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CEN TC 256/SC 1 Brief from plenary meeting Brussels , 23.03.2012. EFRTC General Meeting Prague, 22 nd June 2012. Imrich KORPANEC, EFRTC Secretary General. TC 256/SC 1 Railway Infrastructure. Secretariat report TC 256 Working Groups Published standards

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Cen tc 256 sc 1 brief from plenary meeting brussels 23 03 2012

CEN TC 256/SC 1Brief from plenary meetingBrussels, 23.03.2012

EFRTC General Meeting

Prague, 22nd June 2012

ImrichKORPANEC, EFRTC Secretary General


Tc 256 sc 1 railway infrastructure

TC 256/SC 1 Railway Infrastructure

  • Secretariat report

  • TC 256 Working Groups

  • Published standards

    • Directly to be applied to contractors either by clients and/or national authorities and/or as harmonized standards through European legal framework

    • Other standards relevant to contractors

  • WG 5 – Track construction and renewal machines

  • Resolutions - Issues from the meeting relevant contractors

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Secretariat report content

Secretariat report - content

  • Management overview (part I)

    • 73 working items

    • 21 new standards

    • 14 standards in the revision

  • Administration & Structure of The SC 1 (part II)

    • Secretariat, members, liaisons & structure

    • Titles of WGs, scope, convenor, secretary

  • Meetings and personnel (part III & IV)

  • Full list of published standards (part V)

  • Rest – current programme of work

  • Full text available at EFRTC website

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Cen tc 256 sc1 working groups

CEN TC 256/SC1 Working Groups

  • WG 4 “Rails”

  • WG 5 “Track construction and maintenance machines”

  • WG 15 “Track alignment design parameters”

  • WG 16 “Sleepers and bearers”

  • WG 17 “Fastening systems”

  • WG 18 “Switches and crossings”

  • WG 21 “Acceptance of trackwork after renewal and/or maintenance work”

  • WG 28 “Track geometry quality”

  • WG 34 “Qualification of trackworks contractors”

  • WG 39 "Safety protection on the track during work"

  • WG 40 "Noise barriers"

  • WG 46 "Ballastless track“

  • SG 11 “Track gauge”

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Published standards

Published standards

  • 42 of total 79 standards are relevant to contractors

  • 13 of 42 standards shall be applied by contractors

    (if required by client in contract or national authorities), dealing with

    • track machines (WG 5),

    • welding (WG 4),

    • safety (WG 39),

    • qualification of contractors (WG 34) and

    • partly trackwork acceptance (WG 21)

  • In general, standards are in voluntary domain but those declared by EC as “harmonized” consist parts which are mandatory under the European legislation

  • A Harmonised Standard provides a presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of Directives

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Items relevant to contractors 1

Items relevant to contractors (1)

  • WG 4 “Rails”

    • Aluminothermic welding of rails – Part 1: Approval of welding processes” to activate the new work item

    • Flash butt welding of rails – Part 1: New R220, R260, R260Mn and R350HT grade rails in a fixed plant” has not yet started

    • Flash butt welding of rails – Part 3: Welding in association with crossing construction” has been submitted to formal vote

    • Restoration and repair of manganese crossings – work shall be completed by the end 2012

  • WG 5 “Railbound construction and maintenance machines – Part 1 Technical requirements for running”

    • EFRTC is actively participating in the revision of the standard in line with OTM Task Force remit (next separate slide on WG 5)

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Wg 5 revision of en 14 033 part 1

WG 5 – revision of EN 14 033 – part 1

  • Ambitious programme and schedule for revising the standard to achieve its full harmonisation under the TSI Directives - submitted by the new WG 5 Chairman Mr Mick James and approved by CEN

  • 5 to 6 meetings in 2012 in order to complete the work within the schedule set up for the revision of TSI Loc & Pas (merge of HS with conventional TSI) – end 2012

  • Significant progress made during first 3 meetings in 2012 with consensus of all parties concerned – IMs, manufacturers and contractors

  • Work performed in close cooperation with OTM TF – WG 5 Chairman participate at OTM TF meetings

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Items relevant to contractors 2

Items relevant to contractors (2)

  • WG 21 “Acceptance of trackwork after renewal and/or maintenance work”

    • Part 1: Works on ballasted track – Plain line, switches and crossings closed on 2011-09-21

    • EN 13231-3:2012 Part 3: Acceptance of reprofiling rails in track published in January 2012

    • Part 4: Acceptance of reprofiling rails in switches and crossings completed and submitted to vote

    • Part 5: Applications of rail reprofiling in plain line, switches, crossings and expansion devices" work is progressing as scheduled

  • WG 34 “Qualification of trackwork contractors”

    • Shall be submitted to the systematic review procedure during 2012 so the future of the standard is to be decided by the CEN members

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Items relevant to contractors 3

Items relevant to contractors (3)

  • WG 28 “Track geometry quality”

    • EN 13 848-4:2011- Part 4: Measuring systems – Manual and lightweight devices published in 12/2011

    • Revision of Part 5: Geometric quality levels – Plain line“ has just started

    • Decision to activate work on the new standard “Track - Survey on track geometric quality“

  • WG 39 “Safety protection on the track during work”

    • Progress will be reported by Chairman of EFRTC Safety Committee under the next item of the agenda

Technology and Logistics Committee, General Meeting, Prague, 22.06.2012


Thank you for your kind attention

Thank you for your kind attention !

EFRTC Technology and Logistics Committee

Prague, 22nd June 2012


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