This International Standard specifies general criteria to demonstrate by testing that newly
constructed complete railway vehicles conform with standards or other normative documents.
This standard, as a whole or in part, applies to all railway vehicles except special purpose
vehicles such as track-laying machines, ballast cleaners and personnel carriers. The extent of
application of the standard for particular vehicles will be specifically mentioned in the
NOTE 1 The parts of the standard which are applicable will depend on the type of vehicle (e.g. passenger, freight,
powered trailer, etc.).
NOTE 2: The scope of this standard excludes railbound and road/rail vehicles for construction and maintenance
of railway infrastructure.
NOTE 3 This standard does not deal with tests carried out on components or equipment before fitting to the
Insofar as this standard is applicable it may be used for the following:
– generator sets mounted on a vehicle provided for auxiliary purposes;
– the electrical transmission used on trolley buses or similar vehicles;
– control and auxiliary equipment of vehicles with non-electrical propulsion systems;
– vehicles guided, supported or electrically propelled by systems which do not use the
adhesion between wheel and rail.