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Definition:revised, taking into account past and current performance, the performance experience of other Access Parties and any future circumstances reasonably anticipated. Actions may be planned to be taken individually, jointly or jointly with other third parties. Joint Meetings The individual JPP may provide for JPRs to be held either in whole or in part between Network Rail and two or more other Access Parties where those Access Parties are all reasonably likely to be materially affected by the matters to be addressed. Documentation of the Process and Amendments The individual JPP between Network Rail and each Access Party shall be agreed by them by the latest of (a) three months after the Network Code is amended to include this Condition, (b) in relation to any Train Operator who gives notice under the processes outlined in the Network Code, one month after the giving of such notice and (c) one month after the date of the relevant Access Agreement between Network Rail and that Access Party, and shall be documented in writing signed by Network Rail and that Access Party. Once agreed, either party may at any time propose amendments to the process which are consistent with the requirements of this Condition and the parties shall then apply their reasonable endeavours to agree whether and if so what amendments should be made. Notice to the Office of Rail Regulation and the appropriate franchising authority If the individual JPP is not agreed by the time specified in the Network Code or if any proposed amendment to the process is not resolved within three months of its first being raised in writing, either Network Rail or the relevant Access Party may give notice to the Office of Rail Regulation and (where a relevant Access Party is a franchised passenger rail operator) the appropriate franchising authority. Source:
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Definition:and efficient traffic management. Source:
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Definition:where appropriate, the duration and conditions of validity of the certificate; - where appropriate, reference to the European specifications; - identification of the signatory empowered to enter into commitments on behalf of the manufacturer or of the manufacturer's authorised representative established within the Community. Source:
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Definition:or bodies involved in the procedure followed in respect of conformity or suitability for use and date of examination certificate together with, where appropriate, the duration and conditions of validity of the certificate; - where appropriate, reference to the European specifications; - identification of the signatory empowered to enter into commitments on behalf of the manufacturer or of the manufacturer's authorised representative established within the Community. Source:
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Definition:- name and address of notified body (bodies) involved in the procedure followed in respect of conformity or suitability for use and date of examination certificate together, where appropriate, with the duration and conditions of validity of the certificate; - where appropriate, reference to the European specification; - identification of signatory having received powers to engage the manufacturer or his authorized representative established within the Community. Source:
by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:examination certificate together, where appropriate, with the duration and conditions of validity of the certificate; - where appropriate, reference to the European specification; - identification of signatory having received powers to engage the manufacturer or his authorized representative established within the Community. Source:
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Definition:schemes for staff other than permanent staff, etc.); - expenditure relating to service accomodation provided for staff employed in the infrastructure department, less any rents charged; - expenditure relating to service buildings of the repair and maintenance department (in particular shelters, tool depots) in so far as this has not been taken into account directly under other headings in the forms of accounts. Source:
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Definition:which it is a party), in each case to the extent that Network Rail is aware or has been informed of such contracts; (d) maintaining and improving the levels of service reliability; (e) maintaining, renewing and carrying out other necessary work on or in relation to the Network; (f) maintaining and improving connections between railway passenger services; (g) avoiding material deterioration of the service patterns of operators of trains (namely the train departure and arrival frequencies, stopping patterns, intervals between departures and journey times) which those operators possess at the time of the application of these criteria; (h) ensuring that, where the demand of passengers to travel between two points is evenly spread over a given period, the overall pattern of rail services should be similarly spread over that period; (i) ensuring that where practicable appropriate provision is made for reservation of capacity to meet the needs of Bidders whose businesses require short term flexibility where there is a reasonable likelihood that this capacity will be utilised during the currency of the timetable in question; (j) enabling operators of trains to utilise their railway assets efficiently and avoiding having to increase the numbers of railway assets which the operators require to maintain their service patterns; (k) facilitating new commercial opportunities, including promoting competition in final markets and ensuring reasonable access to the Network by new operators of trains; (l) avoiding wherever practicable frequent timetable changes, in particular for railway passenger services; (m) encouraging the efficient use of capacity by considering a Bidder?s previous level of utilisation of Train Slots; (n) avoiding, unless absolutely necessary, changes to provisional International Paths following issue of the applicable Rules of the Plan; and (o) taking into account the commercial Source:
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Definition:interests of Network Rail and existing and potential operators of trains in a manner compatible with the foregoing. In its consideration of paragraph (d) of this Condition D6, Network Rail shall not be entitled to determine that its Restrictions of Use of any part of the Network shall be as contemplated by any relevant maintenance contract by reason only of the terms and conditions of that contract. In this paragraph, "relevant maintenance contract" is a contract which Network Rail shall have entered into, or shall intend to enter into, with any person for the maintenance, renewal or the carrying out of any other work on or in relation to the Network. Source:
by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To manage airbrake operation of moving rail traffic from a cab that is not in the lead vehicle of a train
absolute block by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute block Definition:A section of track in a fixed block system which a train may only enter when it is not occupied by other vehicles. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
absolute block Definition:A section of track in a fixed block system which a train may only enter when it is not occupied by other vehicles. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute block Definition:A section of track in a fixed block system which a train may only enter when it is not occupied by other vehicles. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
absolute block system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute block system Definition:A fixed block system in which a train may enter a block section only after the last train ahead has completely cleared the block section and is protected by a stop signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute block system Definition:A fixed block system in which a train may enter a block section only after the last train ahead has completely cleared the block section and is protected by a stop signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute block system Definition:A fixed block system in which a train may enter a block section only after the last train ahead has completely cleared the block section and is protected by a stop signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute permissive block (APB) - USA by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute permissive block (APB) - USA Definition:An automatic block system on single lines on US railroads which is completely controlled by track circuits providing protection against opposing and following movements without opposite locking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute permissive block (APB) - USA by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An automatic block system on single lines on US railroads which is completely controlled by track circuits providing protection against opposing and following movements without opposite locking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute permissive block (APB) - USA Definition:An automatic block system on single lines on US railroads which is completely controlled by track circuits providing protection against opposing and following movements without opposite locking. by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute permissive block (APB) - USA Definition:An automatic block system on single lines on US railroads which is completely controlled by track circuits providing protection against opposing and following movements without opposite locking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute signal Definition:A signal that must not be passed in stop position without a special permission from the operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
absolute signal Definition:A signal that must not be passed in stop position without a special permission from the operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
absolute signal Definition:A signal that must not be passed in stop position without a special permission from the operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
acceptance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
acceptance Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acceptance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acceptance Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
acceptance Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acceptance of conformity assessment results by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
acceptance of conformity assessment results Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acceptance of conformity assessment results by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acceptance of conformity assessment results Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
acceptance of conformity assessment results Definition:Use of a conformity assessment result provided by another person or body. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
access by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
access by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
access Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
access agreement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access agreement Definition:Any particular access contract, whether or not entered into pursuant to any directions of the Office of Rail Regulation under the Act, incorporating the Network Code. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access agreement Definition:Any particular access contract, whether or not entered into pursuant to any directions of the Office of Rail Regulation under the Act, incorporating the Network Code. Source:Network Rail - Network Code by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access agreement Definition:Any particular access contract, whether or not entered into pursuant to any directions of the Office of Rail Regulation under the Act, incorporating the Network Code. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access and transit rights by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access and transit rights Definition:Rights of access to railway infrastructure and rights of transit through a Member State using the railway infrastructure. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005
access and transit rights by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rights of access to railway infrastructure and rights of transit through a Member State using the railway infrastructure. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005
access and transit rights Definition:Rights of access to railway infrastructure and rights of transit through a Member State using the railway infrastructure. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access and transit rights Definition:Rights of access to railway infrastructure and rights of transit through a Member State using the railway infrastructure. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005
access charge supplements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access charge supplements Definition:There are supplementary charges (known as Schedule 4 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the total expected efficient cost to Network Rail of paying compensation for possessions (or Restrictions of Use of the railway). The cost is determined at a network- wide level, and is disaggregated to franchised passenger railway undertakings in the same proportion as the Fixed Track Charge. There are also supplementary charges (known as Schedule 8 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the costs of indemnifying railway undertakings for costs incurred for breach of the Passengers Charter. This is primarily relevant to franchised passenger railway undertakings, not all of whom have elected to receive the indemnity and so pay the supplementary charge. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
access charge supplements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:There are supplementary charges (known as Schedule 4 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the total expected efficient cost to Network Rail of paying compensation for possessions (or Restrictions of Use of the railway). The cost is determined at a network- wide level, and is disaggregated to franchised passenger railway undertakings in the same proportion as the Fixed Track Charge. There are also supplementary charges (known as Schedule 8 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the costs of indemnifying railway undertakings for costs incurred for breach of the Passengers Charter. This is primarily relevant to franchised passenger railway undertakings, not all of whom have elected to receive the indemnity and so pay the supplementary charge. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
access charge supplements Definition:There are supplementary charges (known as Schedule 4 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the total expected efficient cost to Network Rail of paying compensation for possessions (or Restrictions of Use of by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access charge supplements Definition:There are supplementary charges (known as Schedule 4 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the total expected efficient cost to Network Rail of paying compensation for possessions (or Restrictions of Use of the railway). The cost is determined at a network- wide level, and is disaggregated to franchised passenger railway undertakings in the same proportion as the Fixed Track Charge. There are also supplementary charges (known as Schedule 8 supplements) covering ORR?s estimate of the costs of indemnifying railway undertakings for costs incurred for breach of the Passengers Charter. This is primarily relevant to franchised passenger railway undertakings, not all of whom have elected to receive the indemnity and so pay the supplementary charge. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
access dispute resolution rules by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access dispute resolution rules Definition:Rules appended to the Network Code, which govern the handling of rail disputes arising from matters covered by the code. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
access dispute resolution rules by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access dispute resolution rules Definition:The set of rules regulating the resolution of disputes between Access Parties, entitled 'Access Dispute Resolution Rules'. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access dispute resolution rules by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rules appended to the Network Code, which govern the handling of rail disputes arising from matters covered by the code. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
access dispute resolution rules by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The set of rules regulating the resolution of disputes between Access Parties, entitled 'Access Dispute Resolution Rules'. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access option holder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access option holder Definition:Any person who may exercise an access option (as defined in section 17(6) of the Act) in respect of a railway facility: (a) which is not a station or a light maintenance depot; and (b) in respect of which the facility owner is Network Rail. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access option holder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person who may exercise an access option (as defined in section 17(6) of the Act) in respect of a railway facility: (a) which is not a station or a light maintenance depot; and (b) in respect of which the facility owner is Network Rail. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access option holder Definition:Any person who may exercise an access option (as defined in section 17(6) of the Act) in respect of a railway facility: (a) which is not a station or a light maintenance depot; and (b) in respect of which the by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access option holder Definition:Any person who may exercise an access option (as defined in section 17(6) of the Act) in respect of a railway facility: (a) which is not a station or a light maintenance depot; and (b) in respect of which the facility owner is Network Rail. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access parties by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access parties Definition:In respect of an Access Agreement, the parties to that agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access parties by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In respect of an Access Agreement, the parties to that agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access parties Definition:In respect of an Access Agreement, the parties to that agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access parties Definition:In respect of an Access Agreement, the parties to that agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Access Provider by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An organisation that provides and manages a rail Network and safe method of entry to that Network for Access Users.
access right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access right Definition:In relation to an Access Agreement, permission to use track for the purpose of the operation of trains on that track by a beneficiary and rights ancillary thereto which are provided or charged for in the Access Agreement in question. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to an Access Agreement, permission to use track for the purpose of the operation of trains on that track by a beneficiary and rights ancillary thereto which are provided or charged for in the Access Agreement in question. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
access to a system or scheme by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
access to a system or scheme Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
access to a system or scheme by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Opportunity for an applicant to obtain conformity assessment under the rules of the system or scheme. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
Access User by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An organisation that has an agreement with an Access Provider to enter and use a rail Network.
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unintended event or series of events that results in death, injury, loss of a system or service, or environmental damage. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unintended event or series of events that results in harm. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences including collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences including collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Safety Database Activity Report 2007
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unintended event or series of events that results in death, injury, loss of a system or service, or environmental damage. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unintended event or series of events that results in harm. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences including collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences including collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
accident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Safety Database Activity Report 2007
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
accident involving the transport of dangerous goods by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident involving the transport of dangerous goods Definition:Any accident or incident that is subject to reporting in accordance with RID/ADR section 1.8.5. Source:Regulation (EC) No. 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistic
accident involving the transport of dangerous goods by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any accident or incident that is subject to reporting in accordance with RID/ADR section 1.8.5. Source:Regulation (EC) No. 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistic
accident likelihood by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident likelihood Definition:The likelihood of an accident occurring. May be expressed as numeric probability or frequency or as a category. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
accident likelihood by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The likelihood of an accident occurring. May be expressed as numeric probability or frequency or as a category. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
accident sequence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident sequence Definition:A potential progression of events that result in an accident. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
accident sequence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A potential progression of events that result in an accident. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
accident severity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident severity Definition:A measure of amount of harm. May be expressed as a financial value or as a category. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
accident severity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A measure of amount of harm. May be expressed as a financial value or as a category. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
accident trigger by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accident trigger Definition:A condition or event which is required for a hazard to give rise to an accident. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
accident trigger by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A condition or event which is required for a hazard to give rise to an accident. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion Definition:Accidents to one or more persons that are either hit by a railway vehicle or by an object attached to or that has become detached from the vehicle. Persons that fall from railway vehicles are included, as well as persons that fall or are hit by loose objects when travelling on-board vehicles. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Accidents to one or more persons that are either hit by a railway vehicle or by an object attached to or that has become detached from the vehicle. Persons that fall from railway vehicles are included, as well as persons that fall or are hit by loose objects when travelling on-board vehicles. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
accompanied (combined) transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accompanied (combined) transport Definition:Transport of complete road vehicles on trains comprising low-floor wagons throughout, whereby the driver rides along in special passenger coaches. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
accompanied (combined) transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport of complete road vehicles on trains comprising low-floor wagons throughout, whereby the driver rides along in special passenger coaches. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
accompanied combined transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accompanied combined transport Definition:Transport of a complete road vehicle, accompanied by the driver, using another mode of transport (for example ferry or train). Source:Terminology on combined transport
accompanied combined transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport of a complete road vehicle, accompanied by the driver, using another mode of transport (for example ferry or train). Source:Terminology on combined transport
accounting period by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accounting period Definition:Each of thirteen consecutive periods in each Relevant Year, each such period being 28 days in length, save that the length of the first and last period in the Relevant Year shall be such as shall be adopted by Network Rail. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
accounting period by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Each of thirteen consecutive periods in each Relevant Year, each such period being 28 days in length, save that the length of the first and last period in the Relevant Year shall be such as shall be adopted by Network Rail. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:The accreditation process of persons or bodies, to be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality, such as the relevant EN 45000 series European standards. Third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks [ISO 17000: 2004-11-01; Conformity assessment ? Vocabulary and general principles]. Source:CMW Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:Have the meaning assigned to it by Regulation (EC) No 765/2008. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:The accreditation process of persons or bodies, to be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality, such as the relevant EN 45000 series European standards. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:Procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition that a body or person is competent to carry out specific tasks. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:Third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation Definition:An attestation by a national accreditation body that a conformity assessment body meets the requirements set by harmonised standards and, where applicable, any additional requirements including those set out in relevant sectoral schemes, to carry out a specific conformity assessment activity. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The accreditation process of persons or bodies, to be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality, such as the relevant EN 45000 series European standards. Third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks [ISO 17000: 2004-11-01; Conformity assessment ? Vocabulary and general principles]. Source:CMW Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Have the meaning assigned to it by Regulation (EC) No 765/2008. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The accreditation process of persons or bodies, to be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality, such as the relevant EN 45000 series European standards. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition that a body or person is competent to carry out specific tasks. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
accreditation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An attestation by a national accreditation body that a conformity assessment body meets the requirements set by harmonised standards and, where applicable, any additional requirements including those set out in relevant sectoral schemes, to carry out a specific conformity assessment activity. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
accreditation body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation body Definition:Authoritative body that performs accreditation. Source:CMW Glossary
accreditation body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
accreditation body Definition:Authoritative body that performs accreditation. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
accreditation body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Authoritative body that performs accreditation. Source:CMW Glossary
accreditation body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Authoritative body that performs accreditation. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
acknowledgement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
acknowledgement Definition:Confirmation by the driver that he has received the information he needs to take into account. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
acknowledgement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Confirmation by the driver that he has received the information he needs to take into account. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
active level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Level crossing where the crossing users are protected from or warned of, the approaching train by the activation of devices when it is unsafe for the user to traverse the crossing. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
active level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Level crossing where crossing users are protected from or warned of the approaching train by the activation of devices when it is unsafe for them to cross. Source:Safety Database Activity Report 2007
active maintenance time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Part of the maintenance time during which active maintenance is carried out on an item, either manually or automatically, excluding logistic delays. An active maintenance action may be carried out while the item is performing a required function. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
active redundancy by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Redundancy wherein all means for performing a required function are intended to operate simultaneously. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
activities affecting safety by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Activities principally determined by the Entities in Charge of Maintenance; the following activities are also activities affecting safety: accountable Manager, joining techniques, non destructive testing, final testing including the release to service. The Maintenance Workshop shall have processes and shall establish and maintain documented procedures allowing to a) identify within its organisation the potential hazard when performing the activities affecting safety; b) use the processes defined in above; c) implement the necessary actions in particular on competences management, facilities, equipments, tools and supply chain, and information; d) ensure that activities affecting safety are carried out by the competent staff using the appropriate procedures and instructions, documents, facilities, equipments, tools, test and measurement equipments, spare parts and materials. Source:CMW Glossary
actors by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The infrastructure managers, the railway undertakings and the other actors defined in recital 6 of the Directive 2004/49/EC. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
actual carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A third party who performs the carriage completely or partly. Source:Terminology on combined transport
Actual Measured Rail Temperature by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The measured temperature as recorded when measuring rail gaps.
actual point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Physical end of a crossing vee. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
actual state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Characteristics of an item at a specific point in time. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
additional services by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Services to be supplied upon request to a railway undertaking by the infrastructure manager, if the latter offers any of their range. These may comprise: a) traction current; b) pre-heating of passenger trains; c) supply of fuel, shunting, and all other services provided at the access services facilities mentioned above; d) tailor-made contracts for: - control of transport of dangerous goods, - assistance in running abnormal trains. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
ADRR determination by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A determination made by the relevant ADRR Panel following a reference made under the dispute resolution or appeals processes, where such determination has not been referred to the Office of Rail Regulation within the time limit for such referral. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
advance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The area through which a train travels after passing a given location. Source:European Railway Signalling
affected person by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to Qualifying Information, the person to whose affairs the information relates. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
affected stakeholder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Stakeholders who must currently, or will in future have to, comply with the Standard being changed. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
affiliate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to any company: (a) a company which is either a holding company or a subsidiary of such company; or (b) a company which is a subsidiary of a holding company of which such company is also a subsidiary, and for these purposes, 'holding company' and 'subsidiary' have the meanings ascribed to them in section 736 of the Companies Act 1985 Source:Network Rail - Network Code
affiliated undertaking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any undertaking the annual accounts of which are consolidated with those of the contracting entity in accordance with the requirements of the seventh Council Directive 83/349/EEC of 13 June 1983, based on Article 54 (3) (g) of the EEC Treaty on consolidated accounts or, in the case of entities not subject to that Directive, any undertaking over which the contracting entity may exercise, directly or indirectly, a dominant influence within the meaning of paragraph 2, or which may exercise a dominant influence over the contracting entity or which, in common with the contracting entity, is subject to the dominant influence of another undertaking by virtue of ownership, financial participation, or the rules which govern it. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
after sales service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All of services offered by the vendor or the manufacturer after the purchase. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
ageing failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Failure whose probability of occurence increases with the passage of time. This time is independent of the operating time of the item. Ageing is a physical phenomenon which involves a modification of the physical and/or chemical characteristics of the material. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Railway Agency, the Community agency for railway safety and interoperability. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Railway Agency established by Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 (2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Railway Agency, as established by Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 establishing a European railway agency (Agency Regulation). Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
agreement group by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Bodies that are signatories to the agreement on which an arrangement is based. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
airbrake by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A braking system activated by change in air pressure.
alert limit (AL) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The value which, if exceeded, requires that the track geometry condition is analysed and considered in the regularly planned maintenance operations. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
alert limit (AL) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Value which, if exceeded, requires that the track geometry condition is analysed and considered in the regularly planned maintenance operations. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
Alignment by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The horizontal position of a track measured in relation to survey marks.The measurement of alignment is from survey marks to the line rail.
Alignment Index by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The ratio of Curve Radius (m) to length of the Curve (m). Used in the calculation of track stability.
allocation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The allocation of railway infrastructure capacity by an infrastructure manager. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
allocation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The allocation of railway infrastructure capacity by the infrastructure manager. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 643-2004 - European Communities (Allocation of Railway Infrastructure Capacity and The Levying of Charges For The Use of Railway Infrastructure and Safety Certification) Regulations, 2004
allocation (of capacity) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The allocation of railway infrastructure capacity by an allocation body. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
allocation body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The authority and/or infrastructure manager designated by the Member States for the allocation of infrastructure capacity. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
allocation of storage location by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Either fixed/systematic or at liberty/unsystematic. The inventory management computer stocks the goods at the next available location, thus ensuring optimum utilization of the warehouse. Due to huge economies of scale higher investments and longer distances do hardly count ABC structure and FIFO can also be guaranteed with unsystematic storage. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
Aluminothermic Welding by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Field welding by any process using an Aluminothermic type reaction.
Aluminothermic Welding Gap by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The gap required between the rail ends to be welded together by aluminothermic welding.
analysis-ABC by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Tool to classify stock items, products, orders, etc. Inventory management uses ABC Analysis to classify items according to their relative importance/distribution by value per year. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
analytic capacity research by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method of capacity research that calculates data from the infrastructure and timetable characteristics to determine and describe the capacity without simulation. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Anchor Point by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A section of track in which the rails are anchored to ties or bearers to prevent any longitudinal rail movement. The securely anchored track section provides a stable platform for managing rail stress adjustment.
ancillary movements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train movements which are not an express part of any Services but which are necessary or reasonably required for giving full effect to the train movements which are an express part of the Services and shall include any such train movement as is referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition of "Services" to the extent that it is not expressly provided for in the relevant Access Agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
ancillary services by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Services that may be requested by railway undertakings from the infrastructure manager or from other suppliers. The infrastructure manager is not obliged to supply these services. These may comprise: a) access to telecommunication network; b) provision of supplementary information; c) technical inspection of rolling stock. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
appeal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Request by the provider of the object of conformity assessment to the conformity assessment body or accreditation body for reconsideration by that body of a decision it has made relating to that object. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
appeal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a Local Output Commitment, means the exercise by a Train Operator of a right under the 'performance' section of the Network Code to make a reference in that respect to an Appeal Body. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
applicable speed limit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:When running in SR the applicable speed limit is the lowest speed limit of: timetable / Route Book, written order, or the maximum speed for SR. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
applicant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A licensed railway undertaking and/or an international grouping of railway undertakings, and, in Member States which provide for such a possibility, other persons and/or legal entities with public service or commercial interest in procuring infrastructure capacity, such as public authorities under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1191/69 (1) and shippers, freight forwarders and combined transport operators, for the operation of railway service on their respective territories. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
applicant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A licensed railway undertaking and/or an international grouping of railway undertakings, and, in Member States which provide for such a possibility, other persons and/or legal entities with public service or commercial interest in procuring infrastructure capacity, such as public authorities under Regulation (EEC) No 1191/69 (5) and shippers, freight forwarders and combined transport operators, for the operation of railway service on their respective territories. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
applicant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train Operator applying for a Quantum Access Right to a Train Slot. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
applicant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Generally a railway undertaking or infrastructure manager who intends to introduce a significant change in the railway system. A manufacturer, keeper or contracting entity may also be an applicant if they require an authorisation to place in service for a generic application. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
applicant railway undertaking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway undertaking that has applied for a licence. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 537-2003 - European Communities (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations, 2003
application by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A written request (for safety certificate and for safety authorisation) to be submitted to NSA in the format established by the Commission Regulations. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
application by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A written request (for safety certificate and for safety authorisation) to be submitted to NSA in the format established by the Commission Regulations. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
apportionment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process whereby the RAMS elements for a system are sub-divided between the various items, which comprise the system to provide individual targets. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
apportionment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process whereby the RAMS elements for a system are sub-divided between the various items, which comprise the system to provide individual targets. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
approach locking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Locking provided to prevent a route being altered once a proceed signal could have been seen by a driver or ATP system. It is normally possible to cancel the route after a time delay, or by the operation of a special procedure. Source:European Railway Signalling
approach locking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Form of route locking that comes into force after the train has occupied the approach section. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
approach signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking signal in approach to a home signal that does not directly protect switches but that is interlocked to switches inside the overlap of the home signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
approach time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The running time between a signal that provides an approach indication and the following signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
approval by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Permission for a product or process to be marketed or used for stated purposes or under stated conditions. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
approval number by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Harmonised approval number for placing in service issued by an NSA. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
Approved track components by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Products approved for use on RailCorp track infrastructure.
arrival date/time (estimated -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Date (and time) of arrival of means of transport based on current forecast. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
arrival date/time (planned -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Date (and time) of arrival of means of transport in the timetable. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
arrival delay (actual -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The time difference between the arrival date/time actual and the arrival date/time planned. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
arrival delay (expected -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The time difference between the arrival date/time estimated and the arrival date/time planned. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
articulated vehicle by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A motor vehicle coupled to a semi- trailer. Source:Terminology on combined transport
aspect by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The displayed pattern or position of signal lights or arms used to give a signal indication.
aspect by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The display given by a signal, either at lineside or in the cab. It can be described either in visual terms, for example 'flashing yellow' or by its meaning, for example 'next signal is at steady yellow and at reduced discance to the stop signal' (SNCF). Source:European Railway Signalling
assembling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Value-adding stage within the logistics chain comprising installation, assembling or manufacture of components. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The undertaking of an investigation in order to arrive at a judgement, based on evidence, of the suitability of a product. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Process of analysis to determine whether the Design Authority and the Validator have achieved a product that meets the specifed requirements and to form a judgement as to whether the product is fit for its intended purpose. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process of analysis to determine whether the design authority and the validator have achieved a product that meets the specified requirements and to form a judgement as to whether the product is fit for its intended purpose. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any activity concerned with determining directly or indirectly that relevant requirements are fulfilled. Typical examples of conformity assessment activities are sampling, testing and inspection; evaluation, verification and assurance of conformity (supplier's declaration, certification); registration and approval as well as their combinations. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled; conformity assessment covers activities such as testing, inspection and certification. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
assessment body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The independent organisation or entity which undertakes investigation to arrive to a judgment, based on evidence, of the suitability of a system to fulfil its requirements. In the scope of this regulation, this term covers any body which fulfils, by analogy, the minimum criteria laid down in Annex VII of the Interoperability Directives. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
assessment of conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any activity concerned with determining directly or indirectly that specified requirements are fulfilled. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
assessment of conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any activity concerned with determining directly or indirectly that relevant requirements are fulfilled. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
assessment of conformity professional judgement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Examination of a product, particularly the product design, on the basis of general (not specific) product requirements, by a professional expert. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
assessment of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The conformity assessment of maintenance is in the responsibility of each member state concerned. The Annex DD (which remains an open point) describes the procedure by which each member state ascertains that maintenance arrangement meet the provisions of this TSI and ensure the respect of the basic parameters and essential requirements during the subsystem lifetime. Source:CMW Glossary
assessor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person or agent appointed to carry out the assessment. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
asset by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A formally accountable item. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
assignment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Something that has been assigned, such as a mission or task (referred to a railway related task, e.g.: driving trains, or service scheduled for rolling stock, in order to build trains suitable for a specified journey). Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
asymmetry by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The asymmetry of a vehicle is defined as the angle ?o that would be formed between the vertical and the centreline of the body of a stationary vehicle on level track in the absence of friction. Source:Commission Decision 2006/861/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem rolling stock - freight wagons of the trans-European conventional rail system
asynchronous simulation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method to simulate railroad operations by scheduling stochastically generated train paths. The different train classes are scheduled one after the other (i.g. asynchronous) in accordance to their priority. Train path conflicts are solved by scheduling rules. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability (ACID) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:These are the four primary attributes ensured to any transaction: Atomicity. In a transaction involving two or more discrete pieces of information, either all of the pieces are committed or none are. Consistency. A transaction either creates a new and valid state of data, or, if any failure occurs, returns all data to its state before the transaction was started. Isolation. A transaction in process and not yet committed must remain isolated from any other transaction. Durability. Committed data is saved by the system such that, even in the event of a failure and system restart, the data is available in its correct state. The ACID concept is described in ISO/IEC 10026-1:1992 Section 4. Each of these attributes can be measured against a benchmark. In general, however, a transaction manager or monitor is designed to realise the ACID concept.In a distributed system, one way to achieve ACID is to use a two-phase commit (2PC), which ensures that all involved sites must commit to transaction completion or none do, and the transaction is rolled back. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability (ACID) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ACID concept is described in ISO/IEC 10026-1:1992 Section 4. Each of these attributes can be measured against a benchmark. In general, however, a transaction manager or monitor is designed to realise the ACID concept. In a distributed system, one way to achieve ACID is to use a two-phase commit (2PC), which ensures that all involved sites must commit to transaction completion or none do, and the transaction is rolled back. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
attempted suicide by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An act to deliberately injure oneself resulting in serious injury, but not in death, as recorded and classified by the competent national authority. Source:Regulation (EC) No. 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistic
attended location by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signalling location or block location that is switched in and controlled by a Competent Worker either on-site or at a remote location.
attestation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Issue of a statement, based on a decision following review that fulfilment of specified requirements has been demonstrated. Source:CMW Glossary
attestation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Issue of a statement, based on a decision following review, that fulfilment of specified requirements has been demonstrated. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
attestation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Issuance of a statement, based on a decision following review that fulfillment of specified requirements has been demonstrated. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
attributing (allocating) system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An electronic system hosting the catalogue of transport services for which a transport service-provider authorises distributing companies to issue travel documents. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
attributor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A company managing an attributing system. May be a carrier. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
audible warning device by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A device, such as a whistle, siren, horn or hooter, used to give warning.
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A systematic and independent examination to determine whether the procedures specific to the requirements of a product comply with the planned arrangements, are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve the specified objectives. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent, documented process for obtaining records, statements of fact or other relevant information and assessing them objectively to determine the extent to which specified requirements are fulfilled. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled. Internal audits, sometimes called first-party audits, are conducted by, or on behalf of, the organization itself for management review and other internal purposes, and may form the basis for an organization?s declaration of conformity. In many cases, particularly in smaller organizations, independence can be demonstrated by the freedom from responsibility for the activity being audited. External audits include those generally termed second- and third- party audits. Second-party audits are conducted by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or by other persons on their behalf. Third-party audits are conducted by external, independent auditing organizations, such as those providing certification/registration of conformity to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. When two or more management systems are audited together, this is termed a combined audit. When two or more auditing organizations cooperate to audit a single auditee, this is termed a joint audit. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent, documented process for obtaining records, statements of fact or other relevant information and assessing them objectively to determine the extent to which specified requirements are fulfilled. NOTE: Whilst audit applies to management systems, assessment applies to conformity assessment bodies as well as more generally. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
audit client by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Organization or person requesting an audit. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit conclusion by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Outcome of an audit provided by the audit team after consideration of the audit objectives and all audit findings. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit criteria by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of policies, procedures or requirements. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit evidence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant to the audit criteria and verifiable. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit findings by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Results of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence against audit criteria. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Description of the activities and arrangements for an audit. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit programme by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of one or more audits planned for a specific time frame and directed towards a specific purpose. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit scope by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Extent and boundaries of an audit. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
audit team by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:one or more auditors conducting an audit, supported if needed by technical experts. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
auditee by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Organization being audited. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
auditor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person with the demonstrated personal attributes and competence to conduct an audit. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
auditor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person with the competence to conduct an audit. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
authorisation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The formal permission to use a product within specified application constraints. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
authorisation for train movement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An authorisation for train movement can be given by: a trackside signal at proceed aspect or, a Movement Authority or, a written order: to start in SR after awakening or, to pass an End Of Movement Authority or, to proceed after train trip. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
authorisation of placing in service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Formal acceptance of rolling stock by the safety authority of a Member State, on the basis of a technical file and, eventually, test runs on a specific infrastructure. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
authorised high-speed infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Infrastructure subsystems, energy subsystems, and control and command and signalling subsystems that have been authorised for placing into service. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
authorised high-speed rolling stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:High-speed rolling stock that has been authorised for placing into service. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
authorised representative by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person established within the Community who has received a written mandate from a manufacturer to act on his behalf in relation to specified tasks. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
authorised representative by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person established within the Community who has received a written mandate from the manufacturer to act on his behalf fin relation to specified tasks with regard to the latter's obligations under the relevant Community legislation. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
authorised variation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A variation to an established Vehicle or Network Change, where: (a) the terms and conditions on which the Vehicle or Network Change in question was established contain a variation procedure; (b) that variation procedure has been followed in accordance with its terms; and (c) the result of the operation of that variation procedure is that the established Vehicle or Network Change has been varied. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
authorising the movement of trains by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The operation of equipment in signalling centres, electric traction current supply control rooms and traffic control centres that permits train movement. This does not include those staff employed by a Railway Undertaking who are responsible for management of resources such as train crew or rolling stock. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
authorising the movement of trains by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The operation of equipment in signalling centres, electric traction current supply control rooms and traffic control centres that permits train movement. This does not include those staff employed by Railway Undertakings who are responsible for management of resources such as train crew or rolling stock. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
authorising the movement of trains by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The operation of equipment in signalling centres, electric traction current supply control rooms and traffic control centres that permits train movement. This does not include those staff employed by Railway Undertakings who are responsible for management of resources such as train crew or rolling stock. Source:OPE glossary
automatic block signaling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A form of operation in which fixed block signals are controlled by an automatic block system. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic block system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A block system in which the signals work automatically. Lines with an automatic block system must be equipped with track clear detection. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Level crossing operated by approaching trains and not normally interlocked with the signalling system. Source:European Railway Signalling
automatic route setting (ARS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system that provides the automatic setting of the proper route when a train approaches a signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that is operated automatically. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic signal by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signal that is normally controlled exclusively by the operation of track-circuits.
automatic switch setting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An appliance that provides an automatic setting of switches when a route is lined up. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic train control (ATC) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:1) Another term for a continuous automatic train protection (ATP) system 2) An automatic train protection (ATP) system that is combined with a device for automatic train operation (ATO). Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic train operation (ATO) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system that guides the train automatically by the information provided by an ATP system. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Automatic Train Protection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Automatic Train Protection. Every train using the Channel Tunnel is equiped with an automatic train protection system which continually checks that the actual speed of a train is compatible with the permitted speed allowed by signalling. If it is not ATP activates an emergency brake to halt the train before it reaches an obstruction point. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
automatic train protection (ATP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system that transmits information about movement authorities and speed limits from the line to the train to cause automatic braking if the train ignores the valid limits. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Automatic Train Protection (ATP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system utilised on specific sections of the network to provide absolute train control in the event of a driver failing to control the train in accordance with the permitted speed or in the absence of a movement authority. It is only mandated for certain railway undertakings on specified routes, but may require other railway undertakings to demonstrate a risk based assessment to support an exemption where services run on the route sections involved. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
automatic train protection (ATP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system that enforces obedience to signals and speed restrictions by speed supervision, including automatic stop at signals. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
automatic train stop (ATS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:1) A simple form of an intermittent ATP system that only provides an automatic train stop when passing a stop signal but no braking curve supervision in approach to a stop signal. 2) The part of an ATP system that automatically applies the train brakes when the engineer fails to acknowledge a restrictive signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
automatic warning system (AWS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A mandatory system fitted in every driving cab/position on locomotives, multiple-units and on-track machines. It provides a visual and audible reminder to the driver of: (a) a ?warning? or ?clear? signal indication, or (b) certain specific permanent or temporary speed restrictions. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
auxiliary packing aids by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Returnable supplementary packing aids with specification of their type (e.g. inlets, KLT covers). Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of an item to be in a state to perform a required function under given conditions at a given instant of time or during a given time interval, assuming that the required external resources are provided. Source:CMW Glossary
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of an item to be in a state to perform a required function under given conditions at a given instant of time or during a given time interval, assuming that the required external resources are provided. This ability depends on the combined aspects of the reliability, the maintenability and the maintenance supportability. Required external resources, other than maintenance resources, do not affect the availability of the item. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of a product to be in a state to perform a required function under given conditions at a given instant of time or over a given time interval assuming that the required external resources are provided. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of a product to be in a state to perform a required function under given conditions at a given instant of time or over a given time interval, assuming the required external resources are provided. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of a product to be in a state to perform a required function under given conditions at a given instant of time or over a given time interval assuming that the required external resources are provided. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
availability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The information (transport service, type of offer, tariff, other service) that can actually be obtained by a passenger at a given time point, for a specific train. Not to be confused with Offer, indicating that a (transport service, type of offer, tariff, other service) is offered in the initial planning, but could be sold out and therefore not obtainable by a passenger at a given time point, for a specific train. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
average inventory stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The average inventory stock is calculated as follows: stock at beginning of year + annual stock/2. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
awakening by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure starting from switching on the onboard system, continuing with self- test and finishing with the right relationship between onboard system and trackside equipment. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
awakening track by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An awakening track is a track fitted with particular systems to permit the train to awake and to start with an MA. Awakening tracks are indicated in the Route Book. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
axle counter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track clear detection system consisting of counting points at both ends of a section and a counter connected to the counting points. The occupancy of a section is detected by comparing the number of axles which enter the section with the number of axles which leave the section. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
axle counter by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Equipment used in Rail Vehicle Detection Territory to detect the presence of rail vehicles by counting the number of axles entering or leaving a location. They may be used to operate signalling or other infrastructure equipment.
Axle counter territory by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The portions of line where axle counters are used for the Rail Vehicle Detection system of Safeworking.
axle load by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Sum of the static vertical wheel forces exerted on the track through a wheelset or a pair of independent wheels divided by acceleration of gravity. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
backlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:provided to prevent the restoration of a signallled route or ground frame release once it has been operated until certain conditions have been fulfilled. Source:European Railway Signalling
bad charge recall by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Automated recall of non-compliant batches from customer, automated storage of all warehousing and supply data during specified period of time. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
bahn express by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Distribution service for LCL consignments: Austrian-wide door-to- door transport of goods (ranging from small parcels to several pallets) within a maximum of 24 hours including guaranteed delivery times. Hazardous goods (RID/ADR) and extra-long goods can also be carried. Moreover, various services such as C.O.D., weighing are provided. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
bahn express kurier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport logistics service for parcels traffic: Austrian-wide station-to-station (about 300 stations all over Austria) courier service for parcels consignments. Daily conveyance with fast passenger trains (also on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays). Consignments with a max. weight of up to 30 kg (max. length 1.5 m, max. circumference 2 m) can be conveyed. Service postphoned in June 2001. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
balise by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A transponder that is used as a data point in an intermittent automatic train protection (ATP) system or as reference point for train location in radio-based train control. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Ballast by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Free draining coarse aggregate or metallurgical slag used to support railway tracks.
Ballast Cleaning by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Process for removing fines from in-track ballast by removing the ballast from the track, sieving it and returning graded ballast to the track in a continuous operation. Often includes addition of new ballast.
Ballast Depth by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Distance from the formation level to the base of the sleeper below the lowest rail seat.
ballast pick-up by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An aerodynamic phenomenon in which ballast is thrown up or projected. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
Ballast Shoulder Height by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Height of the shoulder ballast above the sleeper base as measured at the end of the sleeper.
Ballast Shoulder Width by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Width of the shoulder ballast as measured from the sleeper end to the edge of the shoulder.
balloon loop by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A portion of line that allows rail traffic to change direction of travel without change to the leading end.
band by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(a) in relation to the Non-Passenger Class, either one of the two bands of members of that Class consisting respectively of those members whose annual Track Charges relating to the provision of services for the carriage of goods by railway amount as nearly as practicable to the first 75% and the final 25% of the aggregate relevant annual Track Charges payable by all of the members, listed at the relevant time on the basis of descending value of the relevant annual Track Charges payable by them at that time; and (b) in relation to the Franchised Passenger Class, any one of the three bands of members of that Class consisting respectively of those members whose annual Track Charges relating to the provision of Franchised Services amount as nearly as practicable to the first 40%, the next 40% and the final 20% of the aggregate relevant annual Track Charges payable by all of the members, listed at the relevant time on the basis of descending value of the relevant annual Track Charges payable by them at that time. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
barrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Anything which may act to prevent a hazard giving rise to an accident. Barriers may be physical, procedural or circumstantial. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
base maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Represents all measures, undertaken to establish the actual condition and/or to reinstate the nominal condition, that necessitate partially or completely disassembling of the vehicle (including related measurements and the associated measuring and testing). It represents also all measures to recondition components or spare parts. Heavy maintenance includes level 4 and level 5. Source:CMW Glossary
Base Operating Limits by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The limits of track conditions outside which operating restrictions will apply.
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and requires a decision in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21(2) of Directive 2001/16 before any development of draft TSIs by the joint representative body. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and is specified in the relevant TSIs. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and requires a decision or recommendation in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21(2) before any development of complete draft TSIs. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and is specified in the relevant TSIs. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:any regulatory, technical oroperational condition which is critical to interoperability and requires a decision or recommendation in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21(2) before any development of complete draft TSIs. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and requires a decision in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21(2) before any development of draft TSIs by the joint representative body. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any requirement as specified in the clauses under section 4.2 of this TSI. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
basic parameter by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any regulatory, technical or operational condition which is critical to interoperability and requires a decision or recommendation in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 21(2) of the High-Speed Directive and article 21(2) of the Conventional Directive. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
basket wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A rail wagon with a demountable subframe, fitted with devices for vertical handling, to allow the loading and unloading of semi-trailers or road vehicles. Source:Terminology on combined transport
batch by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The sub-quantity of material which is kept in stock separate from other sub- quantities of the same material and which is unequivocally identifiable by its batch number. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
bearer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Sleeper designed for use in switches and crossings. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
Bearer by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A type of sleeper used under points and crossing track structures. Bearers are generally larger in dimension than standard sleepers to provide support for both tracks as well as the increased loading experienced under such track structures.
Beater Packing by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Process for tightly packing ballast under sleepers using manual methods (includes hand tools and small motor driven machinery).
Bend by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The point of intersection of two straights (See ESC 210 - Figure 1)
best practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Practical techniques gained from experience that have been shown to produce best results. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
best practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A collection of conventions and approaches that have proven to be effective. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
best practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a project can be rolled out and completed with fewer problems and unforeseen complications. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
bid by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A bid made to Network Rail for one or more Train Slots comprising, as the case may be, notifications of, or amendments to services, any Spot Bid or any Revised Bid. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
bidder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Each Train Operator, each Access Option Holder and each other person who has been allowed to participate in the timetable change procedure. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
bidirectional signaling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signaling system for two way working. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
big bag by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A removable internal liner, strong enough to be lifted and to carry bulk cargoes of different types. Source:Terminology on combined transport
bilateral arrangement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Arrangement whereby two parties recognize or accept each others conformity assessment results. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
bill of material (BOM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:List of materials required to complete or produce a specified product. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
bimodal semi-trailer (rail-road) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A road semi-trailer that can be converted into a rail wagon by the addition of rail bogies. Source:Terminology on combined transport
blister by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Automated facility for stretch foil packaging. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
block marker by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A fixed sign that marks the limit of a block section in a cab signal territory. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
block post by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A temporary block location.
block section by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A section of track in a fixed block system which a train may only enter when it is not occupied by other vehicles. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
block signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that governs train movements into a block section. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
block storage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Block of stock, storage items arranged in blocks. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
block system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signaling system that provides a safe spacing of trains. Block systems may be divided into fixed block systems and moving block systems. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
block train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train transporting homogeneous products. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
block train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A specific form of a direct train with only as much wagons as needed, running between two transhipment points without intermediate marshalling. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
block work by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
See manual block working.
blockand lock system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Another term for interlocked manual block. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
blocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Assorting freight cars within a train into groups (blocks) bound for individual destinatons. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
blocking facility by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A facility or device used by a Competent Worker to prevent either the unintended issue of an Proceed Authority, or the operation of points or signalling equipment.
blocking time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The time interval in which a section of track is exclusively allocated to a train and therefore blocked for other trains. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
blocking time stairway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A graph displaying the blocking times of all block sections a train passes into a time-over-distance diagram. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Bonded Insulated Joint by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A pre-assembled rail joint consisting of rail sections connected by high-strength, purpose designed fishplates and connecting bolts reinforced by a high-strength, insulating bonding material. The joint provides electrical insulation between the connected rail ends via the insulating resin.
bonded warehouse by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Place licensed by customs authorities for storage of goods on which payment of duties is deferred until the goods are removed. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
book of forms by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A book of forms that describes the sequence of action to be taken by the Infrastructure Manager?s staff and the Railway Undertaking?s staff when moving trains in degraded situations. Each separate activity requires a separate form. The Book of Forms is prepared in the languages of both the Infrastructure Manager and the Railway Undertaking and the relevant Infrastructure Managers and Railway Undertakings staff holds copies. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
booking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process of making a reservation for space on a means of transport for the movement of goods. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
booking (selling) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the selling of a ticket without or with a reservation. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
border crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Term for trains crossing from one national railway network to a neighbouring national railway network. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
Borrow Pit by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Excavation made for the procurement of material
Borrow Pit: by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Excavation made for the procurement of material
Box anchor by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Application of four (4) rail anchors to a sleeper, that is, two (2) to each rail with one on each side of the sleeper.
Boxing Up by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Process for establishing correct ballast profile by laying ballast in sleeper cribs and on shoulders.
brakeman by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A member of a train crew who assists the engineer in the train handling. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
braking system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:System ensuring that the train's speed can be reduced or maintained in a slope, or that the train can be stopped within the maximum allowable braking distance. It ensures also the immobilisation of the train. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
branchline by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A line diverging from a main line to serve smaller towns with low traffic. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
broadly acceptable risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A level of Individual Risk, as defined from time to time by the Health and Safety Executive, which is below the lower limit of the Tolerable Region. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
broken rails by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any rail which is separated in two or more pieces, or any rail from which a piece of metal becomes detached, causing a gap of more than 50 mm in length and more than 10 mm in depth on the running surface. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
broken wheels and broken axles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A break affecting the essential parts of the wheel or the axle and creating a risk of accident (derailment or collision). Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
brown coal - lignite by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A non-agglomerating coal with a gross calorific value of less than 23 860 kJ/kg (5 700 kcal/kg) in a condition free of wet ash and containing more than 31 per cent volatile matter on a dry mineral free basis. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
Buckle by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
See ?Misalignment?.
buffer stop by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A device that prevents vehicles from overrunning the dead-end of a stub track. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
buffer time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An extra time that is added to the minimum line headway to avoid the transmission of small delays. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
building operation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(a) construction, structural alteration, repair or maintenance of a building and "maintenance" shall include repointing, redecoration and external cleaning of the structure; (b) demolition of a building; or (c) preparation for and laying the foundation of an intended building, but does not include any operation which is a work of engineering construction. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
bumper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A device that prevents vehicles from overrunning the dead-end of a stub track. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
bus by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A motor vehicle which is designed or adapted to travel along roads and to carry more than eight passengers but which is not a tramcar. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
business day by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks are ordinarily open for the transaction of normal banking business in London. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
business to business (B2B) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A transaction that occurs between a company and another company. The provision of goods and services by one company for another company. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
business to consumer (B2C) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A transaction that occurs between a company and a consumer. The provision of goods and services by a company for consumers. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
CA by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Certification Authority. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
cab secure radio (CSR) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A secure radio system used in areas with an intensive passenger train operation and reserved for secure communication between driver and signaller. It interfaces with the signalling train describer system and allows signalling staff to address drivers of individual trains. It only operates on a train from the driving cab in use. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
cab signaling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signaling system that displays the movement authorities on the control panel in the locomotive cab. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
cableway installation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An installation made up of several components that: (a) is used or intended to be used for the purpose of providing an operational system for carrying persons in vehicles, on chairs or by towing devices; (b) uses cables positioned along the line of travel to provide suspension or traction or both; and (c) is one of the following: (i) cable car (including a gondola and chair lift) where the cabins or chairs are lifted or displaced by one or more carrier cables; (ii) drag lift, where users with appropriate equipment are dragged by means of a cable; or iiii) funicular railway or other installation with vehicles mounted on wheels or on other suspension devices where traction is provided by one or more cables; but does not include cable operated tramways, rack railways or lifts;. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
caboose by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A staffed car at the rear end of freight trains on US railroads. Today, a caboose is only required on lines with time spacing. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
cadenced paths by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Path which is part of a set of at least 7 daily units in each direction, ordered at least 250 days on the duration of the annual timetable, of identical paths as concerns the mission and roue length, all requested with the same hourly timing (same minute in a given station each requested time) and symmetrical between directions on a symmetrical time axis positioned to the minute zero. The zero symmetry is defined by the fact that, ina given station, if departures from direction 1 are requested at minute X, arrivals requested in the opposite direction to this stationa re requested at minute 60-X. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
call-on signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A subsidiary signal that allows a train cautiously to pass a stop signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
CAN block working by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Manual block working using a Condition Affecting the Network (CAN) form to warn rail traffic crews about the working.
cant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Difference in height, relative to the horizontal, of the two rails of one track at a particular location, measured at the centrelines of the heads of the rails. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
Cant - Rail by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The inclination of the base of the rail relative to the sleeper base.
Cant - Track by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
See "Superelevation"
cant deficiency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The difference, expressed in mm, between the applied cant on the track and the equilibrium cant for the vehicle at the particular stated speed. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
cant deficiency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Difference between the applied cant on the track and the equilibrium cant for the vehicle at the particular stated speed. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
capability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of an organization,system or process to realize a product that will fulfil the requirements for that product. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
capacity analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure whose aim is to determine the restrictions on infrastructure capacity which prevent requests for capacity from being adequately met, and to propose methods of enabling additional requests to be satisfied. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
capacity charge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Capacity Charge is designed to recover a proportion of the costs incurred by Network Rail as a result of the level of traffic on the network. These costs arise because additional services reduce the ability to recover the timetable after a delay and increase the number of trains affected by any delay, thereby increasing Network Rails? costs under the performance regimes with railway undertakings. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
capacity enhancement plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Measure or series of measures with a calendar for their implementation which are proposed to alleviate the capacity constraints leading to the declaration of a section of infrastructure as ?congested infrastructure'. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
capacity of a line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The maximum number of trains that may be operated through a line. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
capacity request deadline by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The last day on which a Bidder may propose changes to the content of the Draft Timetable and which shall be no more than 4 weeks before the end of the Drafting Period. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
capacity research by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The usage of methods of railroad operations research to determine the capacity of lines, interlockings, terminals and yards. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Capping Layer by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
a layer of compacted material that provides a sealing layer to the earthworks below
Capping Layer: by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Layer of compacted material that provides a sealing layer to theearthworks.
car carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-traction vehicle capable of carrying passenger cars without their passengers, which is intended to be integrated in a passenger train. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
car carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A non-traction vehicle capable of carrying passenger cars without their passengers, which is intended to be integrated in a passenger train. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
car retarder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A trackside braking device used in gravity switching to control cars running down a hump. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
carriageway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A way over which there is a public right of passage for motor vehicles. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
carried in full train loads by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The consignment comprises several wagon loads offered for carriage at the same time by the same sender at the same station, and forwarded directly as a full train to the same consignee at the same destination station. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 2183/78 laying down uniform costing principles for railway undertakings
carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Undertakes the transport of goods on land, water or in the air. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The contractual railway undertaking with whom the passenger has concluded the transport contract or a series of successive railway undertakings which are liable on the basis of this contract. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
carrier by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person responsible for the carriage of goods, either directly or using a third party. Source:Terminology on combined transport
carrying capacity of wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The carrying capacity of wagon is the maximum authorized weight it can carry. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
cascade locking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A form of tabular interlocking in which a route is established by a locking sequence which is effected by permanent and conditional lockings between switches and signals. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Cast in shoulder by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A component in concrete sleepers and bearers that prevents lateral movement of the rail foot and provides anchorage for the resilient fastening system.
Cast- in synthetic Insert by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A component in concrete bearers that allows a screwspike to provide lateral restraint for turnout switch plates.
catalogue path by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Path created by the infrastructure managers to constitute the offer of capacity in anticipation of the demand of railway undertakings. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
catastrophic consequence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fatalities and/or multiple severe injuries and/or major damage to the environment resulting from an accident;. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
Catchpoints: by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A single switch assembly and a throw-off rail. The catch point switch is normally set in the open position, thus breaking the continuity of the siding track causing unauthorised train movements to derail at a point clear of the main line.
categories of goods carried by rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The categories of goods carried by rail are those defined by the international nomenclature for transport statistics in use, approved by Eurostat, ECMT or UNECE. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
category management (CM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Market-oriented process management for a specific group of waggons, product groups (categories) and relevant customer target groups focussing on joint initiatives by industry and trade. Groups of merchandise as strategic business units, customized optimization. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
category of line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Classification of a line according to Type of Traffic and Type of Line. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
causal analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Analysis of the reasons how and why a particular hazard may come into existence. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
causal factor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any event, state or other factor which might contribute to the occurrence of a hazard. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
cause by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences including collisions, derailments, level- crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and others. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
causes by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Actions, omissions, events or conditions, or a combination thereof, which led to the accident or incident. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
causes by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Actions, omissions, events or conditions, or a combination thereof, which led to an accident or incident. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
CBR by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
California Bearing Ratio
CBR: by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Soaked California Bearing Ratio, determined on a compacted sample.
CC by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Centre of Circle (See ESC 210 - Figure 1)
CE marking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Marking by which the manufacturer indicates that the product is in conformity with the applicable requirements set out in Community harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
CE marking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Marking by which the manufacturer indicates that the product is in conformity with the applicable requirements set out in Community harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
central body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Body in charge of coordination at European level of some registration process which could be ERA or a Joint Committee ERA/OTIF/OSJD. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
centralized traffic control (CTC) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A control system in which the local interlockings are remote-controlled by a dispatcher and the trains are governed by signal indication. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
certificate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Harmonised complementary certificate indicating the infrastructure on which the holder is authorised to drive and the rolling stock which the holder is authorised to drive. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
certificate of conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A certificate drawn up by a notified body in accordance with Schedule 6 of SI 61- 2004. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
certificate of conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A certificate drawn up by the notified body in relation to a structural subsystem as part of the verification assessment procedures for that structural subsystem. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
certificate of conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A certificate drawn up by the notified body in relation to a structural subsystem as part of the verification assessment procedures for that structural subsystem. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
certification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure by which a third party gives written assurance that a product conforms to specified requirements. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
certification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons. Note 1: Certification of a management system is sometimes called registration. Note 2: Certification is applicable to all objects of conformity assessment except for conformity assessment bodies themselves, to which accreditation is applicable. Source:CMW Glossary
certification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
certification of entities in charge of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In the case of freight wagons, each entity in charge of maintenance shall be certified by a body to be accredited or recognised in accordance with paragraph 5, or by a National Safety Authority. The accreditation process shall be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality, such as the relevant EN 45 000 series European standards. The recognition process shall also be based on criteria of independence, competence and impartiality. Where the entity in charge of maintenance is a railway undertaking or an infrastructure manager, compliance with the requirements to be adopted under paragraph 5 shall be checked by the National Safety Authority in the context of the procedures referred to in Article 10 or 11 and shall be confirmed on the certificates specified in those procedures. Based on a recommendation by the Agency, the Commission shall, by ??, adopt a measure establishing a system of certification of the entity in charge of Source:CMW Glossary
certification of maintenance workshops (CMW) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Within 3 years from the start of its activities, the Agency shall develop a European system for certification of maintenance workshops for rolling stock and shall make recommendations with a view to the implementation of the system. These recommendations shall address in particular the following items: - structured management system, - staff with the necessary competences, - facilities and tools, - technical documentation and maintenance prescriptions. Source:CMW Glossary
certification system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of procedures and resources for carrying out the certification process as per a certification scheme, leading to the issue of a certificate of competence including maintenance. Source:CMW Glossary
Chair Plates by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A flat plate with a pressed up section that is attached with a bolt through the web of either stockrail, in the case of a switch assembly, or the checkrail carrier, in the case of a checkrail assembly. The types of chairs are identified by a mark on the end of the plate.
Change (in costs) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:- for new traffic or for an increased volume of existing traffic, the additional costs to the railway undertaking resulting from the acceptance of such traffic, - for existing traffic the termination of which is being considered or for a reduction in vol Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 2183/78 laying down uniform costing principles for railway undertakings
change of law by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The application to any person of any Legal Requirement which did not previously so apply or the change of any Legal Requirement applying to that person (including any such Legal Requirement ceasing to apply, being withdrawn or not being renewed) other than in relation to: (a) corporation tax (or any other tax of a similar nature replacing corporation tax on profits or gains); or (b) value added tax. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
channel by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the means by which a service (information, ticket sale, ticket refund, answer to complaints etc) is provided to the passenger by a railway undertaking. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
Channel Tunnel Safety Authority (CTSA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Advises the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) on all aspects of safety within the Channel Tunnel. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
chaotic warehousing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Allocation of goods or storage units to one of several storage locations. According to this principle there is no dedicated storage location. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
characteristic by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Distinguishing feature. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
charging system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The system established by an infrastructure manager to determine access charges. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005
check before departure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The first level of maintenance that includes the actions of checking and monitoring undertaken before the train departure (pre-departure) or en route. Source:CMW Glossary
Checkrail by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A rail placed inside the running rail which comes into contact with the back of the wheel flange and is used in points and crossing work to provide steering of the wheelset such that the crossing nose is not contacted by the opposite wheel.
Checkrail Effectiveness by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Distance from the guard face of checkrail to the gauge face of the nose of crossing, measured square to the running rail at the nose of the crossing.
chef de train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train crew member in charge of supervising the commercial operations during transit, the safety of passengers on board the shuttle and controlling the on-board systems. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
chep pallet by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Reusable pallet made of plastic or wood. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
CIM by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The uniform rules concerning the contract for international carriage of goods by rail, appearing as Appendix B to the Convention concerning international carriage by rail (COTIF), together with its amendments. Source:Directive 96/49/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous good by rail
Class A Local Output by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a Relevant Year, a level of operational performance relating to: (a) delays to or cancellations of train services; or (b) such other matter relating to operational performance in respect of which an Access Agreement provides for one party to be entitled to receive from the other: (i) compensation based on a tariff (including, in the case of a breach of contract, whether by way of liquidated damages or otherwise); or (ii) a variation in the amount of compensation due depending on the quality, timeliness or any other aspect of the performance of an obligation. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Class B Local Output by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a Relevant Year, a level of capability or quality of the Network or any other matter which is not the subject of a Class A Local Output. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
classification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Assembling freight cars into trains bound for specific destinations. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
classification bowl by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A subyard of a classification yard which contains the classification tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
classification signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Signals that are displayed by trains on lines with timetable and train order operation to mark extra trains and trains that are divided in sections Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
classification track by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track in the classification bowl designated to a specific destination. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
classification yard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A freight yard in which incoming cars are classified for new train destinations. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
clearing point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A point a train must have cleared completely until a signal or an interlocked route may be unlocked. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
clearway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A clearway is the unobstructed space to allow movement within a vehicle to areas. Source:Commission Decision 2008/164/EC concerning the TSI relating to persons with reduced mobility in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
clockface schedules by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The schedules of a timetable in which trains that belong to the same relation are scheduled with fixed time intervals between their train paths. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
closed block by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A fixed block system in which the line is blocked in normal state and only cleared when a train is going to enter the block section. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
closed door by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A door held closed by the door closing mechanism only. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
closure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(a) the discontinuance of a railway passenger service or of railway passenger services; (b) the discontinuance of the operation of the whole or a part of a network; or (c) the discontinuance of the use or operation of the whole or a part of a station. Source:United Kingdom - Railways Act 2005
CN-code by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:8-digit code list for products used by customs. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
co-operation mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Mode of train operation where various RU co-operate under the leadership of one RU (LRU). Each involved RU contracts the needed path for the transport journey on its own. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
co-ordination by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure managed by Reseau Ferre de France in consultation with the railway undertakings to find a solution if incompatible paths are requested on a non-saturated route section. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
co-pack by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:If a delivery unit contains, in addition to an article with a part reference number, another article (sample or articles in plastic bag) such additional article is referred to a co-pack. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
coach by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A non-traction vehicle in a fixed or variable formation capable of carrying a payload. It is permitted to equip such a coach with a drivers cab. Such a coach is named a driving coach. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
coach by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-traction vehicle in a fixed or variable formation capable of carrying passengers. It may be equipped with a driver's cab; such a coach is then named a Driving Coach. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
coach by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Passenger railway vehicle other than a railcar or a railcar trailer. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
coach by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A non-traction vehicle in a fixed or variable formation capable of carrying passengers. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
coach ID by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unique identification number of a coach. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
code by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This document, the Railway Group Standards Code, including its Annexes. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
code of practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A written set of rules that, when correctly applied, can be used to close out one or several particular hazards. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
coded track circuit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track circuit in which the track current is overlaid by a code that contains signal information. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
codes of practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-binding codes of practice, issued by the RSSB to aid the interpretation of Standards. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
Cohesive Soil: by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Material consisting mostly of silt and clay and has a well-defined moisture-density relationship when tested in accordance with AS 1289.5.1.1 or AS 1289.5.2.1.
cold incidents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collisions and/or derailment. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
collateral delay by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A delay that was transmitted from another train. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
collective risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The total risk to all affected parties arising from a particular hazardous event, measured in Equivalent Fatalities per year. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
collision of trains, including collisions with obstacles within the clearance gauge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A front to front, front to end or a side collision between a part of a train and a part of another train, as well as with: i. shunting rolling stock, ii. fixed or temporarily present objects on or near the track (except at level crossings if lost by crossing vehicle/user). Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
color light signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A light signal that displays the aspects by the color of lights. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
color position light signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A light signal which displays the aspects by the color and the position of lights. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
combi cargo by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport of a road vehicle NOT accompanied by the driver or an Intermodal Transport Unit, using two or more transport modes. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
combined lamp by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Combined lamps (e.g. lamps capable of different functions) shall be permitted only where the requirements for the individual lamp functions are achieved. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
combined rail transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Intermodal transport where the major part of the European journey is by rail by any initial and/or final leg carried out by road are short as possible. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
combined traffic terminal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of fixed installations (comprising rail facilities such as specialised tracks and transhipment anf stocking installation such as portal cranes and yards) used to transfer freight from the rail mode to the road mode and vice versa. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
combined transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The movement of goods in one and the same Intermodal Transport Unit or road vehicle, which uses successively two or more modes of transport without handling the goods themselves in changing modes. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
combined transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Intermodal transport where the major part of the European journey is by rail, inland waterways or sea and any initial and/or final legs carried out by road are as short as possible. Source:Terminology on combined transport
command interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking system in which a signal in a dependent tower can only be cleared after it has been remotely unlocked from the command tower. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
command tower by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking tower from which an interlocking signal in the district of a dependent tower must be remotely unlocked to be cleared for a route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
commencement date by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The date on which the relevant Quantum Access Right takes effect in accordance with the Train Operator?s Access Agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Software defined by market-driven need, commercially available and whose fitness for purpose has been demonstrated by a broad spectrum of commercial users. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
commissioning by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A collective term for the activities undertaken to prepare a system or product prior to demonstrating that it meets its specified requirements. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
committees by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Industry Standards Co-ordination Committee and Standards Committees (and any sub-committees of either of them). Source:Railway Group Standards Code
common cause failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:TO BE CANCELLED. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
common cause failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Failures of different items resulting from the same direct cause and where these failures are not consequences of each other. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
common cause failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A failure which is the result of an event(s) which causes a coincidence of failure states of two or more components leading to a system failing to perform its required function. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
common cause failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A failure which is the result of an event(s) which causes a coincidence of failure states of two or more components leading to a system failing to perform its required function. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
common cause faullt by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fault common to items, which are intended to be independent. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
common crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Arrangement ensuring intersection of two opposite running edges of turnouts or diamond crossings and having one crossing vee and two wing rails. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
common safety indicator (CSI) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Indicators listed in Annex I of Directive 2004/49/CE, information on which are to be collected by Member States to facilitate the assessment of the achievement of the Common Safety Targets and to provide for the monitoring of the general development of railway safety. They relate to: - Accidents - Incidents and near-misses - Consequences of accidents - Technical safety of infrastructure and its implementation - Management of safety. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
common safety methods (CSM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The methods adopted by the European Commission under Article 6 of the Directive to describe how safety levels and achievement of safety targets and compliance with other safety requirements are assessed. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
common safety methods (CSMs) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The methods to be developed to describe how safety levels and achievement of safety targets and compliance with other safety requirements are assessed, by elaborating and defining: (a) risk evaluation and assessment methods, (b) methods for assessing conformity with requirements in safety certificates and safety authorisations issued in accordance with Articles 10 and 11, (c) as far as they are not yet covered by TSIs, methods to check that the structural subsystems of the trans- European highspeed and conventional rail systems are operated and maintained in accordance with the relevant essential requirements. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
common safety methods (CSMs) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The methods adopted by the European Commission under Article 6 of the Directive to describe how safety levels and achievement of safety targets and compliance with other safety requirements are assessed. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
common safety targets (CST) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The safety levels adopted by the Commission of the European Communities pursuant to Article 7 of the Directive 2004/49 and must be reached by different parts of the rail system and by the system as a whole expressed in risk assessment criteria. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
common safety targets (CST) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The safety levels adopted by the Commission of the European Communities pursuant to Article 7 of the Directive and must be reached by different parts of the rail system and by the system as a whole expressed in risk assessment criteria. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
common safety targets (CSTs) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The safety levels that must at least be reached by different parts of the rail system (such as the conventional rail system, the high speed rail system, long railway tunnels or lines solely used for freight transport) and by the system as a whole, expressed in risk acceptance criteria, for: (a) individual risks relating to passengers, staff including the staff of contractors, level crossing users and others, and, without prejudice to existing national and international liability rules, individual risks relating to unauthorised persons on railway premises; (b) societal risks. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
common signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that applies to any of a group of converging tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
common technical specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A technical specification drawn upon accordance with a procedure recognized by the Member States with a view to uniform application in all Member States and published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
common technical specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A technical specification, drawn up in accordance with a procedure recognised by the Member States with a view to uniform application in all Member States which has been published in the Official Journal and is in force, and includes a TSI. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
common-cause failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Failure common to items which are intended to be independent. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
communication session by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Communication link between the onboard system and the RBC. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
community harmonisation legislation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Mean any Community legislation harmonising the conditions for the marketing of products. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
compartment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Passenger area or staff area, which cannot be used as a through route for passengers or staff respectively. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
compartment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Passenger area or staff area, which cannot be used as a through route for passengers or staff respectively. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and/or skills and, where relevant, demonstrated personal attributes, as defined in the certification scheme. Source:CMW Glossary
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The qualification and experience necessary to safely and reliably undertake the task being performed. Experience can be gained as part of the training process. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstrated personal attributes and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The qualification and experience necessary to safely and reliably undertake the task being performed. Experience can be gained as part of the training process. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
competence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability to perform activities to the standards expected in employment; it is a combination of practical and thinking skills, experience and knowledge. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
competence management system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process of getting staff to be competent, followed by competence assessment and reassessment, and maintaining staff competence. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
competence management system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Process to develop and maintain staff competence, that includes risk assessments of activities, selecting suitable standards and using procedures and appropriate methods to carry out competence management, maintaining records, carrying out verification, audits and reviews of the system and feeding back recommendations to improve the system. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
competent authority by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The safety authority referred to in Article 16 of Directive 2004/49/EC. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
competent authority by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any local, national or supra-national agency, authority, department, inspectorate, minister, ministry, official, court, tribunal, or public or statutory person (whether autonomous or not and including the Office of Rail Regulation) whether of the United Kingdom or of the European Union, which has, in respect of an Access Agreement, jurisdiction over either or both of the Access Parties to, or the subject matter of, that agreement provided that 'Competent Authority' shall not include Her Majesty?s Government (or any department, minister, official or nominee of it) where acting as shareholder of the Access Party in question or other than pursuant to the Crown prerogative or a statutory function or power. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Competent Worker by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Worker certified as competent to carry out the relevant task.
complaint by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expression of dissatisfaction, other than appeal by any person or organization to a conformity assessment body or accreditation body relating to the activities of that body, where a response is expected. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
compliance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A demonstration that a characteristic or property of a product satisfies the stated requirements. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
compliance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A demonstration that a characteristic or property of a system, product or other change satisfies the stated requirements. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
compliance test by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Test used to show whether or not a characteristic or a property of an item complies with the stated specification. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
concession by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This term defines the cross Channel Fixed Link (the two rail tunnels, the service tunnel and technical areas, the two terminals at Coquelles and Folkestone, the links to the two national rail networks) and the operating system upon which it functions. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
concession by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Permission to use or release a product that does not conform to specified requirements. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
condition based maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Preventive maintenance based on performance and/or parameter monitoring and the subsequent actions. Performance and parameter monitoring may be scheduled, on request or continuous. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
conditional crosslock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A crosslock that is only in effect as long as a route is set up or a signal is cleared. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
conditional locking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking between a switch and a signal in which the locking of the switch by clearing the signal depends on the position of other switches. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
conductor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The chief of a train crew. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
configuration by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structuring and interconnection of the hardware and software of a system for its intended application. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
configuration control (of vital safety information) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process of evaluating, coordinating, disposing, and implementing a change configuration item. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
configuration control (of vital safety information) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Configuration of a product or system established at a specific point in time, which captures both the structure and details of the product. It serves as reference for further activities and is also known as a configuration baseline (ISO 10007). An application or software baseline provides the ability to change or to rebuild the specific version at a later date. A snapshot or a position which is recorded. Although the position may be updated later, the baseline remains unchanged and available as a reference of the original state and as a comparison against the current position (PRINCE 2). Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
configuration control (of vital safety information) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process to assure that all documentation which describes a system and its various components is current and reflects the actual functional and physical characteristics of the system throughout its life cycle. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
configuration management by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A discipline applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance to identify and document the functional and physical characteristics of a configuration item, control change to those characteristics, record and report change processing and implementation status and verify compliance with specified requirements. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
conflicting routes by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Interlocked routes that must not be set up at the same time. Conflicting routes would lock each other by a plain or special locking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fulfilment by a product of specified requirements. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fulfilment of a requirement. Fulfilment by a product, process or service of specifications. [EN 13306: 2001; Maintenance Terminology]. Source:CMW Glossary
conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fulfilment by a product, process or service of specifications. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fulfilment of a requirement. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
conformity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fulfilment by a product, process or service of specified requirements. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
conformity assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process service, system, person or body have been fulfilled. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
conformity assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
conformity assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process, service, system, person or body have been fulfilled. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
conformity assessment body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Body that performs conformity assessment activities including calibration, testing, certification and inspection. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
conformity assessment body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Body that performs conformity assessment services. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
conformity assessment body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A body that performs conformity assessment activities including calibration, testing, certification and inspection. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
conformity assessment programme by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity assessment system related to pecified objects of conformity assessment, to which the same specified requirements specific rules and procedures apply. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
conformity assessment scheme by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity assessment system related to pecified objects of conformity assessment, to which the same specified requirements specific rules and procedures apply. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
conformity assessment system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rules, procedures and management for carrying out conformity assessment. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
conformity certificate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A certificate drawn up by the notified body in relation to a subsystem as part of the procedure for drawing up the EC verification declaration for that subsystem. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
conformity declaration by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An EC declaration of conformity prepared in accordance with the procedures set out in any TSI relevant to the subsystem or interoperability constituent in question. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
conformity declaration by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An EC declaration of conformity drawn up by a manufacturer or its authorised representative in the State. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
congested infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Section of infrastructure for which demand for infrastructure capacity cannot be fully satisfied during certain periods even after coordination of the different requests for capacity. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
connected facility by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A facility connected to the main railway network such as terminal, port or light maintenance depot. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
consensus by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:general agreement, characterised by: (a) the absence of sustained opposition to substantial issues by any member of the Committee concerned; and (b) a process that involves seeking to take into account the views of all the members of the Committee concerned and to reconcile conflicting arguments. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
consequence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The results arising from the addition of energy, or exposure, to a hazard. These may range from benign results to accidents. Several consequences may be associated with a hazard. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
consequence analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Analysis of events which are likely to happen after a hazard has occurred. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
consignee by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Party by whom the goods are to be received. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
consignee by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person entitled to take delivery of the goods. Source:Terminology on combined transport
consignment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Refers to the number of goods handed over by shipper to consignee. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
consignment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A separately identifiable amount of goods to be transported from one consignor to one consignee via one or more than one modes of transport as specified in one single transport document. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
consignment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collection of goods transported under cover of the same transport document in accordance with regulations or tariffs in force where they exist. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
consignment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Freight sent under a single contract of carriage. In combined transport, this term may be used for statistical purposes, to measure loading units or road vehicles. Source:Terminology on combined transport
consignment note by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A document which evidence a contract for the transportation by a carrier of one consignment from a named place of acceptance to a named place of delivery. It contains details of the consignment to be carried. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
consignment purchasing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vendor maintains a merchandise inventory on buyer's premises. Title to the goods remains with the vendor up to the point when the goods are withdrawn from the consignment stock. The withdrawals are reported to the vendor at regular intervals and invoiced accordingly. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
consignment stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Term used to refer to a store in which activities are carried out that go beyond the mere storage of goods. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
consignor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Is the direct customer of the carrier. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
consignor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Party which, by contract with a service integrator, consigns or sends goods with the carrier, or has them conveyed by him. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
consignor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person or company who puts goods in the care of others (forwarding agent/freight forwarder, carrier/transport operator) to be delivered to a consignee. Source:Terminology on combined transport
consolidation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The grouping together of several consignments into a full load. Source:Terminology on combined transport
constant failure rate period by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Period in the life time of an item during which the failure rate is approximately constant. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
consumable item by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Item or material that is not item specific and intended for use only once. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
contact details by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A Stakeholder?s name, postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number and agreed point of contact for consultation purposes. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
contact force by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vertical force applied by the pantograph to the OCL. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
contact line system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:System that distributes the electrical energy to the trains running on the route and transmits it to the trains by means of current collectors. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
contact wire uplift by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vertical upward movement of the grooved contact wire due to the force produced from the pantograph. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
container by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(Large-)Units to carry freight, strong enough for repeated use, stackable and fitted with devices for transshipment between different modes. They where first used as transport devices in Austria in 1967. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
container by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Generic term for a box to carry freight, strong enough for repeated use, usually stackable and fitted with devices for transfer between modes. Source:Terminology on combined transport
container depot by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Storage location for containers. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
container rolloff/transport system (ACTS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This system allows direct transshipment of containers from trucks to railcars and vice-versa without having to use a crane or a terminal. This is achieved by the use of freight waggons equipped with special swivelling frames. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
contingency plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Plan drawn by the infrastructure manager listing the various public bodies to be informed in the event of serious incidents or serious disturbance to train movements. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
continous replenishment program (CRP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Aim: To ensure that the supply chain to retailers is as troublefree and cost- efficient as possible. Retailers send manufacturer weekly requirement forecasts covering a period of three weeks. The nearer the delivery deadline draws, the more detailed forecasts are transmitted allowing the manufacturer to optimize production volumes. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
continual improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Recurring activity to increase the ability to fulfil requirements. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
continual improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Recurring activity to increase the ability to fulfil requirements. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
continual improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Recurring process of enhancing the safety management system in order to achieve improvements in overall safety performance consistent with the organization's safety policy. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
continuos automatic train protection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:ATP system in which the train receives data at all times in order to control the protection system. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
continuous improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Recurring activity to increase the ability to fulfil requirements. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
continuous improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Recurring process of enhancing the safety management system in order to achieve improvements in overall safety performance consistent with the organization's safety policy. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
continuous-flow conveyors by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Continuously operating appliances used to move goods horizontally, vertically or on an incline, generally on a predetermined track or path. Benefits: minimum energy consumption, low operating expenditure, high safety (comprises: conveyor belts, drag chains, roller conveyors, jigger conveyors) Antonym: Discontinuous conveyors, work discontinuously. Vertical: lift, horizontal: floor conveyor. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
contract by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fixed agreement for delivery of Rolling Stock. Options under a contract are excluded from this definition and are regarded to as being a new contract at the moment of converting the option into contract for delivery. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
contract by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Binding agreement. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
contract by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fixed agreement for delivery of rolling stock. Options under a contract are excluded from this definition and are regarded to as being a new contract at the moment of converting the option into contract for delivery. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
contracting entities by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:- Public authorities or public undertakings exercising one of the activities referred to in paragraph 2 of Dir. 93/38 (among which the operation of networks providing a service to the public in th field of transport by railway, automated systems, tramway, Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
contracting entity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any entity, whether public or private, which orders the design and/or construction or the renewal or upgrading of a subsystem. This entity may be a railway undertaking, an infrastructure manager or a keeper, or the concession holder responsible for carrying out a project. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
contracting entity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any entity, whether public or private, which orders the design and/or construction or the renewal or upgrading of a subsystem. This entity may be a railway undertaking, an infrastructure manager or a keeper, or the concession holder responsible for carrying out a project. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
contracting entity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Is responsible for the subsystem as a whole, but can be itself responsible for the whole subsystem project and involved in the production, or delegate or subcontract certain tasks related to a subsystem (e.g. its design, manufacture or maintenance) to main contractors whose activities contribute to fulfil essential requirements of the TSI. (AEIF 01/16-DV Version EN09) The contracting entity issues the EC declaration and applies for approval. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
contracting entity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a structural subsystem used, or intended for use, in the construction, upgrading, renewal, maintenance or operation of any part of the railway system in the State forming part of the trans-European conventional rail system, any person who: - (a) has contracted with another person for the manufacture, construction, upgrading, renewal, maintenance or operation by that other person of that structural subsystem or - (b) manufactures, constructs, upgrades, renews, maintains or operates that structural subsystem for his or her own use, or for sale to, or use by, another person but not where he or she is contracted to do so by a person falling under paragraph (a). Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
contracting entity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person in relation to a project who: (a) designs or manufactures or intends to design or manufacture the project on his own account; or (b) contracts or intends to contract with another person for that other person to design or manufacture the project; and includes an authorised representative established in the Community appointed by the contracting entity to act on his behalf. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
control and command and signalling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the equipment necessary to ensure safety and to command and control movements of trains authorised to travel on the network. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
control center by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A centralized control system that controls the train movements in a large territory. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
control command system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:That set of functions and their implementation which allow the safe and predictable movement of rail traffic in order to meet the desired operational activities. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
control station by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The dispatcher's office or the location where an operator is on duty and from which remote-controlled signal appliances are operated. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
control-command subsystem by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:That set of functions and their implementation, which allow the safe movement of trains. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
controlled absolute signal by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signal that is controlled or operated by a Signaller or a Competent Worker. The signal must not be passed at STOP without authority.
controlled infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway Infrastructure (other than Excluded Infrastructure) within the Railway Safety Case of an Infrastructure Manager who is a Railway Group Member. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
controlled lenght of a signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The length of track behind a signal that must be clear as long the signal displays a proceed aspect. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
controlled level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:level crossing operated under supervision and interlocked with the protecting signals. Many be monitoed by closed circuit television (CCTV). Source:European Railway Signalling
controlled location by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A location where a Signaller controls the signalling and Safeworking operations either on-site or remotely.
controlled manual block by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A manual block system in which the signals are operated manually and controlled by continuous track circuits, requiring co-operation between the operators of adjacent block stations. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
controlled point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A station where signals are remote- controlled from a control station. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
controlled siding (CS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A circuited siding in which train movements are governed by signals under control of a dispatcher or operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
controlled signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that is locally or remotely controlled by an operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
controlled speed by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Controlled speed is a speed that allows rail traffic to stop short of an obstruction within half the distance of clear line that is visible ahead.
controller by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A performer who is in charge of all GSM- R communication to trains in a defined area. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
conventional high speed railway vehicle by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any railway vehicle not specially designed to run on dedicated or upgraded high speed lines but still being able to reach a maximum cruising speed of aproximately 200 km/h. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
conventional rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:"Trans-European conventional rail system" means the structure, as described in Annex I, composed of lines and fixed installations, of the trans- European transport network, built or upgraded for conventional rail transport and combined rail transport, plus the rolling stock designed to travel on that infrastructure. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
conventional rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Network still not classified as Trans- european conventional rail system, including track access to terminals and main port facilities serving or potentially serving more than one user, except for infrastructure and rolling stock reserved for a strictly local, historical or touristic use or infrastructure which is functionally isolated from the rest of the rail system. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
conventional rail system Regulations by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Communities (Interoperability of the Trans-European Conventional Rail System) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 61 of 2004) (as amended by the European Communities (Interoperability of the Trans-European Conventional and High-Speed Rail Systems) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 212 of 2006) (?Regulations of 2006?) and the European Communities (Interoperability of the Trans-European Conventional and (High-Speed Rail System) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 772 of 2007) (?Regulations of 2007?). Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
conventional rolling stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rolling stock which is or forms part of the rolling stock subsystem of the conventional TEN rail system. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
conventional traffic by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Traditional full-load traffic. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
cooperation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Measures taken to enable the efficient creation and allocation of infrastructure capacity which crosses more than one network. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
cooperation mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Mode of train operation where various RU cooperate under the leadership of one RU (LRU). Each involved RU contracts the needed path for the transport journey on its own. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
coordination by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Process through which the allocation body and applicants will attempt to resolve situations in which there are conflicting applications for infrastructure capacity. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
Coordination group by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Group of notified bodies set up by the Commission to discuss any matter relating to the application of the procedures for assessing conformity or suitability for the use and the verification procedure , or to the application of the relevant TSIs. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
coordination group by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Group of notified bodies set up by the Commission to discuss any matter relating to the application of the procedures for assessing conformity or suitability for the use and the verification procedure , or to the application of the relevant TSIs. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
cordon cap increase by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:If Network Rail considers that a new Cordon and/or Cordon Cap should be incorporated into the Applicant's Access Agreement, it shall serve a notice on the Applicant specifying the increase that Network Rail considers should be made to the Applicant's Existing Cordon Cap or, where no Cordon or Cordon Cap exists in the Applicant's Access Agreement, provide to the Applicant a new Cordon and/or Cordon Cap (in either case a 'Cordon Cap Increase') to take effect at the same time as the corresponding Relevant Surrender. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Core TEN Line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A TEN line identified by a Member State as an important part of an international corridor in Europe. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
core TEN line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An important international corridor as selected by a Member State from the TEN defined in Decision 884/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
corner fitting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fixed points usually located on the top and bottom corners of a container into which twist locks or other devices engage to enable the container to be lifted, stacked and secured. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
corner fitting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fixed points usually located at the top and bottom corners of a container into which twistlocks or other devices engage to enable the container to be lifted, stacked, secured. These fittings are increasingly used on swap bodies, although not on the corners but at points which are compatible with 20 or 40 feet container corner fittings. Source:Terminology on combined transport
correction by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action to eliminate a detected nonconformity. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
corrective action by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action to eliminate the cause of a detected nonconformity. Source:CMW Glossary
corrective action by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action to eliminate the cause of a detected nonconformity or other undesirable situation. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
corrective action by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action to eliminate the cause of a detected nonconformity. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
corrective maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Maintenance carried out after fault recognition and intended to put an item into a state in which it can perform a required function. Source:CMW Glossary
corrective maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Maintenance carried out after fault recognition and intended to put an item into a state in which it can perform a required function. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
corrective maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The maintenance carried out after fault recognition and intended to put a product into a state in which it can perform a required function. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
corrective maintenance time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Part of the maintenance time during which corrective maintenance is carried out on an item, including technical and logistic delays inherent in corrective maintenance. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
cost of damages to environment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Costs that are to be met by Railway Undertakings/Infrastructure Managers, appraised on the basis of their experience, in order to restore the damaged area to its state before the railway accident. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
cost of material damage to rolling stock or infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The cost of providing new rolling stock or infrastructure, with the same functionalities and technical parameters as that damaged beyond repair, and the cost of restoring repairable rolling stock or infrastructure to its state before the accident. Both are to be estimated by Railway Undertakings/Infrastructure Managers on the basis of their experience. Costs related to leasing rolling stock, as a consequence of non availability due to damaged vehicles, are to be counted. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
costs by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The change in total costs of the railway undertaking resulting from the introduction of new traffic, from an increase or a reduction in existing traffic or from the termination of such traffic. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 2183/78 laying down uniform costing principles for railway undertakings
costs by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The amount of available resources spent by a railway body in conjunction with an operation or service, or with a series of operations and services. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
costs by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Includes expenses. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
costs of delays as a consequence of accidents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The monetary value of delays incurred by users, passengers and freight customers, of rail transport as a consequence of accidents, calculated through a model which estimates the monetary value of time savings. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
COTS-product by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Commercially-off-the-shelf products. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
COTS-product by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Commercially off the shelf products. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
counter notice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Train Operator may, within 10 Working Days of receipt of a Failure to Use Notice, serve a Counter Notice on Network Rail stating that: (a) it considers the Failure to Use Notice to be invalid; (b) there has been no Failure to Use or that the Failure to Use was not continuing at the date of the service of the Failure to Use Notice; and/or any Ancillary Movements and/or Stabling specified in the Failure to Use Notice as being Rights Subject to Surrender: (i) are not directly associated with the relevant Quantum Access Right; and/or (ii) would still be required by the Train Operator following the surrender of the relevant Quantum Access Right; and/or (d) there are Grounds for Objection to the proposed surrender, and must provide evidence with the Counter Notice in support of its contentions. The Train Opeartor shall send a copy of any Counter Notice and such evidence to the Office of Rail Regulation. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
coupling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The mechanical interface that enables vehicles to be operated together. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
covered wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Wagon characterized by its closed construction (solid sides all the way up and roof) and by the safety it provides for the goods conveyed in it (possibility of padlocking and sealing). Wagons with opening roof as well as insulated, heated and refrigerated are included. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
crane by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conventional lifting crane where the load is suspended by cable via a jib. The handling of ITUs requires the cable to be connected to the ITUs? corners. Source:Terminology on combined transport
criteria by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Decision and Prioritisation Criteria. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
cross acceptance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The status achieved by a product that has been accepted by one Authority to the relevant European Standards and is acceptable to other Authorities without the necessity for further assessment. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
cross level by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Cross level is the difference in vertical height of one rail with respect to the other, when measured laterally across the track between the centres of the running face of each rail. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
cross-acceptance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The status achieved by a product that has been accepted by one authority to the relevant European Standards and is acceptable to other authorities without the necessity for further assessment. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
cross-docking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Distribution system where products received are routed directly to regional centers, bypassing the storage and picking process, thus eliminating significant labor. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
cross-passage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Short tunnel to connect two or more parallel tunnels, to provide a connection, used for rescue, maintenance and installations, sometimes also for aerodynamic reasons. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
cross-passage (CP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Pedestrian passageway between the service tunnel and the rail tunnels, located every 375 metres. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An intersection of two tracks at grade. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
crosslock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An appliance that provides a permanent interlocking of a switch with a derailer or with another switch. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
crossover by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A communicating railway track enabling trains to pass from one rail tunnel to the other, especially during maintenance operations. The two crossovers divide the length of the rail tunnels into three sections. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
crossover by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An arrangement of corresponding turnouts providing a connection between two parallel tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
crown of rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The highest point on the rail head. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
current collector by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Equipment fitted to the vehicle and intended to collect current from a contact wire or conductor rail. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
current expenditure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expenditure on maintenance and operation. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 1108/70 introducing an accounting system for expenditure on infrastructure in respect of transport by rail, road and inland waterway
current expenditure (infrastructure) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The total expenditure (in respect of staff, and goods and services provided by third parties) in connection with the upkeep and operation of infrastructure. Source:Commission Regulation (EEC) 2598/70 specifying the items to be included under the various headings in the forms of accounts shown in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1108/70 of 4 June 1970
current traffic by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A direction specified by the rules for all train movements on a main track. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
customer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Organization or person that receives a product. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
customer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person who intends to buy, or is buying, or has bought a railway product for him/herself or for other person(s). May therefore be different from Passenger (see). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
customer satisfaction by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:customer's perception of the degree to which the customer's requirements have been fulfilled. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
customized path by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Path created by the infrastructure manager to meet the needs of railway undertakings. Customized paths created during a timetable to meet isolated demand for capacity over a short period are called 'spot paths'. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
DAAT by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Automatic stop mechanism installed on some non electrified single-track lines. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
Danger Zone by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Everywhere within 3m horizontally from the nearest rail, and any distance above or below this 3m, unless a safe place exists or has been created.
dangerous goods by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Materials defined under the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code).
dangerous goods by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Substances and articles the transport by rail of which is prohibited or authorized only on certain conditions by the Annex to Directive 96/49. Source:Directive 96/49/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous good by rail
dangerous goods by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The classes of dangerous goods carried by rail are those defined by the International Regulations concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
dangerous occurences by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A dangerous occurrence is an unplanned and undesired occurrence which has the potential to cause injury and which may or may not cause damage to property, equipment or the environment. It may result from a sequence of events and circumstances involving a combination of unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, system failures, human factors and/or omissions. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
dangerous substances by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:For the purposes of articles 3 and 4, substances generally considered to fulfil the criteria laid down in Annex IV, For the purposes of article 5, substances in the lists in Annex III and Annex II in the quantities referred to in the second column. Source:Seveso directive 82/501/EEC ("Seveso I")
dark territory by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A territory with a non-signaled operation. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
data reporting, analysis and corrective action system (DRACAS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A closed-loop system for ensuring that failures and other incidents are thoroughly analysed and that any necessary corrective action, particularly if it affects safety, is identified and carried through. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
data warehouse by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collection of large data volumes (sales data, POS data) allowing structured analysis of data via data base systems ("data mining"). Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
de-registration by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action that can be initiated by the user of a GSM-R radio, by automatic systems or by the network authority, to change the status of a GSM-R radio to de- registered. The de-registration allows the de- registered train number to be re-used by another train. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
dead end siding by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A portion of line connected to a running line or other siding, with points at one end only.
deaths (killed person) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person killed immediately or dying within 30 days as a result of an accident, excluding suicides. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
decision criteria by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Decision Criteria consist of the necessity or desirability of the following (none of which necessarily has priority over any other): (a) sharing the capacity, and securing the development, of the Network for the carriage of passengers and goods in the most efficient and economical manner in the interests of all users of railway services having regard, in particular, to safety, the effect on the environment of the provision of railway services and the proper maintenance, improvement and enlargement of the Network; (b) seeking consistency with any current Route Utilisation Strategy which is either (i) published by the Strategic Rail Authority or the Department for Transport before 31 May 2006, or (ii) established by Network Rail in accordance with its Network Licence; (c) enabling a Bidder to comply with any contract to which it is party (including any contracts with their customers and, in the case of a Bidder who is a franchisee or franchise operator, including the franchise agreement to Source:Network Rail - Network Code
declaration by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:First-party attestation. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
decryption by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Converting encrypted data back into original form. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
decryption by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Converting encrypted data back into original form. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
dedicated high speed line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A line specially built to allow traffic at speeds generally equal to or greater than 250 km/h for the main segments. (High speed lines may include connecting lines, in particular junctions with town centre stations located on them, on which speeds may take account of local conditions). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
defect by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-fulfilment of a requirement related to an intended or specified use. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
deferred maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Corrective maintenance which is not immediately carried out after a fault detection but is delayed in accordance with given maintenance rules. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
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degradation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Irreversible process in one or more characteristics of an item with either time, use or an external cause. Degradation may lead to failure. Degradation is often referred to as wearout. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
degraded operation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Operation resulting from an unplanned event that prevents the normal delivery of train services. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
degraded operation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Operation resulting from an unplanned event that prevents the normal delivery of train services. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
degraded operation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Operation resulting from an unplanned event that prevents the normal delivery of train services. Source:OPE glossary
degraded situation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Situation resulting from an event that prevents the normal delivery of train services. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
degraded state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:State of an item whereby that item continues to perform a function to acceptable limits but which are lower than the specified values or continues to perform only some of its required functions. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
delay by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the time difference between the time the passenger was scheduled to arrive in accordance with the published timetable and the time of his or her actual or expected arrival. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
delay attribution guide by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The guide is incorporated into the Network Code and provides guidance to ensure the consistency of application and approach by all parties involved in the process of delay attribution. This enables accurate records to be kept of the causes of delay and cancellation to train services resulting from incidents occurring across the main rail network. The guide supports the need for management information as well as the requirement for parties to be compensated accordingly for delays experienced. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
delay attribution guide by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The document which provides guidance on the attribution of delay across the Network, entitled 'Delay Attribution Guide' as issued by Railtrack PLC (in railway administration) on 1 September 2002. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
delegate by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Competent Worker authorised and designated to act in place of another.
delivered duty unpaid (DDU) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:It means that the seller delivers the goods to the buyer, not cleared for import, and not unloaded from any arriving means of transport at the named place of destination. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
delivery unit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Physical unit created for a transport and which is not split up during transport. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
demarcation fencing by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Easily-seen, continuous worksite safety boundary markers.
departure date/time (actual -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Date (and time) of departure of means of transport. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
departure date/time (actual -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Actual date (and time) of departure of means of transport. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
departure date/time (estimated -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Date (and time) of departure of means of transport based on current forecast. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
departure date/time (planned -) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Date (and time) of departure of means of transport in the timetable. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
departure delay, actual by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the time difference between the departure date/time actual and the departure date/time planned. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
departure delay, expected by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the time difference between the departure date/time. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
departure yard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A subyard of a classification yard in which trains are prepared for departure. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dependability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collective item used to describe the availability and its influencing factors: reliability, maintainability and maintenance supportability. Dependability is used only for general descriptions in non-quantitative terms. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
dependability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collective term used to describe the availability performance and its influencing factors: reliability performance, maintainability performance and maintenance support performance. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
dependent failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The failure of a set of events, the probability of which cannot be expressed as the simple product of the unconditional probabilities of the individual events. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
dependent failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The failure of a set of events; the probability of which cannot be expressed as the simple product of the unconditional probabilities of the individual events. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
dependent point lock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A point lock that is actuated by the same device as that which drives the points. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dependent tower by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking tower in which a signal can only be cleared after it has been remotely unlocked from the command tower. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
deputy chairman by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The deputy chairman of the Board. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
derail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A flank protection device that would derail an unsafe movement before it could join the protected route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
derail device by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A device intended to guide the wheels of rail traffic off rails.
derogation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Under certain circumstances, described as derogations, projects can be exempted from having to comply with all or part of a TSI or TSIs.The circumstances under which derogations might be awarded, and arrangements for considering and approving derogation requests, are set out in Article 7 of Directive 96/48/EC. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
derogation application by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An application to the RSSB for a Derogation. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
design by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The activity applied in order to analyse and transform specified requirements into acceptable design solutions which have the required safety integrity. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
design and development by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of processes that transforms requirements into specified characteristics or into the specification of a product, process or system. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
design authority by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Body responsible for the formulation of a design solution to fulfil the specified requirements and for overseeing the subsequent development and setting to work of a system in its intended environment. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
design authority by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The body responsible for the formulation of a design solution to fulfil the specified requirements and for overseeing the subsequent development and setting-to-work of a system in its intended environment. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
Design contest by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The national procedures which enable the contracting entity to acquire, mainly in the fields of architecture, engineering or data processing, a plan or design selected by a jury after having been put out to competition with or without the award of prizes. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
design examination by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Assessment of the design of a product by examination of the design methods, the design tools and the design results, taking into account, if appropriate, the results of tests and reviews and validation by in-service experience. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
design examination certificate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Document certifying the ability of the design of a product such that the product will meet the requirements. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
design linear mass by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The theoretical mass of a new rail in kg/m. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
design review by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Documented, comprehensive and systematic examination of a design to evaluate its capability to fulfil the requirements for conformity at the completion of the design process. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
design value by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Theoretical value without manufacturing or construction tolerance. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
design value by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Theoretical value without manufacturing, construction or maintenance tolerances. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
designated person by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The individual within a Stakeholder who has professional responsibility for the subject area concerned, and who has authority to make commitments on behalf of that Stakeholder in respect of measures controlling Risk. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
designation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Governmental authorization of a conformity assessment body to perform specified conformity assessment activities. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
designer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:One or more persons assigned by the Design Authority to analyse and transform specified requirements into acceptable design solutions which have the required safety integrity. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
destination signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:1) A interlocking signal that governs train movements to leave home signal limits. 2) An opposing interlocking signal a train passes when leaving interlocking limits. 3) An interlocking signal at the exit of an interlocked route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
destination-based automatic route setting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An automatic route setting system in which a route to the proper destination of a train is set up regardless of the scheduled train sequence in the timetable. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
determination by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An ADRR Determination or an Office of Rail Regulation Determination, as the case may be and 'Determined' (and cognate expressions) shall be construed accordingly. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
detonator by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
See Railway Track Signal.
detonator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An explosive signaling device, placed on the railhead and detonated by a passing vehicle. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
development commencement date by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The first day of a Timetable Development Period. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
deviation permit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Permission to depart from the originally specified requirements of a product prior to realization. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
diamond by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The inner part of a crossing where the rails form a diamond shape. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
diesel locomotive by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Locomotive, the main source of power of which is a diesel engine, irrespective of the type of transmission installed. (However, diesel-electric locomotives equipped to derive power from an overhead wire or from a conductor rail are classed as electric locomotives). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
direct by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To give instructions.
direct traffic control (DTC) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A radio-based occupation control system for non-signaled lines in which the train crews receive exclusive authority to occupy one or more blocks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
direct train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A train with related wagons which runs between two transhipment points (initial source ? final destination) without intermediate marshalling. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
direction by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In respect of an Access Agreement, any direction, requirement, instruction or rule binding on either or both of the Access Parties, and includes any modification, extension or replacement of any such direction, requirement, instruction or rule for the time being in force. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
disabled by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Unable to travel due to a defect.
disabled state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:State of an item characterized by its inability to perform a required function, for any reason. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
discrete-channel by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A system in which only the intended participants in a radio or telephone conversation can take part in the conversation.
dispatcher by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An employee who supervises the train movements of a line or a certain area. In CTC territory the dispatcher also does the work of an operator. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dispute party by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person who fulfilled the definition of 'dispute party' set out in the Access Dispute Resolution Rules. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
disputes chairman by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning ascribed to it in the Access Dispute Resolution Rules. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
disruptive event by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any event or circumstance which materially prevents or materially disrupts the operation of trains or any part of the Network in accordance with the Working Timetable. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
distance between track centres by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Horizontal distance between the centres of two adjacent tracks. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
distance between track centres by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The distance between points of the centre lines of the two tracks under consideration, measured parallel to the running surface of the reference track namely the less canted track. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
distant signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that provides an approach indication to a signal but that cannot show a stop aspect. A distant signal does not limit a block section. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
distribution logistics by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Logistics services prior in connection with preparation of goods for dispatch: picking, packaging, addressing/marking, labelling, tailoring and loading. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
distribution warehouse by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Distribution warehouses alter the composition of the flow of goods. Warehousing and movement processes are equally important. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
distributor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person in the supply chain, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who makes a product available on the market. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
distributor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person in the supply chain, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who makes a product available on the market. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
distributor by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means an undertaking providing legal and technical capacity to issuers to sell rail products or to provide on line- facilities to customer to by rail products. May be a carrier. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
diverging by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
(Line) dividing into two lines.
diverging track by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In the context of switches and crossings, a route which diverges from the through route. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
diverging track (in switches and crossings) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The route which diverges from the through route. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
diversity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A means of achieving all or part of the specified requirements in more than one independent and dissimilar manner. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
diversity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A means of achieving all or part of the specified requirements in more than one independent and dissimilar manner. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
document by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Information and its supporting medium. Source:CMW Glossary
document by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Information and its supporting medium. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
document by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Information and its supporting medium. Example: Record, specification; procedure document; drawing, report, standard. The medium can be paper, magnetic, electronic or optical computer disc, photograph or master sample, or a combination thereof. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
domestic journey by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a passenger journey by rail whereby a passenger does not cross a border of a Member State. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
domestic rail passenger service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a rail passenger service which does not cross a border of a Member State. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
door locked out of service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A door which is immobilised in a closed position by a mechanical device activate by a member of the train crew. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
double slip crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A crossing combined with four pairs of points to provide slip connections at both sides of the crossing. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
double slip switch by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A crossing combined with four pairs of points to provide slip connections at both sides of the crossing. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
double stack wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A rail wagon designed for the transport of containers stacked on top of each other. Source:Terminology on combined transport
down state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:State of an item characterized either by a fault, or by a possible inability to perform a required function during preventive maintenance. This state is related to availability. A down state is sometimes referred to as an internal disabled state. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
down time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Time interval during which an item is in a down state. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
down time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The time interval during which a product is in a down state. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
draft timetable by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The most recent draft of the Working Timetable. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
drafting group by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A team of experts brought together by the RSSB to undertake or advise on the drafting required for a Standards Change or the grant or modification of a Deviation. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
drafting period by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A period, to be notified by Network Rail, normally of 16 weeks and commencing on the first day following the end of the Preliminary Period. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
draw hook by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A draw hook of shape and dimensions conforming to clause 4.2.2.1.2 of the Freight Wagon TSI 2005; the reference height above rail level (ARL) is defined as being 1 025 mm + 15 mm/? 5 mm for an empty vehicle in running order conditions and with new wheels. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
drill signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:North American term for a special signal indication for authorizing yard movements. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
driver by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person qualified and authorised to drive trains. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
driver by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person competent and authorised to drive trains. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
driver by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person qualified and authorised to drive trains. Source:OPE glossary
Driver by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Competent Worker controlling the movement of rail traffic.
Driver Machine Interface (DMI) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:ETCS/GSM-R train borne device to enable communication between the onboard system and the driver. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
driving coach by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Coach equipped with a driver's cab. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
driving trailer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-traction vehicle equipped with a driving cab. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
driving trailer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:non-traction vehicle equipped with a driving cab. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
driving van by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Van fitted with a driver's cab. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
dual control switch by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A remote-controlled switch, that can also be hand-operated. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dual protective switch by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A protective switch that may be required for flank protection by two routes in normal and reverse position at the same time. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
durability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of an item to perform a required function under given conditions of use and maintenance, until a limiting state is reached. A limiting state of an item may be charaterized by the end of the useful life, unsuitability for any economic or technologic reasons or other relevant factors. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
duty holder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any individual or legal entity responsible for the risk which he imports onto the network, i.e. the RU. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
duty holder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any individual or legal entity responsible for the risk which it imports onto the network, i.e. the RU. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
dwarf signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A ground mounted signal. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dwell time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The total elapsed time from the time that a train stops in a station until the time it resumes moving. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
dynamic lateral force by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The sum of dynamic forces exerted by a wheelset on the track in lateral direction. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
dynamic picking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The order picker has direct access to those 20% of goods that make up 80% of the turnover. The rest is made available automatically by conveyor belts ("goods to picker"). First-time use in Austria at the central warehouse of the Spar food store chain at Marchtrenk. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
dynamic stiffness [of a rail fastening system] by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Defined in EN1 3481-1, clause 3.21. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
dynamic stiffness [of a rail pad] by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Defined in EN1 3481-1, clause 3.21. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
earthing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Measure to connect the overhead line or conductor rail directly to the earth to avoid inadmissible high contact voltage during works at electrified lines. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
earthworks by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Soil structures and soil-retaining structures that are subject to railway traffic loading. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
EC declaration of conformity and suitability (1) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The assessment by a notified body or bodies of the intrinsic conformity of an interoperability constituent, considered in isolation, to the technical specifications to be met. It must contain the following: - the Directive references; - the name and address of the manufacturer or his authorised representative established within the Community (give trade name and full address, in the case of the authorised representative, also give the trade name of the manufacturer or constructor); - description of interoperability constituent (make, type, etc.); - description of the procedure followed in order to declare conformity or suitability for use (Article 13); - all the relevant descriptions met by the interoperability constituent and, in particular, its conditions of use; - name and address of the notified body or bodies involved in the procedure followed in respect of conformity or suitability for use and date of examination certificate together with, Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
EC declaration of conformity and suitability (2) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The assessment/judgement by a notified body or bodies of the suitability for use of an interoperability constituent, considered within its railway environment and, in particular in cases where the interfaces are involved, in relation to the technical specifications, particularly those of a functional nature, which are to be checked. It must contain the following: - the Directive references; - the name and address of the manufacturer or his authorised representative established within the Community (give trade name and full address, in the case of the authorised representative, also give the trade name of the manufacturer or constructor); - description of interoperability constituent (make, type, etc.); - description of the procedure followed in order to declare conformity or suitability for use (Article 13); - all the relevant descriptions met by the interoperability constituent and, in particular, its conditions of use; - name and address of the notified body Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
EC declaration of conformity and suitability (2) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The assessment/judgment by a notified body or bodies of the suitability for use of an interoperability constituent, considered within its railway environment and in particular in cases where the interfaces are involved, in relation to the technical specifications, particulary those of a functional nature, which are to be checked. It must contain the following: - the Directive references; - the name and address of the manufacturer or his authorized representative established within the Community (give trade name and full address and in the case of the authorized representative also give the trade name of the manufacturer or constructor); - description of interoperability constituent (make, type, etc.); - description of the procedure followed in order to declare conformity, suitability for use (Article 13); - all of the relevant descriptions met by the interoperability constituent and in particular its conditions of use; Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
EC declaration of confromity and suitability (1) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The assessment by a notified body or bodies of the intrinsic conformity of an interoperability constituent, considered in isolation, to the technical specifications to be met. It must contain the following: - the Directive references; - the name and address of the manufacturer or his authorized representative established within the Community (give trade name and full address and in the case of the authorized representative also give the trade name of the manufacturer or constructor); - description of interoperability constituent (make, type, etc.); - description of the procedure followed in order to declare conformity, suitability for use (Article 13); - all of the relevant descriptions met by the interoperability constituent and in particular its conditions of use; - name and address of notified body (bodies) involved in the procedure followed in respect of conformity or suitability for use and date of Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
EC verification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure whereby a notified body checks and certifies, at the request of a contracting entity or of its authorised representative established within the Community, that a subsystem: - complies with the Directive; - complies with the other regulations deriving from the Treaty, and may be put into operation. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
EC verification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The procedure whereby a notified body checks and certifies, at the request of a contracting entity or its authorized representative established within the Community, that a subsystem: - complies with the Directive 96/48; - complies with the other regulations deriving from the Treaty and may be put into operation. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
EC verification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Procedure whereby a notified body checks and certifies that a subsystem: - complies with the Directive - complies with the other regulations deriving from the Treaty, and may be put into operation. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
EC verification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The procedure whereby a notified body checks and certifies that a subsystem: - complies with the Directive - complies with the other regulations deriving from the Treaty, and may be put into operation. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
EC verification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The procedure whereby a notified body checks and certifies that a subsystem: - complies with the Directive - complies with the other regulations deriving from the Treaty, and may be put into operation. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
economic operators by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The manufacturer, the authorised representative, the importer and the distributor. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
economic operators by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The manufacturer, the importer, distributor and the authorised representative. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
edifact by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:"Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport": continuous communication of consignment-related data between logistics center, customer and customs authorities. All partners need suitable software for converting (one-off investment). Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
effective communication by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The ability to successfully send, receive and understand information. The communication does not need to be continuous.
effective date by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The date specified in a notice of proposal of a Short Term Network Change upon which the Short Term Network Change is proposed to become effective. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
effectiveness by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Extent to which planned activities are realized and planned results achieved. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
efficiency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Relationship between the result achieved and the resources used. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
efficient consumer response (ECR) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Interdisciplinary marketing, logistics and information management task focussing on cooperation to meet customers? demands in a better, faster and more cost-efficient way. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
efficient replenishment (ER) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:efficient subsequent supply of products. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
electric interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking system in which the interlocking is achieved by a mechanical lever frame with miniature levers and the switches and signals are operated by electric motors and are controlled electrically. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
electric locomotive by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Locomotive with one or more electric motors, deriving current primarily from overhead wires or conductor rails or from accumulators carried on the locomotive. (A locomotive so equipped which has also an engine (diesel or other) to supply current to the electric motor when it cannot be obtained from an overhead wire or from a conductor rail is classed as an electric locomotive). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
electric power by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Energy produced by hydro-electric, geothermal, nuclear and conventional thermal power stations, excluding energy produced by pumping stations, measured by the calorific value of electricity (3.6 TJ/GWh). Pumping station is a power station with a reservoir which is filled by the use of pumps. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
electric unit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit supplied with electric energy by an electrification system. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
electric/diesel multiple unit (EMU/DMU) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Trainsets, where all vehicles are capable of carrying a payload. Traction and other equipment are usually, but not exclusively under-floor. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
electric/diesel multiple unit (EMU/DMU) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Trainsets, where all vehicles are capable of carrying passengers or luggage/mail. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
electric/diesel multiple unit (EMU/DMU) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:EMU/DMU are trainsets, where all vehicles are capable of carrying passengers or luggage / mail. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
electrical infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Equipment and systems for supplying and distributing electricity for traction purposes.
Electrical Representative by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A person with the appropriate delegated authority and electrical engineering competence to make judgments about electrical safety.
electrical supply line (fire safety) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The line between the current collector or current source and the main circuit breaker or the main fuse(s) on the vehicle. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
Electrical System Operator by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The person responsible for managing the Network electrical system and authorising the removal and restoration of overhead supply.
electrical train-kilometre by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Work unit used as a reference to determine the complememtary electrical charge (it is the product of the distance travelled by the number of trains towed by electric traction units). Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
electrification asset usage charge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Electrification Asset Usage Charge covers the incremental wear and tear of electrification assets. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
electrified line by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Line with one or more electrified running tracks. (Sections of lines adjacent to stations that are electrified only to permit shunting and not electrified as far as the next stations are to be counted as non- electrified lines). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
electrified track by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Track provided with an overhead trolley wire or with conductor rail to permit electric traction. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
electro-pneumatic interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking system in which the interlocking is achieved by a mechanical lever frame and with miniature levers the switches and signals are operated by pneumatic cylinder drives and are controlled electrically. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
electronic interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking system in which the interlocking is achieved by software. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
element by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Part of a product that has been determined to be a basic unit or building block. An element may be simple or complex. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
element by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A part of a product that has been determined to be a basic unit or building block. An element may be simple or complex. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
elementary section by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Portion of the national rail network defined by two special points, at its beginning and end. Each elementary section is uniquely identified by its number (possibly completed by its index, its starting and ending points, its measuring point, its length, and its rate category). Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
emergency by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Incident requiring urgent action. The incident might involve death or serious injury, health or safety effects, significant damage to property or infrastructure, significant train service disruption, or environmental impact.
emergency braking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Application of a predefined brake force in the shortest time in order to stop the train with a defined level of brake performance. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
emergency call by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Call set up with the highest priority within a GSM-R network. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
emergency communication by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(1) Communication between RU staff and IM in the case of emergency (2) Railway independent communication system for rescue services and state authorities. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
emergency cover by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A type of blocking facility used to cover an Electric Staff instrument.
emergency exit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train borne provision to allow people inside the train to get out of the train in case of an emergency. An external passenger door is a specific type of emergency exit. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
emergency exit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train borne provision to allow people inside the train to get out of the train in case of an emergency. An external passenger door is a specific type of emergency exit. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
emergency plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Plan developed under the direction of the Infrastructure Manager, in co- operation, where appropriate, with Railway Undertakings, Rescue services and relevant authorities for each tunnel. The emergency plan shall be consistent with the self-rescue, evacuation and rescue facilities provided. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
emergency plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An emergency plan is a plan developed under the direction of the Infrastructure Manager, in co-operation, where appropriate, with Railway Undertakings, Rescue services and relevant authorities for each tunnel. The emergency plan shall be consistent with the self-rescue, evacuation and rescue facilities provided. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
emergency propelling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A train movement performed in RV in emergency with the driver in a cab not on the front vehicle in the direction of running. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
emergency propelling area by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Area where emergency propelling movements are allowed in RV. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
emergency stop by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Halting of a train or a shunting movement after the driver has applied the maximum brake force as quickly as possible until the train is at standsti. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
emergency stop order by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Order to stop a train coming from the ETCS system applying the maximum brake force as quickly as possible until the train is at standstill. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
employee's timetable by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A timetable for official use by railroad employees. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
employees (staff of contractors and self-employed contractors are included) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person whose employment is in connection with a railway and is at work at the moment of the accident. It includes the crew of the train and persons handling rolling stock and infrastructure installations. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
employment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Average number of persons working during the given period in a railway body, as well as persons working outside the body but who belong to it and are directly paid by it. Statistics should include all full-time equivalent employees performing all principal and ancillary activities of the (railway operation, renewal, new construction, road and shipping services, electricity generation, hotels and restaurants, etc.). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
encryption by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Encoding of messages. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
encryption by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Encoding of data. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
end cock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A device mounted in a pipe that will allow airflow through the pipe when the end cock is in the open position. When moved to the closed position it will prevent flow through the pipe and will vent the pipe on one side on the end cock. Source:Commission Decision 2006/861/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem rolling stock - freight wagons of the trans-European conventional rail system
end coupling of units by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The coupling devices used to couple together two (or several) units to form a train. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
End Of Movement Authority (EOA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location where the target speed indicated on the DMI is zero or where the next ETCS marker board is reached when running in SR. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
end of train telemetry (EOT) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A device with an integrated rear end marker which is mounted at the rear car of a train and connected to the airbrake pipe to check train integrity by radio transmission to the leading engine. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
end-of-train marker by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A device, including tail lights, fitted to the trailing end of the last vehicle of a rail traffic consist to indicate the end of the consist.
endorse by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Approve a document, piece of equipment, etc, as being fit for purpose. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
Energy by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The electrification system, overhead lines and current collectors. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
energy consumption by rail transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Final energy consumed by tractive vehicles for traction, train services and facilities (heating, air conditioning, lighting?). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
engineer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An employee who drives an engine. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Engineering Management System (EMS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This system enables the RCC controllers to operate, control and manage the fixed equipment, related in part to the rail traffic and rail traffic safety, excluding signalling. Source:Eurotunnel Glossary
engineering possession by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A section of track which is closed to normal traffic and where the closure is for the purpose of carrying out maintenance which shall include any repair alteration, reconditioning, examination or testing of infrastructure. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
engineering safety management (ESM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The activities involved in making a system, product or other change safe and showing that it is safe. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
entance signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking signal at the entrance of an interlocked route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
entity in charge of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:an entity in charge of maintenance of a vehicle, and registered as such in the NVR. Source:Directive 2008/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community?s railways (Railway Safety Directive)
entity in charge of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An entity in charge of maintenance of a vehicle, and registered as such in the national vehicle register. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
entity in charge of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An entity in charge of maintenance of a vehicle, and registered as such in the national vehicle register. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
entity in charge of maintenance (ECM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Entity in charge of maintenance of a vehicle and registered as such in the National vehicle register. The entity responsible for the maintenance of the wagon shall ensure that reliable information about maintenance processes and data specified to be made available in the TSIs are available for the operating RU, and demonstrate on request of the operating RU that these processes ensure the compliance of the wagon with the Essential Requirements of Directive 2001/16/EC as modified by Directive 2004/50/EC. After delivery of the rolling stock by the supplier, and acceptance thereof, a single entity shall assume responsibility for the maintenance of the rolling stock and management of the Maintenance File. The RST Register, kept by each MS, shall state the entity responsible for the maintenance of the RST and the management of the Maintenance File. After delivery of the rolling stock by the supplier, and acceptance thereof, a single entity shall assume responsibility Source:CMW Glossary
entity responsible for the maintenance (ECM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Entity in charge of maintenance of a vehicle and registered as such in the National vehicle register. Source:CMW Glossary
entrance-exit operation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A form of operating an interlocking machine by pushing a bottom at the entrance and the exit of a route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
environmental condition by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(a) Any Environmental Damage; or (b) Any event, circumstance, condition, operation or activity which it is reasonably foreseeable is likely to result in Environmental Damage Which (in either case) in Network Rail?s reasonable opinion could result in Network Rail incurring any material liability or being subject to the Direction of any Competent Authority. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
environmental damage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any material injury or damage to persons, living organisms or property (including offence to man?s senses) or any pollution or impairment of the environment resulting from the discharge, emission, escape or migration of any substance, energy, noise or vibration. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
equal and national treatment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Treatment accorded to products or processes originating in other countries that is no less favour-able than that accorded to like products or processes of national origin, or originating in any other country, in a comparable situation. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
equal treatment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Treatment accorded to products or processes from one supplier that is no less favourable than that accorded to like products or processes from any other supplier, in a comparable situation. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
equipment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A functional physical item. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
equipment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A functional physical item. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
equivalence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Sufficiency of different conformity assessment results to provide the same level of assurance of conformity with regard to the same specified requirements. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
equivalence of conformity assessment results by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Sufficiency of different conformity assessment results to provide the same level of assurance of conformity with regard to the same specified requirements. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
equivalent conicity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Equivalent conicity is the tangent of the cone angle of a wheelset with coned wheels whose lateral movement has the same kinematic wavelength as the given wheelset on straight track and large- radius curves. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
equivalent conicity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Equivalent conicity is the tangent of the cone angle of a wheelset with coned wheels whose lateral movement has the same kinematic wavelength as the given wheelset on straight track and large- radius curves. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
equivalent conicity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The tangent of the cone angle of a wheelset with coned wheels whose lateral movement has the same kinematic wavelength as the given wheelset on straight track and large- radius curves. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
equivalent fatalities by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A measure of safety loss which takes into account both fatalities and injuries. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Deviation from the intended design which could result in unintended system behaviour or failure. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the intended design which could result in unintended system behaviour or failure. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the intended design which could result in unintended system behaviour or failure. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the intended design, which could result in unintended system behavior or failure. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
ERTMS (European rail traffic management system) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Signalling and operation management system using ETCS for the command control and GSM-R for data transmission. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
ERTMS Level 1 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Data transmission is achieved by spot transmission (Eurobalise) and in some cases by semi-continuous transmission (Euroloop or radio in-fill). The detection of trains is achieved by track-based equipment, usually track-circuits or axle counters. Signalling information is communicated to the driver by equipment in the driving cab and, optionally, lineside signals. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
ERTMS Level 2 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Data transmission is achieved by continuous radio transmission (GSM-R). For some functions, the radio transmission requires complementing by spot transmission (Eurobalise). The detection of trains is achieved by track- based equipment, usually track-circuits or axle counters. Signalling information is communicated to the driver by equipment in the driving cab and, optionally, lineside signals. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
ERTMS Level 3 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Data transmission is achieved by continuous radio transmission (GSM-R). For some functions, the radio transmission requires complementing by spot transmission (Eurobalise). The detection of trains is achieved by equipment on-board, reporting to the Control-Command Track-side Assembly. Signalling information is communicated to the driver by equipment in the driving cab. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
Essential functions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Functions determining equitable and non-discriminatory access to infrastructure. They are: - preparation and decision making related to the licensing of railway undertakings including granting of individual licenses, - decision making related to the path allocation including both the definition and the assessment of availability and the allocation of individual train paths, - decision making related to infrastructure charging, - monitoring observance of public service obligations required in the provision of certain services. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
essential requirement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The essential requirements constitute both the general and specific criteria with which construction works must comply; whereas such requirements are to be understood as requiring that the said works conform with an appropriate degree of reliability with one, some or all of these requirements when and where this is laid down in regulations. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Essential requirements means all the conditions set out in Annex III to Directive 2001/16/EC which must be met by the trans-European conventional rail system, the subsystems, and the interoperability constituents including interfaces. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions set out in Annex III to Directive 2001/16 which must be met by the trans-European conventional rail system, the subsystems, and the interoperability constituents including interfaces. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions set out in Annex III of Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community which must be met by the rail system, the subsystems, and the interoperability constituents, including interfaces. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions which must be met by the trans-European high-speed rail system, subsystems and their interoperability constituents. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions set out in Annex III which must be met by the rail system, the subsystems, and the interoperability constituents, including interfaces. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions...which must be met by the high-speed rail system, subsystems and their interoperability constituents. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All the conditions...that must be met by the subsystems and interoperability constituents, including interfaces, of the railway system in the State forming part of the trans-European conventional rail system. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
essential requirements by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Essential requirements means all the conditions set out in Annex III of the Directive 2001/16/EC which must be met by the Trans-European conventional rail system, the subsystems, and the interoperability constituents including interfaces. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
established by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a ROC Section, or a variation to a ROC Section, as the case may be, that the ROC Section or the variation has come into effect whether: (a) following publication of the ROC Section or the variation (or if publication is not required notification of the ROC Section or the variation to affected Train Operators) with no appeal being lodged within the time limit for such appeal or, if such an appeal has been lodged, it has not been proceeded with; or (b) following any interim or final determination of an appeal in that respect if an appeal is lodged and proceeded with, and subject always to: (i) adjustment following final determination of an appeal; or (ii) variation, and 'establish' and 'establishment' shall be construed accordingly. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
established by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a Local Output Commitment, means the Local Output Commitment has come into effect for the benefit of the Train Operator in question, whether: (a) following the LOC Statement in that respect having been given to the Train Operator and either no Appeal having been lodged or, if such an Appeal has been lodged, it has not been proceeded with; or (b) following the final determination of an Appeal in that respect. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
established date by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The first date upon which a Short Term Network Change can be implemented, whether or not the change is implemented on that day. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
established interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interoperability constituent that: a) complies with the performances set out in Chapter 5 of the present TSI b) complies with the relevant European standard(s) c) is compatible with other interoperability constituents in the particular type of subassembly within which it is intended to be used. d) the particular type of subassembly within which it is intended to be used complies with the performances set out in Chapter 4 of the present TSI insofar as they apply to the subassembly. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
established network change by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a change falling within the definition of 'Network Change' and which: (a) in the case of a Network Change proposed by Network Rail, Network Rail is entitled to carry out having complied with the procedural and other requirements of the Network Change guidelines; and (b) in the case of a Network Change proposed by a Train Operator, Network Rail is required by the Network Change guidelines to carry out, and 'establish' and 'establishment' of a Network Change shall be construed accordingly. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
established vehicle change by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A change which the Sponsor is entitled by this Part F to carry out, and 'establish' and 'establishment' of a Vehicle Change shall be construed accordingly. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
ETA by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Arrival of wagons at the customer side. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
ETA by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Arrival (of train at the station). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
ETCS level by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Way to express the possible operational relationships between track and train. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
ETCS status by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Status of the ETCS onboard system with defined operational responsibilities. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
ETCS status symbol by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Symbol indicating the current ETCS status. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
ETCS train category by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ETCS category of train depends on the kind of rolling stock and on environmental characteristics. The ETCS categories of train are indicated by the following 2 letters symbols: - BT for basic train, - AT for active tilting train, - PT for passive tilting train, - CW for cross wind sensitive train. An ETCS train is defined: - by one symbol only referring to the rolling stock or, - by the combination of one of the symbols referring to the rolling stock with the symbol of environmental characteristics. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
ETH by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Handover of a train from one IM to another. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
ETH by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Handover (of a train from one IM to another). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
ETI by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Interchange of wagons from one RU to another. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
ETI by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Estimated Time of Interchange (of the train from one RU to another). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
eurail cargo by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Network of fast freight trains connecting Austria's industrial hubs with important European conurbations. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
European identification number (EIN) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Numbering system proposed by the Agency to the Commission to harmonise the identification of Safety Certificates which could be extended to other documents. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
European Integrated Railway Radio Enhanced Network (EIRENE) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:UIC project which aim is to develop GSM- R specifications and facilitate its standardisation. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
European licence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Licence granted to a railway undertaking pursuant to these Regulations (valid throughout the territory of any EEA State) by which the capacity of the railway undertaking as such is recognised and which authorises the undertaking to provide in and between EEA States such train services as may be specified in the licence. Source:United Kingdom - The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005
European Rail Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Railway Agency, the European Community agency for railway safety and interoperability. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
European Railway Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The agency for railway safety and interoperability established by Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 29th April 2004 establishing a European Railway Agency. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
European Railway Agency by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Agency for railway safety and interoperability established by Regulation (EC) No. 881/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 29th April 2004 establishing a European Railway Agency. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard transposing a European standard, as defined in points 8 to 12 of Article 1 of Directive 93/38/EEC. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard transposing a European standard, as defined in Annex XXI to Directive 2004/17/EC. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard implementing a European standard. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard implementing a European standard, as defined in points 8 to 12 of Article 1 of Directive 93/38/EEC. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard transposing a European standard, as defined in Annex XXI to Directive 2004/17/EC. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard implementing a European standard, as defined in points 8 to 12 Article 1 of Directive 93/38/EEC. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
European specification by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A common technical specification, a European technical approval or a national standard implementing a European standard, as defined in points 8 to 12 of Article 1 of Directive 93/38/EEC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport, and telecommunications sectors. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
European standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard approved by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) or by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Cenelec) as a ?European Standard (EN)? or ?Harmonization Document (HD)?, according to the common rules of those organizations, or by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) according to its own rules as a ?European Telecommunications Standard (ETS)?. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
European standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard approved by the European Committee for Standardisation or by the European Committee for Electrical Standardisation as a European Standard or a Harmonisation Document, according to the Common Rules of those organisations or by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute according its own rules as a "European Telecommunications Standard". Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
European standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard approved by the European Committee for Standardisation or by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as a European Standard or a Harmonisation Document, according to the Common Rules of those organisations or by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute according to its own rules as a European Telecommunications Standard. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
European standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard approved by the European Committee for Standardisation or by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as a European Standard or a Harmonisation Document, according to the Common Rules of those organisations or by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute according to its own rules as a European Telecommunications Standard. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
European technical approval by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A favourable technical assessment of the fitness for use of a product for a particular purpose, based on fulfilment of the essential requirements for building works, by means of the inherent characteristics of the product and the defined conditions of application and use, as provided for in Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products. European technical approval are issued by an approval body designated for this purpose by the Member State. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
European technical approval by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An approval of the fitness of a product for a particular use given by an approval body designated for the purpose by a Member State following a technical assessment of whether the product fulfils all essential requirements for such a product, having regard to the inherent characteristics of the product and any such defined conditions of application and use as are provided for in any Council Directive applicable to the product. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
European technical approval by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An approval of the fitness of a product for a particular use given by an approval body designated for the purpose by a Member State following a technical assessment of whether the product fulfils all essential requirements for such a product, having regard to the inherent characteristics of the product and any such defined conditions of application and use as are provided for in any Council Directive applicable to the product. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006
evaluation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic examination of the extent to which a product fulfils specific requirements. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
evaluation report by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A report on the results of a systematic examination of the extent to which a product fulfils specific requirements. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
event by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A significant happening that may originate in the system, product or other change or its domain. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
event tree analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method of illustrating the intermediate and final outcomes which may arise after the occurrence of a selected initial event. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
evidence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Anything involved in or relating to an accident or incident, whether at the site of the accident or incident or remote from it, including: (a) written, electronic, photographic or other records; (b) electronic or recording equipment; (c) rolling stock, infrastructure, equipment and signalling systems; (d) any personal, personnel, medical or other similar record or document; and (e) anything else that an inspector identifies to: (i) an owner of railway property; (ii) a railway industry body; or (iii) a manufacturer or supplier of equipment, components or services to an owner of railway property or to a railway industry body, as being relevan to the accident or incident. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
ex works (EXW) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:It means that the seller delivers when he places the goods at the disposal of the buyer at the seller's premises or another named place not cleared for export and not loaded on any collecting vehicle. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
exceptional loads by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A load carried on a rail vehicle, for example a container, swap body or other traffic where the rail vehicle size and/or axle loading requires special authority for the movement and/or the application of special conditions of travel for all or part of the journey. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
exceptional loads by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A load carried on a rail vehicle, for example a container, swap body or other traffic where the rail vehicle size and/or axle loading requires special authority for the movement and/or the application of special conditions of travel for all or part of the journey. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
exceptional loads by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A load carried on a rail vehicle, for example a container, swap body or other traffic where the rail vehicle size and/or axle loading requires special authority for the movement and/or the application of special conditions of travel for all or part of the journey. Source:OPE glossary
excess aggregate local outputs by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In the case of either Class A or Class B Local Outputs for a Relevant Year, means a Local Output Commitment the achievement of which would, when taken together with all other Local Output Commitments for that Relevant Year, either: (a) make it impossible for Network Rail to achieve one or more other Local Output Commitments; or (b) commit Network Rail to a level of operational performance, capability or quality of the Network, or any other matter, materially beyond the targets and other requirements of Network Rail established by the Office of Rail Regulation in the most recent access charges review. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
excess height of check rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The maximum allowed hight for the check rail. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
excess height of check rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Height of the check rail above the adjacent running rail. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
excluded infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway Infrastructure of an Infrastructure Controller who has become a Railway Group Member because it is a Train or Station Operator in respect of other Railway Infrastructure, rather than because it is an Infrastructure Controller. This definition includes the Railway Infrastructure controlled by London Underground Limited and the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, and the Railway Infrastructure that forms the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
exclusive occupancy by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Sole occupancy of track within defined limits.
existing cordon cap by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to an Access Agreeement, a cordon cap specified in that Access Agreement concerning a location to which any Rights Subject to Surrender which are Level Two Rights under that Access Agreement relate. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
existing design by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A particular design which has already been used to produce a type of Rolling stock, which has already been authorized to be put into service in a Member State before entry into force of this TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
existing design by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A particular design which has already been used to produce a type of Rolling stock, which has already been authorized to be put into service in a Member State before entry into force of this TSI. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:System composed of the existing railway infrastructures, comprising lines and fixed installations, plus the existing rolling stock of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure as well as the existing operating rules. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
Existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structure composed of lines and fixed installations of the existing rail system plus the rolling stock of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structure composed of lines and fixed installations of the existing rail system plus the vehicles of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
Existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structure composed of the railway infrastructures, comprising lines and fixed installations of the existing rail system plus the existing rolling stock of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structure composed of lines and fixed installations of the existing rail system plus the vehicles of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
existing rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The structure composed of the railway infrastructures, comprising lines and fixed installations of the existing rail system plus the existing rolling stock of all categories and origin travelling on that infrastructure. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
exit signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:1) A interlocking signal that governs train movements to leave home signal limits. 2) An opposing interlocking signal a train passes when leaving interlocking limits. 3) An interlocking signal at the exit of an interlocked route. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
expenditure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expenditure relating specifically to the transport function of infrastructure and that part of expenditure common to that function and to other functions which is attributable to the transport function. Expenditure to be recorded for any one year shall be expenditure incurred during that year on the construction, running and administration of infrastructure. Amortisation of, and interest on, loans contracted for the purpose of financing infrastructure expenditure shall not be included. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 1108/70 introducing an accounting system for expenditure on infrastructure in respect of transport by rail, road and inland waterway
expiry by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In relation to a Local Output Commitment, means either: (a) the end of the obligations in question as determined or effected in accordance with the relevant LOC Statement; or (b) the Establishment of a Local Output Commitment which, in terms of the LOC Statement in which it is contained, replaces or supersedes the earlier Local Output Commitment. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
expiry date by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The date specified in a notice of proposal in relation to a Short Term Network Change which shall not be more than two years, or such longer period as is agreed between Network Rail and each Train Operator that may be affected by the implementation of the proposed Short Term Network Change or from the later of the Effective Date and the Established Date. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
exploitation rate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The sum of headway in a considered period of time divided by the total duration of this period. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
extended disruption by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A Disruptive Event which is likely to be of sufficient duration as to make it practicable to adopt a revised timetable. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Extensible Mark-up Language - Remote Procedure Calling (XML- RPC) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A protocol that works over the Internet. It defines an XML format for messages that are transferred between clients and servers using HTTP. An XML-RPC message encodes either a procedure to be invoked by the server, along with the parameters to use in the invocation, or the result of an invocation. Procedure parameters and results can be scalars, numbers, strings, dates, etc.; they can also be complex record and list structures. This document specifies a how to use the Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP) to transfer messages encoded in the XML-RPC format between clients and servers. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
extensive damage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Damage that can be immediately assessed by the Investigation Unit to cost at least ?2 million in total. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
extensive damage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Damage that can be immediately assessed by the Investigation Unit to cost at least 2 million in total. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
extensive damage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Damage that can immediately be assessed by the Branch to cost at least 2 million Euros in total. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
extensive disruption to traffic by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means that train services on a main railway line are suspended for six hours or more. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
external coupling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The coupling devices used to couple together two (or several) units to form a train. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
external data representation (XDR) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The XDR protocol is specified in External Data Representation Standard [RFC1832]. XDR is a standard for the description and encoding of data. It is useful for transferring data between different computer architectures. XDR fits into the ISO presentation layer, and is roughly analogous in purpose to X.409, ISO Abstract Syntax Notation. The major difference between these two is that XDR uses implicit typing, while X.409 uses explicit typing. XDR uses a language to describe data formats. The language can be used only to describe data; it is not a programming language. This language allows one to describe intricate data formats in a concise manner. The alternative of using graphical representations (itself an informal language) quickly becomes incomprehensible when faced with complexity. The XDR language itself is similar to the C language. Protocols such as ONC RPC (Remote Procedure Call) and the NFS (Network File System) use XDR to describe the format of their data. The XDR standard makes the following assumption: that bytes (or octets) are portable, where a byte is defined to be 8 bits of data. A given hardware device should encode the bytes onto the various media in such a way that other hardware devices may decode the bytes without loss of meaning. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
external disabled state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Subset of the disabled state when the item is in an up state, but lacks required external resources or is disabled due to planned actions other than maintenance. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
external disabled time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Time interval during which an item is in an external disabled stateP.age 106 of 451 Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
extra train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A train that does not run on a scheduled train path. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
extra-long goods by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:BahnExpress: goods with a length greater than 3 meters (transport only with previous written agreement) RailStandard: goods with a length greater than 2.4 meters (transport only with previous written agreement). Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
extraordinary class meeting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In respect of any Class, a meeting of that Class other than an Annual Class Meeting. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
facility owner by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:facility owner The owner of an interest in a network, station or light maintenance depot, such that his permission is needed if anyone else is to enjoy access to that facility in order to use it for, or in connection with, the operation of trains. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
facing point by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Points with the switch blades facing approaching rail traffic.
facing point movement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A movement on a turnout in which the points face approaching traffic. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fail-safe by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A concept which is incorporated into the design of a product such that, in the event of a failure, it enters or remains in a safe state. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
failsafe by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Designed such that failure results in a safe outcome.
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Termination of the ability of an item to perform a required function. A deviation from the specified performance of a system. A failure is the consequence of a fault or an error in a system. [EN 50129: 2003; Railway applications - Communication, signalling and processing systems - Safety related electronic systems for signalling]. Source:CMW Glossary
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Termination of the ability of an item to perform a required function. After failure the item has a fault, which may be complete or partial. "Failure" is an event, as distinguished from "fault", which is a state. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Deviation from the specified performance of a system. A failure is the consequence of a fault or error in a system. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the specified performance of a system. A failure is the consequence of a fault or error in the system. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the specified performance of a system, product or other change. A failure is the consequence of a fault or error. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
failure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A deviation from the specified performance of a system. A failure is the consequence of a fault or error in a system. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
failure analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Logical, systematic examination of a failed item to identify and analyse the failure mechanism, the failure cause and the consequences of failure. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
failure cause by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The circumstances during design, manufacture or use which have led to a failure. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
failure cause by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The circumstances during design; manufacture or use, which have led to a failure. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
failure mechanism by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Physical, chemical or other processes which lead or have led to failure. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
failure mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The predicted or observed results of a failure cause on a stated item in relation to the operating conditions at the time of the failure. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
failure mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The predicted or observed results of a failure cause on a stated item in relation to the operating conditions at the time of the failure. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process for hazard identification where all known failure modes of components or features of a system, are considered in turn and undesired outcomes are noted. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An extension to FMEA in which the criticality of the effects is also assessed. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A qualitative method of reliability analysis which involves the study of the fault modes which can exist in every sub- product of the product and the determination of the effects of each fault mode on other sub-products of the product and on the required functions of the product. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
failure rate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The limit, if this exists, of the ratio of the conditional probability that the instant of time, T, of a failure of a product falls within a given time interval (t, t+At) and the length of this interval, At, when At tends towards zero, given that the item is in an up state at the start of the time. interval. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
failure rate by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The limit; if this exists; of the ratio of the conditional probability that the instant of time; T; of a failure of a product falls within a given time interval (t+(t) and the length of this interval; (t; when (t tends towards zero; given that the item is in an up state at the start of the time interval. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A closed-loop system for ensuring that failures and other incidents are thoroughly analysed and that any necessary corrective action, particularly if it affects safety, is identified and carried through. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
failure to use by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A Failure to Use in relation to a Quantum Access Right occurs if: (a) in any First Working Timetable established by Network Rail after the Commenceemnt Date, the Train Operator fails to secure one or more Train Slots in respect of that Quantum Access Right; or (b) the Train Operator fails to make use of such a Train Slot which has been included in the Working Timetable and which relates to that Quantum Access Right. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
failure to use notice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:If Network Rail considers there is a Failure to Use by a Train Operator and that Failure to Use is continuing: (a) it may serve a Failure to Use Notice on the Train Operator requiring the Train Operator to surrender Rights Subject to Surrender; and (b) if it does so, it shall send a copy of the notice to the Office of Rail Regulation. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
falire cause by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Reason leading up to a failure. The reasons may be the result of one or more of the following: Design failure, manufacturing failure, installation failure, misuse failure, mishandling failure, maintenance related failure. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fare by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a charge to be paid for transportation or service. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:State of an item characterized by the inability to perform a required function, excluding the inabilityduring preventive maintenance or other planned actions, or due to lack of external resources. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Abnormal condition that could lead to an error or a failure in a system. A fault can be random or systematic. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An abnormal condition that could lead to an error in a system. A fault can be random or systematic. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A fault is a defect in a system, product or other change which may cause a failure. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An abnormal condition that could lead to an error in a system. A fault can be random or systematic. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
fault analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Logical, systematic examination of an item to identify and analyse the probability, causes and consequences of potential faults. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault avoidance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Use of design techniques which aim to avoid the introduction of faults during the design and construction of the system. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
fault detection time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Time span which begins at the instant when a fault occurs and ends when the existence of the fault is detected. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
fault diagnosis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Actions taken for fault recognition, fault localization and cause identification. Fault diagnosis is sometimes called trouble shooting. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault localisation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Actions taken to identify the faulty item at the appropriate indenture level. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault masking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Condition in which a fault exists in a sub- item of an item but cannot be recognized because of a fault of the item or because of another fault of that sub- item or of another sub-item. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Method by which the inability of an item to perform a required function ist established. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
fault mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:One of the possible states of a faulty product for a given required function. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
fault mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:One of the possible states of a faulty product for a given required function. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
fault tolerance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Built-in capability of a system to provide continued correct provision of service as specified, in the presence of a limited number of hardware or software faults. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
fault tree analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An analysis to determine which fault modes of the product, sub-products or external events, or combinations thereof, may result in a stated fault mode of the product, presented in the form of a fault tree. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
fault tree analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An analysis to determine which fault modes of the product; sub-products or external events; or combinations thereof; may result in a stated fault mode of the product; presented in the form of a fault tree. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
fault tree analysis (FTA) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method for representing the logical combinations of various states which lead to a particular outcome (top event). Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
Feeder lines (TERFN) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Lines that cover at either end of the journey 50 km or 20 % of the length of the journey on the railway lines, whichever is greater. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
feeder service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Short sea shipping service which connects at least two ports in order for the freight (generally containers) to be consolidated or redistributed to or from a deep-sea service in one of these ports. By extension, this concept may be used for inland transport services. Source:Terminology on combined transport
FIFO (first- in, first-out) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The method whereby the goods which have been longest in stock are taken out first. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
file transfer protocol (FTP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A protocol to transfer files between computer systems in the network TCP/IP. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
final leg by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transshipment and, if necessary, storage, and delivery by truck incl. customs clearance ex destination station of the rail section. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
finalisation period by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A period, to be notified by Network Rail, normally of 6 weeks and commencing on the first day following the end of the Drafting Period. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
fire integrity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of a separating construction element, when exposed to fire on one side, to prevent the passage through it of flames, hot gases and other fire effluents or the occurrence of flames on the unexposed side. Source:Commission Decision 2006/861/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem rolling stock - freight wagons of the trans-European conventional rail system
fires in rolling stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fires and explosions that occur in railway vehicles (including their load) when they are running between the departure station and the destination, including when stopped at the departure station, the destination or intermediate stops, as well as during re- marshalling operations. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
firm right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(a) in the case of a Bidder, a right under its Access Agreement in respect of the quantum, timing or any other characteristic of a train movement; and (b) in the case of Network Rail, a right under the applicable Rules of the Route or the applicable Rules of the Plan which is not expressed to be subject to any contingency outside the control of the holder of the right, except, in a case within paragraph (a) above, the applicable Rules of the Route or the applicable Rules of the Plan, and any reference in an Access Agreement to 'Firm Contractual Right' shall be deemed to be a reference to 'Firm Right'. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
firm right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning ascribed to it in the relevant Access Agreement, and any reference in an Access Agreement to 'Firm Contractual Right' shall be deemed to be a reference to a 'Firm Right'. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
firm rights by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rights of access to the main rail network granted by a Track Access Agreement which are not contingent, other than in relation to the applicable Rules of the Route or Rules of the Plan. The expression is also used to refer to Network Rail?s own rights to carry out maintenance, renewal and enhancements to the main rail network under the Rules of the Route or Rules of the Plan. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
firmware by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ordered set of instructions and associated data stored in a way that is functionally independent of main storage, usually in a ROM. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
first part conformity assessment activity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity assessment activity that is performed by the person or the organization that provides the object. Source:CMW Glossary
first step by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ?First Step?, means the first step of a vehicle that a passenger shall use to board or alight a train. This will normally be the step that is closest to the platform edge. It may be a fixed or a moveable step. Source:Commission Decision 2008/164/EC concerning the TSI relating to persons with reduced mobility in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
first working timetable by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The version of the Working Timetable in respect of which Network Rail gives notice, as that version may be amended. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
first-party conformity assessment activity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity assessment activity that is performed by the person or organization that provides the object. Source:ISO 17000:2004 - Conformity assessment- Vocabulary and general principles
fit for purpose by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Able to be used for the function required.
fixed block system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A block system in which the track behind a train is sectionally cleared in form of fixed block sections. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fixed formation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train formation that can only be reconfigured within a workshop environment. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
fixed formation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Train formation that can only be reconfigured within a workshop environment. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
fixed interval timetable by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A timetable with clockface schedules. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fixed nose protection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension between the crossing nose and check rail. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
fixed rake of coaches by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-traction formation of several coaches "semi-permanently" coupled together, or which can be reconfigured only when it is out of service. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
fixed rake of coaches by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A non-traction formation of several coaches semi-permanently coupled together, or which can be reconfigured only when it is out of service. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
fixed signal by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signal that is located permanently located near the line.
fixed track charge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Fixed Track Charge is set to cover the gap between ORR?s determination of Network Rail?s total revenue requirement and all the other sources of revenue (the other revenue sources include variable track charges to franchised passenger railway undertakings, station charges, freight and open access charges, property income and government grant). This residual revenue requirement is recovered through Fixed Track Charges to franchised passenger railway undertakings. It does not apply to other railway undertakings. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
fixed worksite by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A worksite with boundaries that are fixed and defined for the duration of the work.
flag protection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method to protect a train by a member of the train crew who gives stop signals (fusees, flag signals, torpedos) to following and (if required) opposing trains. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flagman by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A member of the train crew who provides flag protection. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flangeway depth by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension between the running surface and the bottom of flangeway. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
flangeway width by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension between a running rail and an adjacent check or wing rail. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
flank protection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method to prevent vehicles from running into a route which is cleared for an approaching train. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flashing rear end device (FRED) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A device with an integrated rear end marker which is mounted at the rear car of a train and connected to the airbrake pipe to check train integrity by radio transmission to the leading engine. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flat switching by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A switching method in which cars are moved by an engine. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flat wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Wagon without roof or sides, or wagon without roof but with sides not higher than 60 cm, or swing-bolster wagon, of ordinary or special type. Wagons designed exclusively to carry containers, swap-bodies or goods vehicles are excluded. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
flat yard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A classification yard in which classification is done by flat switching. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fleet manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The overall controller of a wagon fleet. Primarily a fleet manager controls the logistics of wagons (dispatching / disposition) from an operational and asset management point of view. This role might be part of the keeper's organisation. Since it is possible for keepers to outsource certain tasks, some fleet managers might exist, who have been assigned the operational fleet management tasks by certain keepers. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
fleeted signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking signal on which fleeting is in effect. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fleeting by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:1) An automatic mode of an interlocking signal in which the route remains in a locked state and the signal works like an automatic block signal 2) A scheduling principle in which trains of equal speed or direction are assembled into fleets. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
flexing right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A right, exercisable by Network Rail, either (a) to vary a Bid or to define in detail the content of a Train Slot or series of Train Slots in any way within and consistent with the Firm Rights (if any) of the Bidder; or (b) to vary a Train Slot previously scheduled in the relevant Working Timetable or a Bid as the case may be. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
footprint by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The base dimensions of a pallet. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
forecast by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Best estimate of an event (e.g. arrival, departure or passing time of a train). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
forecast time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Best estimate of arrival, departure or passing time of a train. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
foreign rail passenger service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a rail passenger service which was purchased by the passenger in a country but the rail passenger service is performed in a country different from the country of purchase. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
foreign sale by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the sale of a train ticket by an issuer which is not (one of) the carrier(s) operating the train where the ticket will be used. The issuer is located in a country different from the country of the carrier(s). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
fork lift truck by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vehicle equipped with power-driven horizontal forks, which allow it to lift, move or stack pallets, containers or swap bodies. The latter two are usually empty. These operations can only be performed on the front row of stack. Source:Terminology on combined transport
forwarding agent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Intermediary who arranges for the carriage of goods and/or associated services on behalf of a shipper. Source:Terminology on combined transport
foul by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
In a position to obstruct rail traffic on an adjacent line.
fouling point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The limit of occupation of converging tracks at turnouts and crossings. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
fouling point indicator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A ground mounted sign to mark the fouling point. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
four-foot by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The area between the rails of a railway track.
framework agreement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Legally binding general agreement on the basis of public or private law, setting out the rights and obligations of an applicant and the infrastructure manager or the allocation body in relation to the infrastructure capacity to be allocated and the charges to be levied over a period longer than one working timetable period. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
framework agreement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An agreement between one of the contracting entities defined in Article 2 and one or more suppliers, contractors or service providers the purpose of which is to establish the terms, in particular with regard to the prices and, where appropriate, the quantity envisaged, governing the contracts to be awarded during a given period. Source:Directive 93/38/EC coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector
framework agreement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This expression is used in EU Directives as referring to a general agreement setting out rights and obligations in relation to infrastructure capacity to be allocated and the related charges for a period longer than one working timetable period. In a GB context, this refers to a Track Access Agreement. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
franchise agreement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An agreement between the government and a party who offers to provide specified railway passenger services for a period, the terms of which may provide for the government to pay a subsidy or receive a premium for those services. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
franchise company by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person who is, or is to be, the franchisee or the franchise operator under a franchise agreement;. Source:United Kingdom - Railways Act 2005
franchised passenger class by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All Train Operators whose Access Agreements are, at least in part, in respect of the provision of Franchised Services, as a class. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
franchised passenger railway undertaking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway undertaking who operates under a passenger franchise agreement. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
franchised passenger train operator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A member of the Franchised Passenger Class. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
franchised services by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:References to Franchised Services include: (a) railway passenger services which the appropriate designating authority has designated as eligible for provision under franchise agreements pursuant to section 23 of the Act; (b) railway passenger services provided by a concession operator within the meaning of the Merseyrail Electrics Network Order 2003; (c) railway passenger services provided by a person in the same or substantially the same position as the concession operator under the Merseyrail Electrics Network Order 2003 in relation to any other network; and (d) railway passenger services provided by the relevant franchising authority, or another person on behalf of the relevant franchising authority, under section 30 of the Act. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
free cross-sectional area [of a tunnel] by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Cross section area of the tunnel excluding continuous obstructions. (for example:track, escape walkways). Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
free wheel passage at check rail/wing rail entry by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension between the working face of the crossing check rail or wing rail and the gauge face of the running rail opposite across the gauge measured at entry to check rail or wing rail respectively. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
free wheel passage at crossing nose by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension between the working face of the crossing wing rail and check rail opposite across the gauge. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
free wheel passage in switches by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Dimension from the gauge face of one switch rail to the back edge of the opposite switch rail. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
freeport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Zone where goods can be manufactured and/or stored without payment of their relevant duties and taxes. Source:Terminology on combined transport
freight contract by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A freight contract governs the taking over, transportation and delivery of goods to be transported to the consignee against payment of the transport price. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
freight forwarder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Intermediary who arranges for the carriage of goods and/or associated services on behalf of a shipper. Source:Terminology on combined transport
freight locomotive by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit designed to haul freight wagons. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
freight village by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Geographical grouping of storage facilities forming a unit. Each freight village has its own data base and access paths, thus the data of different freight villages can be stored on different discs and even different computers, which is very important with regard to the setting up of other logistic centers at other locations. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
freight village by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Geographical grouping of independent companies and bodies which are dealing with freight transport (for example, freight forwarders, shippers, transport operators, customs) and with accompanying services (for example, storage, maintenance and repair), including at least a terminal. Source:Terminology on combined transport
freight waggon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway waggon used for the transport of goods. RCA provides a great range of solution, from multipurpose to special waggons (such as temperature- controlled waggons). In addition to containers, the following "traditional" cargo receptacles are available: Open box: enclosed side-wall open-top receptacle Loading platform: flat waggon Platform-cum-tarpaulin: Receptacle the top and longitudinal sides of which are covered with a tarpaulin (is used for timber transports) Platform with stanchions: Loading platform (flat waggon) with uprights (to secure the cargo) Collecting tank: Receptacle for various types of goods Freight waggon with sliding doors: Receptacle with sliding door , very well suited for high- value goods. Silo container: Round structure comparable to tank container, used in particular for the transport of agricultural produce .Tank container: used for the transport of liquids. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
French by Felipe Ramirez - 11-03-2016

frog by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The part of a turnout or a crossing where the rails have an intersection which allows the wheel flanges to cross the running rail. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
FTP by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:File Transfer Protocol. A protocol to transfer files between computer systems in the network TCP/IP. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
fulfil by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To complete the instructions on, and associated activities for, an Occupancy Authority.(Written authorities have the word FULFILLED written diagonally across them, between two parallel lines.)
fulfilment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the process which delivers the product to the customer after his/her purchase. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
Full trainload by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any consignment comprising one or more wagonloads transported at the same time by the same sender at the same station and forwarded with no change in train composition to the address of the same consignee at the same destination station. Source:Regulation (EC) No. 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistic
function by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A mode of action or activity by which a product fulfils its purpose. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
function by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A mode of action or activity by which a product fulfils its purpose. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
function check-out by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Action taken after maintenance actions to verify that the item is able to perform the required function. Function check is usually carried out after down state. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
functional number (for GSM-R) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The full number used within the functional addressing scheme to identify an end user/system by function or role rather than by a specific item of radio equipment or user subscription. The functional number can be divided into two areas: - functional addressing, - location dependent addressing. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
functions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Powers and duties and references to the performance of functions include, as respects powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
functions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:powers and duties. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 537-2003 - European Communities (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations, 2003
functions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Powers and duties. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 643-2004 - European Communities (Allocation of Railway Infrastructure Capacity and The Levying of Charges For The Use of Railway Infrastructure and Safety Certification) Regulations, 2004
funder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The appropriate franchising authority, each Passenger Transport Executive and any local, national or supra-national authority or agency (whether of the United Kingdom or the European Union) or other person which provides money by way of grant or loan with the primary purpose of securing the provision of services relating to railways. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
fuzzy logics by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Umbrella term for various information technologies aimed at reducing the complexity of existing production systems to such an extent that they become manageable by man on the one hand and at representing the human know-how in a way that it can be processed in EDP systems on the other hand. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
gangway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A gangway is the means for passengers to pass from one vehicle of a train to the next vehicle. Source:Commission Decision 2008/164/EC concerning the TSI relating to persons with reduced mobility in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
gantry crane by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An overhead crane comprising a horizontal gantry mounted on legs which are either fixed, run in fixed tracks or on rubber tyres with relatively limited manoeuvre. The load can be moved horizontally, vertically and sideways. Such cranes normally straddle a road/rail and/or ship/shore interchange. Source:Terminology on combined transport
gas/diesel oil (distillate fuel oil) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Oil obtained from the lowest fraction from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. Gas/diesel oil includes heavy gas oils obtained by vacuum re-distillation of the residual from atmospheric distillation. Gas/diesel oil distils between 200oC and 380oC, with less than 65 per cent in volume at 250oC, including losses, and 80 per cent or more at 350oC. The flashpoint is always above 50oC and their density is higher than 0.81. Heavy oils obtained by blending are grouped together with gas oils, provided that their kinematic viscosity does not exceed 25 cST at 40o C. Calorific value: 43.3 TJ/1 000 t. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
gate solutions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In reference to terminals these are inflow controls applied from the time of entry into the terminal. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
gateway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Station within the journey of a train with intermodal units, where the load changes the wagons. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
gauge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Envelope within which the maximum dimensions of all rail vehicles and their loads are confined. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
gauge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Set of rules including a reference contour and its associated calculation rules allowing definition of the outer dimensions of the vehicle and the space to be cleared by the infrastructure. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
general conditions of carriage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the conditions of the carrier in the form of general conditions or tariffs legally in force in each Member State and which have become, by the conclusion of the contract of carriage, an integral part of it. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
general expenses by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:General expenses comprise the total expenditure of the departments concerned with administration, supervision and inspection specifically responsible for the creation and management of infrastructure, and also that portion of the expenditure of the general administrative departments directly concerned which is chargeable to infrastructure. General expenses also cover all other expenditure which has not been taken into account directly under any other heading in the forms of accounts. The expenses covered include in particular the following: - staff remuneration costs and operating costs of central, regional and local administrative and technical departments, costs in connection with supervision and taking over of works; - payments in respect of retirement pensions for permanent staff, and other employers' payments (family allowances, employers' health insurance contributions, accident insurance premiums, contributions to pension Source:Commission Regulation (EEC) 2598/70 specifying the items to be included under the various headings in the forms of accounts shown in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1108/70 of 4 June 1970
generic software by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Generic software is software which can be used for a variety of installations purely by the provision of application- specific data. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
geographical interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking system in which the track elements are represented by logical objects connected to each other in form of the track layout. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
geographical scope by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Areas which satisfy the Geographical Scope Test. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
geometric overthrow by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The expression geometric overthrow means, for an element of a vehicle located on a radius R curve, the difference between the distance from this element to the track centreline and that which would exist on straight track, the axles being, in both cases, placed in a median position on the track, the play also being evenly distributed, the vehicle symmetrical and not tilted on its suspensions; in other words, it is that part of the vehicle element offset which is due to the track curvature. Source:Commission Decision 2006/861/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem rolling stock - freight wagons of the trans-European conventional rail system
GGP by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Gateway to Gateway Protocol. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
global price ticket by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a kind of train ticket where the contract of carriage is only valid on a specific train at a specific date/time. A global price ticket can only be sold by means of an on-line transaction between the sales terminal and the attributing system where the concerned train is hosted. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
global price train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a train that a passenger can board only having bought a global price ticket. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
global track stiffness by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A measure of the displacement of the rail under wheel loading. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
GNT by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:German system of speed monitoring for tilting-body trains. Source:DB Netz AG - Network Statement
goal structuring notation (GSN) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A method for representing safety arguments in diagrammatic form. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
good behaviour in service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The fulfilment of the requirements set for the product while in service experience. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
good practice by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Learning from other organisations that have developed successful projects or approaches to problems. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
goods carried by rail by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any goods moved by rail vehicles. This includes all packaging and equipment, such as containers, swap- bodies or pallets as well as road goods vehicles carried by rail. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
goods in transit by rail throughout by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods carried by rail through the reporting country between two places (place of loading/unloading) outside the reporting country. Wagons entering and/or leaving the reporting network by ferry are included. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
goods loaded by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods placed on a railway vehicle and dispatched by rail. Unlike in road and inland waterway transport, transshipments from one railway vehicle directly to another and change of tractive vehicle are not regarded as unloading/loading. However, if the goods are unloaded from a railway vehicle, loaded on another mode of transport and, again loaded on another railway vehicle, this is considered as unloading from the first railway vehicle followed by loading on the second railway vehicle. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
goods rail transport link by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The combination of the place of loading and the place of unloading of the goods transported by rail whichever itinerary is followed. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
goods unloaded by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods taken off a railway vehicle after transport by rail. Unlike in road and inland waterway transport, transshipments from one railway vehicle directly to another and change of tractive vehicle are not regarded as unloading/loading. However, if the goods are unloaded from a railway vehicle, loaded on another mode of transport and, again loaded on another railway vehicle, this is considered as unloading from the first railway vehicle followed by loading on the second railway vehicle. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
grade by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Category or rank given to different quality requirements for products, processes or systems having the same functional use. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
gravity switching by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A switching method in which the cars run down a hump driven by gravity into their classification tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
gravity yard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A classification yard in which classification is done by gravity switching. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
gross tonne-kilometre hauled by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit of measure representing the movement over a distance of one kilometre of one tonne of hauled vehicles (and railcars) and contents. The weight of railcars is included, whereas the weight of locomotives is excluded. Passengers and their luggage are excluded. Shunting and other similar movements are excluded. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
gross weight of load by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Booked/actual total weight (mass) of goods, including packing but excluding the carrier's equipment. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
gross-gross tonne-kilometre hauled by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit of measure representing the movement over a distance of one kilometre of one tonne of railway vehicle including the weight of tractive vehicle. Included are weight of: tractive unit, hauled railway vehicle and its load. Passengers and their luggage are excluded. Shunting and other similar movements are excluded. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
ground frame by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A ground mounted small lever frame to enable a group of switches to be locally controlled by train or yard crews. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
groundframe by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A small trackside interlocking device used for manual points or signal operation.
grounds for objection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Train Operator may object to a Surrender specified in a Failure to Use Notice relating to services for the carriage of passengers by railway on the grounds that: (a) the Rights Subject to Surrender are essential for the fulfilment of the Train Operator's Franchised Services; or (b) the Rights Subject to Surrender relate to an enhancement of the Network for which the Train Operator is contracted to pay through access charges. The Train Operator may object to a surrender specified in a Failure to Use Notice relating to services for the carriage of goods by railway on the grounds: (a) set out in (b) above; or (b) that it has a reasonable on-going commercial need in respect of any or all of the Rights Subject to Surrender. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
group retarder by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A retarder that serves a group of classification tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
groupage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The grouping together of several consignments into a full load. Source:Terminology on combined transport
groupage service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Collecting individual consignments (LCL), grouping them into one consolidated load, deconsolidating them and distributing them to the individual consignees. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
GSM-R (Global system for mobile communications for railways) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Communication system based on GSM mobile phone and using specific frequencies for railway. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
GSM-R mode by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Mode of the GSM-R onboard system with defined functions. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
GSM-R network by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Radio network which provides GSM-R functions. Source:Annex A to Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
guided bus system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:a system of transport, used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers, that employs buses which for some or all of the time when they are in operation: (a) travel along roads; and (b) are guided (whether while on the road or at other times) by means of: (i) apparatus, a structure or other device which is fixed and not part of the bus; or (ii) a guidance system which is automatic. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
guided transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system of transport, used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers, employing vehicles which for some or all of the time when they are in operation are guided by means of: (a) rails, beams, slots, guides or other apparatus, structures or devices which are fixed and not part of the vehicle; or (b) a guidance system which is automatic. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
half coupler by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:the brake couplers to be connected to the air pipes between the vehicle and the rescue coupler (main brake pipe and main air pipe). Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
half-staff by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A metal staff located at the ends of a section, and interlocked with signals' circuits. Also known as half-pilot-staff. Two half-staffs can be joined to provide a pilot staff for the section.
handling point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Station where the RU may change the train composition, but where it remains responsible for the wagons, no change of responsibility. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
handling point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Station where the RU may change the train composition, but where it remains responsible for the wagons, no change of responsibility. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
handover by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Used to mean the process of handing over part of the railway to the Infrastructure Manager so that it can put into, or back into, service. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
handover point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Point where the responsibility changes from one IM to another. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
handover point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Point where the responsibility changes from one IM to another. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
Handsignaller by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Competent Worker who gives handsignals to rail traffic crew.
hard coal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A black, natural fossil organic sediment with a gross calorific value of more than 23 860 kJ/kg (5 700 kcal/kg) in the ash- free condition and with the moisture content obtaining at a temperature of 30o C and relative air humidity of 96 per cent, and with a mean random reflectance of vitrinite of at least 0.6. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
hard copy information by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any relevant item which it is not reasonably practicable for Network Rail to publish on its website, having regard, in particular, to whether such relevant item is, or is likely to be: (a) Unavailable in electronic form; or (b) Incapable of being downloaded and/or printed by any class of persons accessing Network Rail?s website; or (c) Exceptionally costly to publish on its website. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
harm by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Physical injury or damage to the health of people, or damage to property or the environment. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
harmonisation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In international law, the process by which different states adopt the same laws. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
harmonisation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:As a result of the operation of international treaties, the regulatory principles of stronger states are often (but not always) transplanted into weaker ones. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
harmonised standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC on the basis of a request made by the Commission in accordance with Article 6 of that Directive. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
harmonised standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any European standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (1) in connection with a mandate by the Commission drawn up in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 6(3) of that Directive, which, by itself or together with other standards, provides a solution as regards compliance with a legal provision. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
harmonised standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any European standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services in connection with a mandate by the Commission drawn up in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 6(3) of that Directive, which, by itself or together with other standards, provides a solution as regards compliance with a legal provision. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
harmonised standard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services on the basis of a request issued by the Commission in accordance with Article 6 of that Directive. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
haul by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To move rail traffic using a motive power source at the leading end.
haulage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport by road. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
hauled vehicle-kilometre by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit of measure representing any movement of a hauled vehicle over one kilometre. Railcars movements are included. Shunting movements are excluded. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
hazard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A physical situation with a potential for human injury. Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
hazard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A condition that could lead to an accident. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
hazard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A condition that could lead to an accident. A potential source of harm. A hazard should be referred to a system or product. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
hazard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Potential source of harm. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
hazard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A condition that could lead to an accident. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
hazard analysis by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The process of identifying hazards and analysing their causes, and the derivation of requirements to limit the likelihood and consequences of hazards to a tolerable level. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
Hazard and Interoperability (HAZOP) study by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Hazard and Interoperability (HAZOP) study Definition:A study carried out by application of guide words to identify all deviations from the design intent with undesired effects for safety or operability. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
Hazard and Interoperability (HAZOP) study by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A study carried out by application of guide words to identify all deviations from the design intent with undesired effects for safety or operability. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
Hazard and Interoperability (HAZOP) study Definition:A study carried out by application of guide words to identify all deviations from the design intent with undesired effects for safety or operability. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Hazard and Interoperability (HAZOP) study Definition:A study carried out by application of guide words to identify all deviations from the design intent with undesired effects for safety or operability. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
hazard log by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The document in which all safety management activities, hazards identified, decisions made and solutions adopted are recorded or referenced. Also known as a "Safety Log". Source:EN 50126 - Railway applications- The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
hazard log by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The document in which all safety management activities, hazards identified, decisions made and solutions adopted, are recorded or referenced. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
hazard log by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A document which records details of hazards and potential accidents identified during safety analyses of a system, product or other change and logs safety documentation produced. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
hazard log by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The document in which safety management activities, hazards identified, decisions made and solutions adopted are recorded and referenced ? The hazard log referred to in this regulation may be adapted in its extent and complexity to the needs of the system under assessment provided it addresses at least the minimum requirements of this regulation with respect to the recording of the identified hazards, their related measures, their origin and the reference to the organisation which has to manage the hazards. Source:Recommendation on the 1st set of Common Safety Methods (ERA- REC-02-2007-SAF)
hazard log by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The document in which all safety management activities, hazards identified, decisions made and solutions adopted, are recorded or referenced. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
hazardous goods (RID/ADR) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods that may pose a risk to man, animals and the environment. Hazardous goods are listed in the Hazardous Goods Tariff and the ADR (European Convention on the Carriage of Hazardous Goods by Road). When transporting hazardous goods the provisions contained in these regulations must be respected. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
hazardous state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:State of an item assessed as likely to result in an injury to persons, significant material damage or other unacceptable consequences. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
HBW by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The non SI unit for steel hardness defined in the EN ISO 6506-1:1999 Metalic materials Brinell hardness test. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
head of safety by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person responsible for dealing with general safety issues throughout an organisation. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
headlamp by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A white light on the front end of a train, intended to provide visual warning of an approaching train, and to illuminate lineside signs. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
headway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The time interval between two successive trains. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
health and safety conditions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In the context of this TSI, this refers only to the medical and psychological qualifications required to operate the relevant elements of the subsystem. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
health and safety conditions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This refers to the medical and psychological fitness requirements necessary to operate the relevant elements of the subsystem. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
health and safety conditions by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:In the context of Chapter 4.7 of the operations TSI, this refers only to the medical and psychological fitness requirements necessary to operate the relevant elements of the subsystem. Source:OPE glossary
health and safety executive by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The body established under the name the ?Health and Safety Executive?, under the Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974 or the relevant part of any person to whom its roles and responsibilities in respect of the Code are transferred pursuant to the Railways Act 2005. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
heated wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Insulated wagon fitted with a heat- producing appliance. Such a wagon is capable of raising the temperature inside the empty body to, and thereafter maintaining it for not less than 12 hours without renewal of supply at, a practically constant value of not less than +12o C when the mean outside temperature of the body is that indicated for the two classes: Class A. Heated equipment for use when the mean outside temperature is - 10o C; and, Class B. Heated equipment for use when the mean outside temperature is - 20o C. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
heavy (base) maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Represents all measures, undertaken to establish the actual condition and/or to reinstate the nominal condition, that necessitate partially or completely disassembling of the vehicle (including related measurements and the associated measuring and testing). It represents also all measures to recondition components or spare parts. Heavy maintenance includes level 4 and level 5. Source:CMW Glossary
heavy fuel oil (residual) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Heavy oil that makes up the distillation residue. This comprises all residual fuel oils (including those obtained by blending). The viscosity of heavy fuel oil is above 25 cST at 40oC. The flashpoint is always above 50oC and their density is higher than 0.90. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
heritage railway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person who only operates train services or railway infrastructure of historical or touristic interest or such other person whom the Railway Safety Commission has by regulations under section 4(6) specified to be a heritage railway. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
heritage railway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway undertaking that only operates train services or railway infrastructure of historical or touristic interest. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
heritage railway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway undertaking which only operates train services or railway infrastructure of historic or touristic interest. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 643-2004 - European Communities (Allocation of Railway Infrastructure Capacity and The Levying of Charges For The Use of Railway Infrastructure and Safety Certification) Regulations, 2004
heritage railway by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway which is operated to: (a) preserve, re-create or simulate railways of the past; or (b) demonstrate or operate historical or special types of motive power or rolling stock; and is exclusively or primarily used for tourist, educational or recreational purposes. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
high cube container by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Container of standard ISO length and width but with a height of 9?6" (2.9 m). Source:Terminology on combined transport
high rise store by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Storage area with shelving equipment. The individual shelves are separated by aisles. The typical feature of shelving in high-rise stores is unsystematic storage, where any new storage unit is put on a place chosen by the system at liberty. The benefit over fixed-place storage is better use of space. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
high sided wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Wagon with no roof and with rigid sides higher than 60 cm. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
high speed railway vehicle by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway vehicle designed to travel at a cruising speed of at least 250 km/h on dedicated high speed lines. (On some segments the cruising speed may be lower, according to the local conditions). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
high speed tilting railway vehicle by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A railway vehicle with a tilting system designed to have a cruising speed of the order of 200 km/h or above on upgraded high speed lines. (On some segments the cruising speed may be lower, according to the local conditions). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
high-speed and conventional rail systems regulations by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The high-speed rail system Regulations and conventional rail systems Regulations. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
High-speed lines by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The category includes: - specially built high-speed lines equipped for speeds generally equal to or greater than 250 km/h, - specially upgraded high-speed lines equipped for speeds of the order of 200 km/h, - specially upgraded high-speed lines which have special features as a result of topographical, relief or town-planning constraints, on which the speed must be adapted to each case. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
high-speed rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The totality of the subsystems for structural and operational areas, as defined in Directive 96/48/EC, as well as the management and operation of the system as a whole. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
high-speed rail system by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A rail system, or part thereof, ...composed of the railway infrastructures comprising lines and fixed installations constructed or upgraded to be travelled on at high speeds, and rolling stock designed for travelling on those infrastructures. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
high-speed rail system Regulations by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The European Communities (Interoperability of the Trans-European High-Speed Rail System) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 118 of 2002) (as amended by the Regulations of 2006 and the Regulations of 2007). Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
hirer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any individual or other legal entity designated as such by the keeper/owner of a wagon. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
holding siding by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Siding assigned to freight trains stops on the way. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
holzexpress by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Launched in late May 1998, this train transports timber to Southern Italy (Bari and Messina) twice a week. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
home signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal governing entrance to an interlocking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
home signal limits by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track layout that is protected by opposing home signals. On North American railroads the home signal limits always equal the interlocking limits. On some railroads outside of North America home signal limits may contain more than one interlocking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
hot axle box by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An axle box and bearing that has exceeded its maximum designed operating temperature. Source:Commission Decision 2006/920/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem Traffic Operation and Management of the trans- European conventional rail system
hot axle box by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An axle box and bearing that has exceeded its maximum designed operating temperature. Source:Commission Decision 2008/231/EC concerning the TSI relating to the OPERATION subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC
hot axle box by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An axle box and bearing that has exceeded its maximum designed operating temperature. Source:OPE glossary
Hot Axle Box Detector(s) (HABD) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This is a piece of line-side equipment, consisting of sensors mounted at rail head height and designed to detect abnormal temperatures in wheel arrangements of passing train services. This system facilitates the examination of trains which cannot otherwise be physically observed, from remotely positioned signalling centres. It also facilitates the operation of trains without the need for frequent intermediate stops for physical examination. The equipment transmits a message with the passing of each train to the signalling centre responsible for the portion of line concerned. An alarm will sound and a record will be generated showing the wheel (axle) arrangement which allows the signaller to identify the position of the defect and bring the train to a stand at a location to facilitate confirmatory inspection by the train driver. There are 201 such installations, predominately on routes with significant freight traffic operating over long distances. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
hot box detector by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Device allowing to control, at the crossing of the trains running at their normal speed, the thermal state of the axle-bearings and to detect the ones for which the temperature is abnormally high, to transmit to a monitoring traffic control centre the elements allowing to appreciate the seriousness of the detected malfunction and to locate the incriminated axle-bearing, in order to make the train stop and to act, for certain installations, on the train stopping signalling. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
hot incident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Fire, explosion followed by fire, emission of toxic smoke or gases. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
HS code by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:6-digit code list for products used by customs, identically to the first 6 digits of the CN code. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
hub by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Central point for the collection, sorting, transshipment and distribution of goods for a particular area. This concept comes from a term used in air transport for passengers as well as freight. It describes collection and distribution through a single point ("Hub and Spoke" concept). Source:Terminology on combined transport
human error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A human action (mistake), which can result in unintended system behaviour/failure. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
human error by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A human action (mistake), which can result in unintended system behavior/failure. Source:SAMNET Synthesis Report Safety management and interoperability
human factors by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The field of study and practice concerned with the human element of any system, the manner in which human performance is affected, and the way that humans affect the performance of systems. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
hump by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An artifical hill in a hump yard where cars are pushed over to let gravity drive them into the classification tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
hump yard by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A classification yard in which classification is done by gravity switching. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The client / server protocol used on connect to servers on the Web. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
Hypertext Transfer Protocol. (HTTP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The client/sever protocol used on connect to servers on the Web. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
identification number (IN) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Numeric identification code. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
idle state by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Non-operating up state, during non- required time. Idle state should not be confused with the term idling, which is a condition of rotating or moving items without loading or useful output. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
idle time by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Time interval during which an item is in an idle state. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
illegal signal indication by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signal indication that is inconsistent with the signal aspects and indications used in the RailCorp Network, or the indications of adjoining signals and the known condition of the line, or what is known about occupancy of the line.
IM by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Infrastructure Manager. Source:Commission Decision 2008/163/EC concerning the TSI relating to safety in railway tunnels in the trans-European conventional and HS rail system
IM by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Infrastructure Manager. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
immediate action limit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The value which, if exceeded, requires taking measures to reduce the risk of derailment to an acceptable level. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
immediate action limit (IAL) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:the value which, if exceeded, leads to the Infrastructure Manager taking measures to reduce the risk of derailment to an acceptable level. This can be done either by closing the line, reducing speed or by correction of track geometry. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
immediate maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Maintenance which is carried out without delay after a fault has been detected to avoid unacceptable consequences. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
impact assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A document which explains how the Decision Criteria and any Relevant Strategies have been applied and how a Standards Change is likely or expected to impact on the industry. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
implementation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The activity applied in order to transform the specified designs into their physical realisation. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
implementation plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A description of how a contracting entity will manage and undertake the works, the interface of infrastructure with rolling stock, and the impact of the works on other persons who may be affected by those works. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
implementation plan by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A description of how a contracting entity will manage and undertake the works, the interface of infrastructure with rolling stock, and the impact of the works on other persons who may be aVected by those works. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
implementer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:One or more persons assigned by the Design Authority to transform specified designs into their physical realisation. Source:EN 50128 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Software for railway control and protection systems
importer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person established within the Community who places a product from a third country on the Community market. Source:Decision No. 768/2008/EC adopted Jointly by the European Parliament and The Council on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC
importer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any natural or legal person established within the Community, who places a product from a third country on the Community market. Source:Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of Products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
improvement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Combination of all technical, administrative and managerial actions, intended to ameliorate the dependability of an item, without changing its required function. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
in service value by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Value measured at any time after the infrastructure has been placed into service. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
in-service experience by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Validation of product requirements for suitability for use by operation or use of the product in service, integrated representatively into the railway system, over a specified operation time or running distance. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
in-service tests by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Tests, undertaken in service under real operation conditions, to measure and/or to record specified characteristics of the product. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
inception kernel by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A sub-set of projects where the deployment of ETCS is mandatory. Source:Commission Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI relating to the control-command and signalling subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
incident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any occurrence, other than accident or serious accident, associated with the operation of trains and affecting the safety of operation. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
incident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unplanned, uncontrolled event, which under different circumstances could have resulted in an accident. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
incident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any occurrence, other than an accident or serious accident, associated with the operation of trains and affecting the safety of operation. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
incident by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any occurrence, other than an accident or serious accident, associated with the operation of trains and affecting the safety of operation. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
indenture level by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Level of subdivision of an item from the point of view of a maintenance action. Examples of indenture levels could be a system, a subsystem, a component. The indenture level depends on the complexity of the item's construction, the accessibility to subsystems, skill level of maintenance personnel, test equipment facilities, safety considerations, etc. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
independence (functional) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Freedom from any mechanism which can affect the correct operation of more than one function as a result of either systematic or random failure. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
independence (human) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Freedom from involvement in the same intellectual, commercial and/or management entity. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
independence (physical) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Freedom from any mechanism which can affect the correct operation of more than one system/subsystem/equipment as a result of random failures. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
independent point lock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A point lock that is actuated by a separate device from that which drives the points. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
individual Joint Performance Process (JPP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Process for Liaison and Cooperation Network Rail and each Access Party shall establish an individual JPP for regular liaison and cooperation between Network Rail and that Access Party with a view to fulfilling the Performance Objectives. The individual JPP shall be consistent with the ability to enable performance reporting at national level and to compare performance as between different Access Parties, while facilitating the parties? ability to accommodate needs at local level. It may be documented within the JPIP. Frequency of Meeting The individual JPP shall include at least a Joint Performance Review between Network Rail and that Access Party each Reporting Period during the term of each relevant Access Agreement between them. It may also provide for more frequent review meetings and less frequent planning or strategic meetings. Notwithstanding the process, either Network Rail or that Access Party may require a Joint Performance Review to be held at any time by giving at least 14 days? written notice to the other with a proposed agenda of items to be considered. Attendance at Meetings The individual JPP shall provide for meetings to involve suitably senior representatives from all parties, attending on a consistent basis so far as reasonably practicable. The Reporting Period Joint Performance Review The individual JPP shall provide for the Joint Performance Review held each Reporting Period to address at least: (a) presentation by Network Rail of performance data in respect of the previous Reporting Period relevant to Network Rail and that Access Party; (b) an analysis of that performance data; (c) a comparison against any applicable JPIP, including an assessment of reasons for any shortfalls or improved achievement in comparison with any relevant JPIP performance targets and any relevant JPIP action plans; (d) consideration of actions which may be planned, tested, implemented or Source:Network Rail - Network Code
individual risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A risk which is related to a single individual only. Source:EN 50129 - Railway applications- Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
individual risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The individual risk experienced by a person, is their probability of fatality per unit time, usually per year, as a result of a hazard in a specified system. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
individual risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The probability of fatality per year to which an individual is exposed to by Railway Operations. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
industrial activity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any operation carried out in an industrial installation referred to in Annex I involving, or possibly involving, one or more dangerous substances and capable of presenting major-accident hazards, and also transport carried out within the establishment for internal reasons and the storage associated with this operation within the establishment, Any other storage in accordance with the conditions specified in Annex II. Source:Seveso directive 82/501/EEC ("Seveso I")
industrial curtilage by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A curtilage of a harbour, freight terminal, mine, quarry or factory. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
information by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Meaningful data. Source:CMW Glossary
information by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Meaningful data. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
information by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Network Rail Annual Information, Network Rail Monitoring Information and Requested Information. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The infrastructure on the lines of the trans-European transport network identified in Decision No 1 692/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network or listed in any update to the same Decision as a result of the revision provided for in Article 21 of that Decision. This network may be subdivided into the following categories: - lines intended for passenger services; - lines intended for mixed traffic (passengers and freight); - lines specially designed or upgraded for freight services; - passenger hubs; - freight hubs, including intermodal terminals; - lines connecting the abovementioned components. This infrastructure includes traffic management, tracking, and navigation systems: technical installations for data processing and telecommunications intended for long-distance passenger services and freight services on the network in order to guarantee the safe and harmonious operation of the network and efficient traffic management. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The track, points, engineering structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.), associated station infrastructure (platforms, zones of access, including the needs of persons with reduced mobility, etc.), safety and protective equipment. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The infrastructure of the trans-European conventional rail system will be that on the lines of the trans-European transport network identified in Decision No 1692/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network or listed in any update to the same Decision as a result of the revision provided for in Article 21 of that Decision. For the purposes of this Directive, this network may be subdivided into the following categories: - lines intended for passenger services; - lines intended for mixed traffic (passengers and freight); - lines specially designed or upgraded for freight services; - passenger hubs; - freight hubs, including intermodal terminals; - lines connecting the abovementioned elements. This infrastructure includes traffic management, tracking, and navigation systems: technical installations for data processing and telecommunications intended for long-distance passenger services and freight services on the network in order to guarantee the safe and harmonious operation of the network and efficient traffic management. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
Infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The infrastructure on the lines of the trans-European transport network identified in the framework of the guidelines referred to in Article 129c of the Treaty: - those specially built for high-speed travel; - those specially upgraded for high- speed travel. They may include connecting lines, in particular junctions of new lines or lines upgraded for high speed with town centre stations located on them, on which speeds must take account of local conditions. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Infrastructure on the lines identified in Decision No 1692/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network or listed in any update of that Decision as a result of the revision provided for in Article 21 of that Decision. The high-speed lines comprise: - specially built high-speed lines equipped for speeds generally equal to or greater than 250 km/h, - specially upgraded high-speed lines equipped for speeds of the order of 200 km/h, - specially upgraded high-speed lines which have special features as a result of topographical, relief or town-planning constraints, on which the speed must be adapted to each case. This infrastructure includes traffic management, tracking and navigation systems: technical installations for data processing and telecommunications intended for passenger services on these lines in order to guarantee the safe and harmonious operation of the network Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:system of facilities, equipment and services needed for the operation of an organization. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
See civil infrastructure; electrical infrastructure; signalling and telecommunications infrastructure.
infrastructure and rolling stock registers by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An infrastructure or rolling stock register is a compilation of the relevant characteristics concerning the basic parameters, interfaces and performance of the infrastructure or the rolling stock. Typically, such registers would also contain information concerning control- command, energy, operation and maintenance. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
infrastructure capacity by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Potential to schedule train paths requested for an element of infrastructure for a certain period. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
infrastructure controller by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning given to it by the Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 2000, being a person who controls Railway Infrastructure. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
infrastructure inspection vehicles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vehicles utilised to monitor the condition of the infrastructure; they may be included in an operational passenger train. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
infrastructure inspection vehicles by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Vehicles utilised to monitor the condition of the infrastructure; they may be included in an operational passenger train. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining a railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a corridor or part of a corridor may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings (Directive 2001/14/EC). Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
Infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a network or part of a network may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings. Source:Directive 2001/14/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure, or a part thereof, as defined in Article 3 of Directive 91/440/EEC, which may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a network or part of a network may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure, or part thereof, as defined in Article 3 of Directive 91/440/EEC, which may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a network or on part of a network may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
Infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any public body or undertaking responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure, as well as for operating the control and safety systems. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a network or part of a network may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
Infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any public body or undertaking responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure, as well as for operating the control and safety systems. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An organisation responsible for managing railway infrastructure. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and, Fundamentals and Guidance
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any public body or undertaking responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure, as well as for operating the control and safety systems. An infrastructure manager can delegate to another railway body the following tasks: maintaining railway infrastructure, as well as operating the control and safety system. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning given to it in the Regulations implementing EU Directive EC 91/440 in so far as it relates to Controlled Infrastructure. Source:Railway Group Standards Code
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any organisation or undertaking (Reseau Ferre de France in the case of the national rail network) in charge in particular of creating, maintaining, developing, and invoicing railway infrastructure. Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person who is responsible for establishing and maintaining infrastructure or a part thereof, which may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems, but does not include a maintainer. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
infrastructure manager by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:the person who: (a) in relation to infrastructure other than a station, is responsible for developing and maintaining that infrastructure or, in relation to a station, the person who is responsible for managing and operating that station, except that it shall not include any person solely on the basis that he carries out the construction of that infrastructure or station or its maintenance, repair or alteration; and (b) manages and uses that infrastructure or station, or permits it to be used, for the operation of a vehicle. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
infrastructure manager (IM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The body that is responsible for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
infrastructure manager (IM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a corridor or part of a corridor may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings (Directive 2001/14/EC). Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
infrastructure manager (IM) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking that is responsible in particular for establishing and maintaining railway infrastructure. This may also include the management of infrastructure control and safety systems. The functions of the infrastructure manager on a corridor or part of a corridor may be allocated to different bodies or undertakings (Directive 2001/14/EC). Source:TAP TSI Glossary
infrastructure subsystem by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The infrastructure structural subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system includes the tracks and switches and crossings of the high-speed lines. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
initial delay by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A delay that was not transmitted from another train. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
initial leg by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Movement of consignment by truck to the sending railway station including transshipment from truck onto the railway waggon, or by rail if shipment comes from other European countries. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
injuries (seriously injured person) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any person injured who was hospitalised for more than 24 hours as a result of an accident, excluding attempted suicides. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
inner coupling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The coupling device between vehicles in order to form a unit composed of several vehicles (e.g. a fixed rake of coaches or a trainset). Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
inner coupling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The coupling device between vehicles in order to form a unit composed of several vehicles (e.g. a fixed rake of coaches or a trainset). Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
innovative interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interoperability constituent that fulfils the condition that the particular type of subassembly within which it is intended to be used does not comply with the performances set out in Chapter 4 of the present TSI insofar as they apply to the subassembly. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
inquiry by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A formally structured inquiry set up to look into an accident or incident which has either caused major loss or may evidence major Risk (including public inquiries and formal public investigations). Source:Railway Group Standards Code
inspection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity evaluation by observation and judgement accompanied as appropriate by measurement, testing or gauging. Source:"The Trans-European high speed rail system", Guide for the application of the high speed TSIs of Council Directive 96/48/EC
inspection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Check for conformity by measuring, observing, testing or gauging the relevant characteristics of an item. Generally inspection can be carried out before, during or after other maintenance activity. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
inspection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity evaluation by observation and judgement accompanied as appropriate by measurement, testing or gauging. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
inspection by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Conformity evaluation by observation and judgement accompanied as appropriate by measurement, testing or gauging. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
instability criterion by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:On straight track or large radius curves a wheelset is running in an unstable manner if the periodic lateral movement of the wheelset exhausts the clearance between the wheel flanges and the gauge corner of the rails. In unstable motion this lateral movement is exerted over several cycles and is strongly dependent on speed and equivalent concavity and causes excessive lateral vibrations. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
instruction sign by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A sign, near or fixed to a signal, bearing directions to rail traffic crews.
insulated rail joint by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A rail joint that ensures electrical insulation of adjacent rails to limit a track circuit. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
insulated wagon by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Covered wagon of which the body is built with insulating walls, doors, floor and roof, by which the heat exchanges between the inside and outside of the body can be so limited that the overall coefficient of heat transfer (K coefficient), is such that the equipment is assignable to one or other of the following two categories: IN = Normally insulated equipment - characterized by a K coefficient equal to or less than 0.7 W/m2 oC IR = Heavily insulated equipment - characterized by a K coefficient equal to or less than 0.4 W/m2 oC. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
integrated company by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway undertaking also being an infrasructure manager. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
interchange by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The transfer of control from one railway company to another for practical operational and safety reasons. Examples are: ? mixed services, ? services with shared haulage responsibility, ? the transfer of information between different railway administrations, ? the transfer of information between wagon owners/keepers and train operators. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
interchange between carriers by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the Transfer of control from one railway undertaking to another for practical operational, safety and liability reasons. Examples are: - Successive railway undertakings, - Trains with substitute carriers, - The transfer of information between different railway undertakings. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
interchange point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location where the transfer of responsibility for the wagons of a train goes from one RU to another RU. Regarding a train running, the train is taken over from one RU by the other RU, which owns now the path for the next journey section. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
interchange point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location where the transfer of control for the train happens from one RU to another RU. Regarding a train running, the train is taken over from one RU by the other RU, which owns now the path for the next journey section. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
interchangeability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Ability of one product, process or service to be used in place of another to fulfil the same requirements Note: The functional aspect of interchangeability is called 'functional interchangeability', and the dimensional aspect 'dimensional interchangeability'. Source:CMW Glossary
interested parties by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:These include the staff of the ministry for transport, the railway undertakings accepted on the national rail network by Reseau Ferre de France, EPSF (Railway Safety Public Corporation), the regional interest public transport organizing authorities, represented by the Association des Regions de France and/or the Groupement des Autorites Responsables de Transport, the customers of freight transport services, represented by the Association des Usagers de Transport de Fret (AUTF), the International Union of combined Road- Rail transport companies (UIRR), the Groupement National des Transports Combines (GNTC), and the users of transport services, represented by the Federation Nationale des Associations d'Usagesr de Transports (FNAUT). Source:RFF - National Rail Network Statement 2009
interested party by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person or group having an interest in the performance or success of an organization. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
interested party by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person or group having an interest in the performance or success of an organisation. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
interested party by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Person or group concerned with or affected by the safety performance of an organization. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
Interim Voice Radio System (GSMR (IVRS)) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system used for emergency communications between train crew and signaller in defined geographical areas as shown in Table A of the Sectional Appendices. The facility is used primarily where axle counters have replaced track circuits as the means of train detection. Source:Network Rail - 2009 Network Statement
interlocked manual block by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A manual block system in which the block instruments are interlocked to the signals. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An arrangement of switches and signals interconnected in a way that each movement follows the other in a proper and safe sequence. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Interaction of equipment controlling points and/or signals to prevent conflicting movements, and to make sure that routes are set correctly.
interlocking area by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An area equipped with interlocked points and/or signals.
interlocking limits by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The tracks between the outer opposing absolute signals of an interlocking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking machine by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Equipment used to operate or control interlocked points and signals.
interlocking plant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The trackage within the limits of an interlocking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A signal that governs a train route inside of interlocking limits. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking table by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A tabular sheet that contains all interlocking dependencies of an interlocking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
interlocking tower by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The place where an interlocking machine is located. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
intermediate block signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A block signal that is located between different interlockings. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
intermediate interlocking signal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An interlocking signal that is neither a home signal nor it governs a route to leave the home signal limits. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
intermediate point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location which defines the start or end point of a journey section. This may be e. g. an interchange, handover or handling point. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermediate point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location which defines the start or end point of a journey section. This may be e. g. an interchange, handover or handling point. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
intermediate switch by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A switch that is located between two interlocking signals in a way that a train that is waiting at the signal ahead would not clear the switch. Intermediate switches must be interlocked both to the signal in rear and to the signal in advance. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
intermittent ATP by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An ATP system in which the data is transmitted to the train at discrete points along the track. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
intermodal operator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Operator of an intermodal terminal, e.g. a Gateway. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermodal service integrator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any body or undertaking, which has the contract with customers for the transport of intermodal units. He is preparing waybills, managing capacity on block trains, etc. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermodal terminal by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Location which provides the space, equipment and operational environment under which the loading units (freight containers, swap bodies, semi-trailers or trailers) transfer takes place. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermodal transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The movement of goods in one and the same Intermodal Transport Unit or road vehicle, which uses successively two or more modes of transport without handling the goods themselves in changing modes. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
intermodal transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The movement of goods in one and the same loading unit or vehicle which uses successively several modes of transport without handling of the goods themselves in changing modes. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermodal transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The movement of goods in one and the same loading unit or road vehicle, which uses successively two or more modes of transport without handling the goods themselves in changing modes. Source:Terminology on combined transport
intermodal transport unit (ITU) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Containers, swap bodies and semi- trailers suitable for intermodal transport. Source:Terminology on combined transport
intermodal unit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A Load Unit which can be transported by different modes, e.g. container, swap body, semi-trailer, trailer. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
intermodality by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A system of transport whereby two or more modes of transport are used to transport the same loading unit or truck in an integrated manner, without loading or unloading, in a door to door transport chain. Source:Terminology on combined transport
internal audit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the safety management system audit criteria set by the organization are fulfilled. In many cases, particularly in smaller organizations, independence can be demonstrated by the freedom from responsibility for the activity being audited. Source:Proposal for a Safety Management Systems Glossary
International freight service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport services where the train crosses at least one border of a Member State; the train may be joined and/or split and the different sections may have different origins and destinations, provided that all wagons cross at least one border. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
International freight transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Transport of freight by trains using the networks of at least two Member States, movingby rail or train ferry throughout. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 2183/78 laying down uniform costing principles for railway undertakings
international goods transport by rail - loaded (outgoing) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods carried by rail between a place of loading located in the reporting country and a place of unloading in another country. Goods in transit throughout are not included. Wagons loaded on a railway network and carried by ferry to a foreign network are included. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
international goods transport by rail - unloaded (incoming) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Goods carried by rail between a place of loading located in a foreign country and a place of unloading in the reporting country. Goods in transit throughout are not included. Wagons loaded on a foreign railway network and carried by ferry to the reporting network are included. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
International grouping by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any association of at least two railway undertakings established in different Member States for the purpose of providing international transport services between Member States. Source:Directive 91/440/EEC Development of the Community's Railways
International grouping by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any association of at least two railway undertakings established in different Member States for the purpose of providing international transport services between Member States. Source:Directive 95/19/EC On the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees
international journey by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a passenger journey by rail crossing the border of at least one Member State. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
international operator by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Each Bidder who has rights to train movements through the Channel Tunnel. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
international path by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any Train Slot which is contiguous with a train movement through the Channel Tunnel or any combination of Train Slots which are contiguous with each other and of which at least one is contiguous with a planned train movement through the Channel Tunnel. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
international rail passenger service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means a rail passenger service which crosses a border of at least one Member State. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
international railway transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway transport between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) in two different countries. It may involve transit through one or more additional countries. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
international sale by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the sale of a train ticket for an international journey. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
international service by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The operation of a railway service between the State and another state;. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
International transport by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Rail transport between a place (of loading/embarkation or unloading/disembarkation) in the reporting country and a place (of loading/embarkation or unloading/disembarkation) in another country. Source:Regulation (EC) No. 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistic
internet by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:? Any large network made up of several smaller networks. ? A group of networks that are interconnected so that they appear to be one continuous large network, and can be addressed seamlessly at the OSI model network layer through routers. ? The industry name for the network, used as reference resource for e-mail and an on-line chat room for users around the world. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Occasionally a gateway or destination host will communicate with a source host, for example, to report an error in datagram processing. For such purposes this protocol, the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), is used. ICMP, uses the basic support of IP as if it were a higher level protocol, however, ICMP is actually an integral part of IP, and must be implemented by every IP module. ICMP messages are sent in several situations: for example, when a datagram cannot reach its destination, when the gateway does not have the buffering capacity to forward a datagram, and when the gateway can direct the host to send traffic on a shorter route. The Internet Protocol is not designed to be absolutely reliable. The purpose of these control messages is to provide feedback about problems in the communication environment, not to make IP reliable. There are still no guarantees that a datagram will be delivered or a control message will be returned. Some datagrams may still be undelivered without any report of their loss. The higher level protocols that use IP must implement their own reliability procedures if reliable communication is required. The ICMP messages typically report errors in the processing of datagrams. To avoid the infinite regress of messages about messages etc., no ICMP messages are sent about ICMP messages. Also ICMP messages are only sent about errors in handling fragment zero of fragmented datagrams. (Fragment zero has the fragment offset equal zero.). Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic mapplication for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
Internet protocol (IP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Internet Protocol (IP) is used for host-to-host datagram service in a system of interconnected networks. The network connecting devices are called Gateways. These gateways communicate between themselves for control purposes via a Gateway to Gateway Protocol (GGP). Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
Interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of the trans-European conventional rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of trains which accomplish the required levels of performance for these lines. This ability rests on all the regulatory, technical and operational conditions which must be met in order to satisfy the essential requirements. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of a rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of trains which accomplish the required levels of performance for these lines. This ability depends on all the regulatory, technical and operational conditions which must be met in order to satisfy the essential requirements. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
Interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of the trans-European high- speed rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of high-speed trains which accomplish the specified levels of performance. This ability rests on all the regulatory, technical and operational conditions which must be met in order to satisfy essential requirements. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of a rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of trains which accomplish the required levels of performance for these lines. This ability depends on all the regulatory, technical and operational conditions which must be met in order to satisfy the essential requirements. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of the high-speed rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of high-speed trains which accomplish the specified levels of performance and this ability rests on all the regulatory, technical and operational conditions which must be met in order to satisfy essential requirements. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of the trans-European conventional rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of conventional trains that accomplish the required levels of performance for these lines. This ability rests on all the regulatory, technical, and operational conditions that must be met in order to satisfy the essential requirements. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
interoperability by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The ability of the trans-European high- speed rail system to allow the safe and uninterrupted movement of high-speed rolling stock; and cognate expression shall be construed accordingly. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly. The concept of a constituent covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
Interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly. The concept of a ?constituent? covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. The interoperability constituents may be: - Multiple-use constituents: these are constituents that are not specific to the railway system and which may be used as such in other areas; - Multiple-use constituents having specific characteristics: these are constituents which are not, as such, specific to the railway system, but which must display specific performance levels when used for railway purposes; - Specific constituents: these are constituents that are specific to railway applications. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem, upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends either directly or indirectly, and a constituent which has been specified by a TSI as being an interoperability constituent shall be deemed to be an interoperability constituent for the purposes of this definition. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 118-2002 (Interoperability of the Trans- European High-Speed Rail System)
interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the Trans- European conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly. The concept of a constituent covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
interoperability constituent by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, sub-assembly or complete assembly of equipment that is incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a structural subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends and that has been specified by: (a) a TSI covering a particular subsystem as being an interoperability constituent; or (b) the Secretary of State in a notification given under regulation 27 as an interoperability constituent to which any standards, technical specifications and technical rules covered by that notification relate. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a Subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends either directly or indirectly. The concept of a constituent covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:Commission Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the TSI relating to the CONTROL-COMMAND &SIGNALLING subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system and modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679/EC concerning the TSI for C-C & Sig subsystem for the trans-European
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Interoperability constituents are any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends either directly or indirectly. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem, upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends either directly or indirectly. Source:Commission Decision 2008/232/EC concerning a TSI relating to the ROLLING STOCK subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
Interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the high-speed or conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly, as defined in Directive 96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC. The concept of a ?constituent? covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem, upon which the interoperability of the rail system depends directly or indirectly. The concept of a ?constituent? covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
Interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem, upon which the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system depends either directly or indirectly. They include: - multiple-use constituents: constituents not specific to the railway system and which may be used as such in other areas; - multiple-use constituents having specific characteristics: constituents which are not, as such, specific to a railway system, but which must display specific performance levels when used for railway purposes; - specific constituents: constituents that are specific to railway applications. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem, upon which the interoperability of the rail system depends directly or indirectly. The concept of a "constituent" covers both tangible objects and intangible objects such as software. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the high-speed or conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly, or complete assembly of equipment incorporated, or intended to be incorporated, into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system depends either directly or indirectly. The concept of a constituent covers both tangible and intangible objects such as software. Source:Republic of Ireland - Statutory Instruments No. 61-2004 (Interoperability of the Trans- European Conventional Rail System)
interoperability constituents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any elementary component, group of components, subassembly or complete assembly of equipment incorporated or intended to be incorporated into a subsystem upon which the interoperability of the high-speed or conventional rail system depends directly or indirectly. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
intersection point by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Theoretical intersection point of the running edges at the centre of the crossing. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
intervention limit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The value, which, if exceeded, requires corrective maintenance in order that the immediate action limit shall not be reached before the next inspection. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
intervention limit (IL) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:the value, which, if exceeded, requires corrective maintenance in order that the immediate action limit shall not be reached before the next inspection. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
intolerable risk by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A risk which cannot be accepted and must be reduced. Source:Engineering Safety Management (The Yellow Book); Volumes 1 and , Fundamentals and Guidance
intoxicant by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:It includes alcohol and drugs and any combination of drugs or of drugs and alcohol. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
Investigating body by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Permanent body appointed of investigations of accidents and incidents by each Member State This body has to be independent in its organisation, legal structure and decision-making from any infrastructure manager, railway undertaking, charging body, allocation body and notified body, and from any party whose interests could conflict with the tasks entrusted to the investigating body. It shall furthermore be functionally independent from the safety authority and from any regulator of railways. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
investigating body (IB) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Each Member State shall ensure that investigations of accidents and incidents are conducted by a permanent body. This body shall be independent in its organisation, legal structure and decision-making from any infrastructure manager, railway undertaking, charging body, allocation body and notified body. It shall furthermore be functionally independent from the safety authority and from any regulator of railways. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
Investigation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process conducted for the purpose of accident and incident prevention which includes the gathering and analysis of information, the drawing of conclusions, including the determination of causes and, when appropriate, the making of safety recommendations. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
investigation by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process conducted for the purpose of accident and incident prevention which includes the gathering and analysis of information, the drawing of conclusions, including the determination of causes and, when appropriate, the making of safety recommendations. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
investigation report by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A report published by the Investigation Unit of an investigation undertaken by it;. Source:Republic of Ireland - Railway Safety Act 2005
investigation unit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The Railway Accident Investigation Unit. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
investigations by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A process conducted for the purpose of accident and incident prevention which includes the gathering and analysis of information, the drawing of conclusions, including the determination of causes and, when appropriate, the making of safety recommendations. Source:Republic of Ireland- Statutory Instruments No. 61-2008 , European Communities (railway safety) Regulations 2008
investigator-in-charge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A person responsible for the organisation, conduct and control of an investigation. Source:Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
Investment expenditure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expenditure on new construction, extension, reconstruction and renewals. Source:Council Regulation (EEC) 1108/70 introducing an accounting system for expenditure on infrastructure in respect of transport by rail, road and inland waterway
Investment expenditure (infrastructure) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The total expenditure (in respect of staff, and goods and services provided by third parties) in connection with the construction, extension, reconstruction and renewal of infrastructure installations, including incidental expenses and research costs connected with such work. This definition does not, however, preclude entry pursuant to provisions of national law of certain minor investment expenditure under the heading ?Current expenditure?. Source:Commission Regulation (EEC) 2598/70 specifying the items to be included under the various headings in the forms of accounts shown in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1108/70 of 4 June 1970
investment expenditure on infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expenditure on new construction and extension of existing infrastructure, including reconstruction, renewal and major repairs of infrastructure. Infrastructure includes land, permanent way constructions, buildings, bridges and tunnels, as well as immovable fixtures, fittings and installations connected with them (signalling, telecommunications, catenaries, electricity sub-stations, etc.) as opposed to rolling stock. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
investment expenditures on rolling stock by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Expenditure for purchase of the new railway vehicles. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
invitation to tender by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A document from the entity which intends to order the design, construction, renewal or upgrade of Rolling Stock. The invitation to tender is dated and published in accordance with EU legislation and addressed to potential contractors. The invitation to tender contains requirements and objectives, of technical, financial and planning nature. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
invitation to tender by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A document from the entity which intends to order the design, construction, renewal or upgrade of rolling stock. The invitation to tender is dated and published in accordance with EU legislation and addressed to potential contractors. The invitation to tender contains requirements and objectives, of technical, financial and planning nature. Source:Trans-European conventional rail system, subsystem rolling stock, TSI "locomotives and passenger RST"
ISO 190011 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Provides guidance on auditing quality and environmental management systems. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 9000 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Describes fundamentals of quality management systems and specifies the terminology for quality management systems. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 9001 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfil customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 9004 by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Provides guidelines that consider both the effectiveness and efficiency of the quality management system. The aim of this standard is improvement of the performance of the organization and satisfaction of customers and other interested parties. Source:ISO 9000:2005 - Quality management systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO master module by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Cargo carrying equipment with the standardized footprint of 400 x 600 mm. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
isolated defect by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A discrete track geometry fault. Source:Final Draft TSI Conventional Rail System: Subsystem infrastructure
isolated defects by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A localised track geometry condition requiring maintenance attention. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
issuer by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means an undertaking selling the ticket and receiving payment. May be a carrier and/or a distributor. The issuer is the undertaking indicated on the ticket with its code and possibly its logo. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
item by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any part, component, device, subsystem, functional unit, equipment or system that can be individually considered. Source:CMW Glossary
item by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any part, component, device, subsystem, functional unit, equipment or system that can be individually considered. A number of items e.g. a population of items, or a sample, may itsel f be considered as an item. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
item register by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Record of the individually identified items together with location. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
joint occupancy by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Simultaneous occupancy of track wihtin defined limits.
Joint Performance Improvement Plan (JPIP) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Parties to a JPIP Except to the extent that it is agreed otherwise under Condition LA7.1, Network Rail and each Access Party shall agree a JPIP which covers all the parts of the Network over which that Access Party has rights of access. This does not preclude a JPIP being agreed between Network Rail and more than one Access Party. Period Each JPIP shall specify the period to which it relates. It is anticipated that elements of a JPIP may relate to differing periods, reflecting the short, medium or long term nature of the plans concerned. Contents of a JPIP A JPIP shall contain such matters as are agreed between the JPIP Parties as being designed to achieve the Performance Objectives for the period covered by that JPIP, including: (a) performance metrics to be used for reporting on performance, the information to be provided by each party to the other for the purpose of Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Joint Performance Review (JPR) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The individual JPP shall include at least a Joint Performance Review between Network Rail and that Access Party each Reporting Period during the term of each relevant Access Agreement between them. It may also provide for more frequent review meetings and less frequent planning or strategic meetings. Notwithstanding the process, either Network Rail or that Access Party may require a Joint Performance Review to be held at any time by giving at least 14 days? written notice to the other with a proposed agenda of items to be considered. The individual JPP may provide for JPRs to be held either in whole or in part between Network Rail and two or more other Access Parties where those Access Parties are all reasonably likely to be materially affected by the matters to be addressed. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
Joint representative body (JRB) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The body bringing together representatives of the infrastructure managers, railway companies and industry which is responsible for drawing up TSIs. 'Infrastructure managers` means those referred to in Articles 3 and 7 of Directive 91/440/EEC. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system
Joint reprresentative body (JRB) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Body bringing together representatives of the infrastructure managers, railway companies and industry which is responsible for drawing up the TSIs. Source:Directive 2001/16/EC On the interoperability of the trans- European conventional rail network
jointless track circuit by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track circuit that uses an AC audio frequency current, so that the working length is limited by the capacitive and inductive track characteristics without a need for insulated rail joints. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
joule by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Unit of measurement of energy consumption: 1 terajoule = 10^12 J = 2.78 x 10^5 kWh, 1 terajoule = 23.88459 TOE. Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
journey by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A ?journey? denotes the spatial forwarding of a loaded or empty wagon from the forwarding station to the destination station. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
journey by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means the movement of a passenger (or more passengers travelling together) from a location A to a location B. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
journey planner by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Means an IT system able to propose journey solutions. A journey solution is a set of one or more commercial transport services answering at least the question "How can I go from location A to location B at a given departure/arrival date and time?". The question could contain more complex additional criteria, such as "in the fastest way", "in the cheapest way", "with no changes", etc. The passenger can build the journey solutions by him/herself, consulting different information sources, or the solution can be offered to him/her by a journey planner. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
journey section by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Is the part of the journey which takes place on one infrastructure sector of an infrastructure manager, or part of the journey from the entry handover point to the exit handover point of the infrastructure of one infrastructure manager. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
JPIP Party by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Network Rail or any Access Party with whom a JPIP has from time to time been agreed and 'JPIP Parties' means both of them. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
JULY by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This word, or the adjective ?OPTIONAL?, means that an item is truly optional. One vendor may choose to include the item because a particular marketplace requires it or because the vendor feels that it enhances the product while another vendor may omit the same item. An implementation which does not include a particular option MUST be prepared to interoperate with another implementation which does include the option, though perhaps with reduced functionality. In the same vein an implementation which does include a particular option. MUST be prepared to interoperate with another implementation which does not include the option (except, of course, for the feature the option provides). Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
junction by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An arrangement of tracks and turnouts in which a line is joined by another one. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
kanban by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Developed in Japan, a tool for managing the supply chain in order to minimize overall costs by implementing the stockless (Just-In-Time) manufacturing philosophy. Major aspects of the system: self-controlling cycles, short-cycle manufacturing, pick-up principle, short- term supply chain management via a simple data carrier (Kanban card) including all the information relating to an order. "Kanban" (Japanese) = card, placard". Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person or entity that, being the owner of a vehicle or having the right to use it, exploits the vehicle as a means of transport and is registered as such in the National Vehicle Register (NVR) referred to in Article 33 of Directive 2008/57/EC. Source:CMW Glossary
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person, who being the owner or having the right to dispose of it, exploits a vehicle economically in a permanent manner as a means of transport and is registered as such in the Rolling Stock Register. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:the person or entity that, being the owner of a vehicle or having the right to use it, exploits the vehicle as a means of transport and is registered as such in the National Vehicle Register (NVR) provided for in Article 33 of Directive 2008/57/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast);. Source:Directive 2008/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community?s railways (Railway Safety Directive)
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person or entity that, being the owner of a vehicle or having the right to use it, exploits the vehicle as a means of transport and is registered as such in the national vehicle register referred to in Article 33. Source:Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person or entity that, being the owner of a vehicle or having the right to use it, exploits the vehicle as a means of transport and is registered as such in the national vehicle register. Source:Directive on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (recast)
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A vehicle keeper is the party, who being the owner or having the right to use it, exploits a vehicle economically in a permanent manner as a means of transport and is registered as such in the Rolling Stock Register. Source:Registration of Rolling Stock - Final report
keeper by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The person, who being the owner or having the right to dispose of it, exploits a vehicle economically in a permanent manner as a means of transport and is registered as such in the Rolling Stock Register. Source:TAP TSI Glossary
kinematic gauge by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:This covers the furthest positions in relation to the centres of the normal co- ordinates likely to be taken by various parts of rolling stock, taking into account the most unfavourable positions of the axles on the track, the lateral play and quasi-static movements attributable to the rolling stock and to the track. Source:Commission Decision 2006/861/EC concerning the TSI relating to the subsystem rolling stock - freight wagons of the trans-European conventional rail system
kinematice gauge (of a vehicle) by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The outside dimensions of this vehicle considering its maximum possible movement. Source:Draft TSI - Conventional Rail System - Subsystem rolling stock - TSI Locomotives and Passenger RST
KonVEIV by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Railway Interoperability Regulations for Conventional Traffic (Regulations governing the interoperability of the trans-European conventional railway system and constituting transposition of European Directive 2001/16/EC into German law). Source:DB Netz AG - Network Statement
KoRil by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Group Code of Practice (DB AG). Source:DB Netz AG - Network Statement
labelling by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Affixing of labels containing logistics and/or product information. Source:Austria-Rail Cargo Glossary
ladder track by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A track that provides access to a series of parallel tracks. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
land container by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Container complying with International Railway Union (UIC) specifications, for use in rail-road combined transport. Source:Terminology on combined transport
large containers by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:It means containers with an internal volume of more than 3 cubic metres and a length of 6 metres (20 feet) and over. Source:Uniform rules concerning the contract for international carriage of goods by rail (CIM); Appendix B to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980
latent fault by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Existing fault that has not yet been detected. Source:EN 13306:2001 - Maintenance Terminology
lead railway undertaking by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Responsible RU, which organises and manages the transport line according to the customer's commitment. It is the single point of contact for the customer. If more than one Railway Undertaking is involved in the transport chain, the LRU is responsible for the coordination of the various Railway Undertakings. A customer may be especially for intermodal transport an intermodal service integrator. Source:Commission Regulation 2006/62/EC concerning the TSI relating to the telematic application for freight subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system
legal requirement by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:(For the purpose of the definition of Change of Law), in relation to any person, any of the following: (a) Any enactment to the extent that it applies to that person; (b) any regulation made by the Council or the Commission of the European Union to the extent that it applies to that person or a decision taken by the said Commission which is binding on that person to the extent that it is so binding; and (c) any interpretation of law, or finding, contained in any judgment given by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction in respect of which the period for making an appeal has expired which Requires any legal requirement falling within paragraphs (a) or (b) above to have effect in a way which is different to that in which it previously had effect. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
LeiDis-NK by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Network Traffic-Regulation Control System for the Customer. Source:DB Netz AG - Network Statement
length of lines operated by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The total length of line operated for passenger transport, goods transport, or for both. (When a line is operated simultaneously by several railway bodies it will be counted only once). Source:Glossary for Transport Statistics
length of train by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Length over all vehicles including locomotive(s) over buffers. Source:OPE glossary
level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A location where the railway line and a road or pedestrian walkway cross paths on the same level.
level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An intersection at the same elevation of a road and one or more rail tracks. Source:Commission Decision 2008/217/EC concerning a TSI relating to the INFRASTRUCTURE subsystem of the trans-European HS rail system
level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An intersection at the same elevation of a road and one or more rail tracks. Source:Glossary for Energy TSI
level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any level intersection between the railway and a passage, as recognised by the infrastructure manager and open to public or private users. Passages between platforms within stations are excluded, as well as passages over tracks for the sole use of employees. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Any place where a railway crosses on a level a highway or other road or passageway, whether or not there is public access to such land. Source:United Kingdom - The Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005
level crossing accidents by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Accidents at level crossings involving at least one railway vehicle and one or more crossing vehicles, other crossing users such as pedestrians or other objects temporarily present on or near the track if lost by a crossing vehicle/user. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
level crossing user by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:All persons using a level crossing to cross the railway line by any mean of transportation or by foot. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
level crossing with crossing user side automatic protection and/or warning by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A level crossing where the crossing protection and/or warning are activated by the approaching train. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
level crossing with crossing user side manual protection and/or warning by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:A level crossing where protection and/or warning is manually activated and there is not an interlocked railway signal showing, to the train, a running aspect only when protection and/or warning of level crossing are activated. Source:Recommendations to revise Annex 1 to Directive 2004/49
level of maintenance by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The level of Maintenance defines the complexity of activities (inspections, checks, tests, preventive and corrective operations, repairs, exchanges etc.) which are undertaken during the maintenance process. It may be divided in 5 levels: The first level includes the actions of checking and monitoring undertaken before the departure (pre-departure) or en route. The second level includes inspections, checks, tests, fast exchanges of replaceable units and preventative and corrective operations of limited duration between two scheduled journeys. The third level corresponds to the operations carried out mainly in specialised facilities of a maintenance centre. It includes interventions of preventative and corrective maintenance and scheduled exchanges of components. The vehicle is not in active service during this level of maintenance. The fourth level comprises the major maintenance operations, generally called overhauls (of modular subsystems or of the complete vehicle). The fifth level comprises the refurbishment, modifications, very heavy repairs, renewal or upgrading, except where they are the subject to authorisation under the interoperability directives (2001/16 and 96/48). Source:CMW Glossary
level three right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning ascribed to it, if any, in the relevant Access Agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
level two right by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Has the meaning ascribed to if, if any, in the relevant Access Agreement. Source:Network Rail - Network Code
lever sequence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:The sequence in which the levers have to be operated to line up a route on an interlocking machine with cascade locking. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
leverman by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:An employee who operates an interlocking machine (lever frame) under supervision of a train director. Source:IFEV Glossary of railroad operation and control
Licence by Felipe Ramirez - 11-02-2016
Definition:Document demonstrating that the driver satisfies minimum conditions as regards medical requirements, basic education and general professional skills. Source:Directive 2007/59/EC on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community
light, battery powered tool or device by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An internally powered tool or device that can be easily carried by one person and be immediately removed from the track. The tool must not have potential to distract the operator, or impede the ability of the operator to respond to the warning of approaching rail traffic.
light, non-powered hand tool by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A tool that can be carried and easily removed by one person and is not powered by compressed air, gas, electricity, hydraulics, explosive charge or an internal combustion engine.
light, powered hand tool by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An internally powered tool that can be carried easily by one person, without mechanical assistance.
limit of authority by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
It defines the location to which rail traffic may travel under a Proceed Authority or the limits of a work on track authority. The limit may be defined by a sign, a signal capable of displaying a STOP indication, or a specific kilometrage point on a line.
loading outline by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The maximum height and width to which rail vehicles can be loaded for a particular line, as prescribed in the Train Operating Conditions (TOC) manual.
main line by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The running line normally used for running rail traffic through and between locations.
manual points control mechanism by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A device used for the manual control of points. Includes ESML handle, crank handle and handthrow point lever.
marker lights by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Lights which indicate the front or rear of a train.
marshal by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To arrange the order of vehicles in a train's consist.
net train weight by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The weight of vehicles and their load in a train consist.
Network access level crossing by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Generally permanent level crossings provided at authorised locations for Network maintenance. Excludes public level crossings and private level crossings.
Network Control by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The function responsible for managing rail traffic paths and issuing Occupancy Authorities.
Network Control Officer (NCO) by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Competent Worker who authorises, and may issue, Occupancy Authorities, and who manages rail traffic paths to ensure safe and efficient transit of rail traffic in the Network.The Competent Worker may be known as a Train Controller for an unattended location, a Signaller for an attended location, or a delegate carrying out some functions of a Train Controller or Signaller.
Network Incident Notice (NIN) by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A notice used to record and distribute information about incidents on the RailCorp Network.
Network Local Appendices by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Publications issued by RailCorp to prescribe special Safeworking arrangements for a location or area.
obstruct by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
To make a line unsafe for the passage of rail traffic.
open-channel by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A system that allows all radio users to take part in all conversations.
Operator by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An organisation that manages, operates or maintains rail traffic on the RailCorp Network.
Operator's Representative by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A person authorised by an Operator to act on their behalf.
pantograph by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An apparatus fixed to the roof of electric traction vehicles to draw current from the overhead supply.
permanent record by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A record made in writing or in a electronic system, and kept for reference and audit.
Qualified Worker by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A worker certified as competent to carry out the relevant task.
rail bond by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A cable fixed across a break or joint in one rail, or between two rails, to provide a path for traction return current or track-circuits.
RailCorp Incident Management Framework by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A manual issued by RailCorp that prescribes rules and procedures to be followed in the event of a major incident.
safe braking distance by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A distance indicated to rail traffic that would allow rail traffic to stop with the application of normal service braking.
safety assessment by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An assessment process used to identify hazards for all work planned for the Rail Corridor and its potential to intrude on the Danger Zone.
Signaller by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A Competent Worker who issues Occupancy Authorities, and works points, signals and other signalling equipment to manage routes for safe and efficient transit of rail traffic in the RailCorp Network.
signalling and telecommunications infrastructure by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Signalling equipment and telecommunications equipment used as part of the Safeworking and operating systems of the Network.
Signals Engineer by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A person with the appropriate delegated authority and signals engineering competence to make judgments about signalling safety.
tail lights by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Red lights used to designate the end of rail traffic. See also end-of-train markers.
track workers by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Competent rail safety workers whose primary duties are associated with work on or around infrastructure in the Rail Corridor.
Track-circuited territory by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Portions of line where the system of Safeworking relies on track-circuits to detect the presence of rail traffic.
Train Control diagram (graph) by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A diagram showing operational information for a Train Control area, also known as a Train Control graph.
train number (identification) by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A train or run number used to provide unique identification of a train.
unattended location by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A signalling location or block location that is not a remote controlled location, and where a Signaller is not on duty.
unauthorised by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Not given approval, or exceeding the limit of authority. See authorise.
unidirectional by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Allowing for normal travel in one direction only according to the infrastructure and system of Safeworking in use.
visibility lights by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Lights, fitted below the headlights, to improve rolling stock's ability to be seen and to assist the crew in viewing of the immediate area in front of the vehicle. Also known as ditch lights or crossing lights.
walking in the Danger Zone by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Walking from place to place in the Danger Zone and doing no work other than placing or removing protection for a worksite or rail traffic.
Weekly Notice by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A publication issued by RailCorp to advertise changes to, and details of, Safeworking arrangements.
Weekly Speed Notice by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
An information sheet listing temporary speed restrictions for specific locations.
wheel scale by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A build-up of metallic material on a wheel tread's surface.
whistle by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A device such as a bell, whistle, siren, horn or hooter, fitted to rail traffic to give audible warning.
WOLO by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
Speed restrictions applied during hot weather.
work on track by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
The work performed in the Rail Corridor.
yard by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A system of tracks within yard limits.
yard limit by Felipe Ramirez - 10-31-2016
A defined operational limit on a running line.