The raiway rail standard of EN 13674-1 introduction

EN 13674-1 is the European standard for railway rails. It specifies the requirements for the geometrical and dimensional properties, as well as the mechanical properties of flat bottom rails used in railway tracks. The standard covers various grades of rails and includes requirements for tolerances, straightness, surface quality, and other characteristics. Additionally, it provides guidance on testing methods and acceptance criteria for rail products.
EN 13674-1 includes several types of flat-bottomed rails used in railway tracks, including:
– Vignoles rails (also known as flat bottom rails)
– Grooved rails (with a continuous groove on the underside)
– Rails for switches and crossings (with specific geometries for use at turnouts and crossings)
– Crane rails (used in industrial applications)
The standard covers different rail grades, such as R200, R220, R260, R260Mn, R320Cr, and R350HT, each with its own mechanical properties and requirements.
EN 13674-1 specifies the requirements for the chemical composition and mechanical properties of steel rails used in railway tracks. The chemical composition of the rail steel should meet the specified limits for carbon, manganese, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, and other elements. The mechanical properties of the rail steel are specified in terms of its yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, and impact toughness.
The EN 13674-1 standard for railway rails is used in European countries and other regions where European rail standards are adopted. The standard covers the requirements for flat bottomed rails, grooved rails, rails for switches and crossings, and crane rails used in railway tracks.
Railway operators, contractors, and manufacturers in Europe and other regions that follow European standards use EN 13674-1 to ensure that the rails they produce or use meet the required geometrical, dimensional, and mechanical properties. This standard is important for ensuring the safety and reliability of railway tracks, as well as for facilitating the interoperability of railways across different countries and regions.
EN 13674-1 is a European standard for railway rails, and it is used in many European countries. Some of the countries that use this standard include:
– France
– Germany
– Italy
– Spain
– United Kingdom
– Belgium
– Netherlands
– Sweden
– Norway
– Switzerland
Other countries outside of Europe may also use this standard if they adopt European rail standards or have railway systems that are compatible with European railways.

Welcome to ask us the international standard flat bottom rails as below:




Rail for Railway 43 kg/m rail, 50 kg/m rail,

60 kg/m rail, 75kg/m rail, 60N rail, 75N rail

TB/T2344-2012, TB/T3276-2011
P50 rail/R50 rail, P65 rail/R65 rail, RP60E1 GOST-R51685, GOST R51054-2014
S49 rail, UIC54 rail, UIC60 rail UIC860
JIS50N rail, JIS60 rail JIS E1101
AS50 rail, AS60 rail, AS68 rail AS1085, BHP RT STD
90RA rail, 100RE rail, 115RE rail, 132RE rail, 136RE rail AREMA
TR45 rail, TR50 rail, TR57 rail, TR68 rail ASTM A759
BS75A rail, BS90A rail, BS100A rail BS11 STANDARD
45E1, 49E1 rail, 50E2 rail, 54E1 rail,

60E1 rail, 60E2 rail

EN 13674-1, EN13674-4
Switch Rail 50AT1 rail, 60AT1 rail,

60AT2 rail, 60TY1 rail

Crane Rail A45, A55, A65, A75, A100, A120, A150 DIN536
QU70 rail/KP70 rail, QU80 rail/KP80 rail, QU100 rail/KP100 rail,

QU120 rail/KP100 rail, CR175 rail

ASTM A759-2000
Grooved Rail 59R2 rail, 60R2 rail EN 14811:2006

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