauges
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13803-1, EN 50367, EN 15273-1:2013+A1:2016, EN 15273-2:2013+A1:2016, EN 13232-3, EN 13232-9, EN 50119:2020, EN 13232-1, BS EN 50119:2020
Informative References(Provided for Information)UIC 505-1:2006, UIC 506:2008, UIC 505-4:1977, UIC 606-1:1989, EN 13803-2
ReplacesBS EN 15273-3:2009
International RelationshipsEN 15273-3:2013+A1:2016
Amended ByAmendment, March 2017
Draft Superseded By16/30330249 DC
DescriptorsDimensional measurement, Gauges, Railway fixed equipment, Dimensions, Railway equipment, Railway engineering, Profile, Railways, Structures, Mathematical calculations, Railway vehicles, Railway vehicle components, Railway track, Railway electric traction equipment Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Gabarits. Gabarit des obstacles
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Begrenzungslinien. Lichtraumprofile
ISBN978 0 580 91656 4
File Size5.07 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months