CEN - EN 15020
Railway applications - Rescue coupler - Performance requirements, specific interface geometry and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 November 2006|
|ICS Code (Railway rolling stock in general):||45.060.01|
This European Standard specifies the requirements for the rescue coupler for train sets compliant with the Technical Specification for Interoperability High Speed Rolling Stock. It defines the interfaces to which it has to match during rescue operations. It is suitable for locomotives fitted with UIC 520 pattern draw gear and buffers, i.e. moveable draw hook and draw gear capable of compressive loading.1)
Provisions going beyond the scope of this European Standard need to be agreed upon by the contracting parties involved.
1) UIC 520 will be replaced by a European Standard on draw gear and buffers which is in preparation (prEN 15551 for buffers and prEN 15566 for draw gears).