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БДС EN 16683:2016

Railway applications - Call for aid and communication device - Requirements

Jun 16, 2016

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90.93     Jun 5, 2021

90.00    Jun 4, 2026



European Standard

13.320     45.060.01  




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This European Standard specifies the functional requirements for Call For Aid and Communication devices fitted in trains:
- the functional requirements for a Call For Aid and Communication device;
- the dynamic analysis of the Call For Aid system.
NOTE 1 The Call For Aid function on existing vehicles may require modification to work in conjunction with vehicles that comply with this European Standard.
NOTE 2 The Call For Aid function is separate from the Passenger Alarm System (PAS), which is provided to deal with emergency situations. The PAS is described in EN 16334.
NOTE 3 The communication device is different from the PAS, but it can share some parts of the PAS to achieve its functionalities.
NOTE 4 The PAS is regarded as a safety relevant system whereas the CFA and communication device are non-critical aids to passengers.

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When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


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)


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БДС EN 16683:2016
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jun 5, 2021


prБДС EN 16683:2023

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Adopted from EN 16683:2015