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dnaSRPS EN 16116-2:2022

Railway applications - Design requirements for steps, handrails and associated access for staff - Part 2: Freight wagons

General information

50.60     Apr 11, 2024



European Norm




This document is applicable to all types of heavy rail freight wagons.
This document specifies the minimum requirements for ergonomic and structural integrity of steps and handrails used together to give staff access. It does not cover ladders, top platforms and top gangways.
It specifies in particular the required free spaces necessary for handrails below buffer, for shunter’s stand, for steps and handrails.
This document also specifies their dimensions, positions, limits for durability and functionality.
It also specifies the general requirements for the access to tail lights.

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 16116-2:2021


dnaSRPS EN 16116-2:2022
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