The Joint Network Secretariat (JNS) has issued the Final Output containing long-term measures aimed at preventing broken wheels of tread braked freight wagons in an efficient and sustainable way. Concerned wheel types are: BA004 and BA314/ZDB29 (with a slope under the wheel flange).
After having developed the short-term risk mitigation measures in 2017 (under a JNS Urgent Procedure), the Task Force, chaired by the Agency and composed of experts from the European railway sector and authorities, continued working and performed an in-depth analysis.
The new measures, available here, replace the short-term risk mitigation measures and target as well the thermal overload and the minimum wheel diameter. Furthermore, the long-term measures contain proposals for updating the standards, regulations and contractual arrangements.
The Task Force has requested to continue working in 2020 with the assistance of the Agency, and will convene at a reduced pace to
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