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naSRPS EN 16286-1:2021

Railway applications - Gangway systems between vehicles - Part 1: Main applications

General information

45.99     Dec 21, 2023

50.20    Mar 14, 2024



European Norm




This document specifies the technical and safety requirements applicable to gangway systems used in heavy rail and urban rail vehicles that are designed to allow passengers or staff to move between adjacent vehicles.
It also specifies:
- the requirements for the safety for passengers and/or staff in the gangway while the train is running,
- the assessment methods as well as pass/fail criteria for gangways installed on vehicles.
NOTE Some requirements in this document may not be applicable for gangways designed for use by staff only.
This document is not intended to specify requirements for articulation systems which can be an integral part of gangway systems.
This document is not applicable for rubber tube gangways and interconnecting gangways for coaches travelling at speeds of up to 200 km/h on high-speed lines with tunnel sections. Information about these types of gangway systems are given in Annex A and Annex B.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

Life cycle


SRPS EN 16286-1:2013


naSRPS EN 16286-1:2021
45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC
Dec 21, 2023

Related project

Adopted from FprEN 16286-1