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Verladerichtlinien / Règles de Chargement

Loading Guidelines

Verladerichtlinien / Règles de Chargement (updated April 1, 2022)

Safety of loading in freight transportation is a shared concern by all actors in the rail logistics supply chain: RUs, carriers, consigners/shippers.
The UIC Code of practice for the loading and securing of goods on railway wagons is a reference for a safe loading; the volume 1 (Principles) contains the mandatory requirements to be observed for the safe loading and securing of goods and the volume 2 (Goods), loading guidelines for specific types of goods, developed in compliance with the Principles set out in volume 1 on the basis of tests in practice.

Loading Guidelines-Volume 1

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Règles de Chargement-Tome 1

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Verladerichtlinien-Band 1

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Loading Guidelines-Volume 2

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Règles de chargement-Tome 2

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Verladerichtlinien-Band 2

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also available on the ETF website.

LOCA

Line categories / Catégories de lignes / Streckenklassen

Each RU designates a standard line category that correspond to the majority of its lines open to international traffic and exceptions: 3.1_Lines categories
Please find the explanation guide: Explanation_Loca_fr_de_en
The RUs shall send to UIC for publication the data on the railway lines they use; only a few such lists are currently available:

RICSRUNameNormal categorieExceptionsLine categories that RUs use &/ or network statements
00 50 ZFBH Zeljeznice Federacije Bosne I Hercegovine D4 Tables 2 and 3 zfbh_04-05-2017_transit_routes_and_destination_stations.pdf
00 71 ADIF Administrator de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias D4 3.2, 3.3 https://www.adif.es/sobre-adif/conoce-adif/declaracion-sobre-la-red
00 82 CFL CFL Infrastructure D4 3.4 https://acf.gouvernement.lu/fr/sillon/Document-de-reference-du-reseau.html
00 83 FS Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane C3 3.3, 3.4 FS_2015_line categories &https://www.rfi.it/en/railway-infrastructure-access-/Network-statement.html
00 87 SNCF SNCF Réseau https://www.sncf-reseau.com/fr/carte/charges-admissibles-transport-fret & https://www.sncf-reseau.com/fr/documents-reference-reseau
21 51 PKP PKP CARGO 3.3, 3.4 pkp_cargo_20-03-2015_transit_routes
21 54 CD CD Cargo C2 3.3, 3.4 CD Cargo_01-01-2020_transit_routes & CD Cargo_01-01-2020_destination_stations
21 55 RC H Rail Cargo Hungaria C2 3.3, 3.4 MÁV AG_GySEV AG_12-01-2022_transit_routes & MÁV AG_GySEV AG_12-01-2022_destination_stations
21 56 ZSSK ZSSK Cargo D4 3.3, 3.4 ZSSK C_2017_transit routes & ZSSK C_2017_ national destination stations
21 78 HZ HZ CARGO D3 3.3, 3.4 HZ_Cargo_11-12-2017_transit_routes & HZ_Cargo_11-12-2017_destination_stations
21 79 SŽ-Tovorni promet D3 3.3, 3.4 sz_02-09-2020_transit_routes_and_destination_stations
21 80 DB DB Cargo D4 3.2, 3.3 DB_Cargo_07-09-2020_transit_routes & DB_Cargo_07-09-2020_destination_stations &https://geovdbn.deutschebahn.com/isr
21 81 RCA Rail Cargo Austria D4 3.2, 3.3 RCA_04-10-2017_transit_routes_and_destination_stations
21 84 DB NL DB Cargo Nederland (The Nederlands) C2 3.3, 3.4 DB Cargo Nederland N.V_2013_3.3 & DB Cargo Nederland N.V_2013_3.4
21 85 SBB SBB Cargo D4 3.3, 3.4 SBB_Cargo_01-12-2018_transit_routes_and_destination_stations

Loading examples (currently under construction)

Verladebeispiele (derzeit überarbeitet) / Exemples de chargement (actuellement en cours de refonte)

The publish colour-coded loading examples cover other types of loading or wagons fitted with special securing devices. Blue and rosa are listed in the following table, are available according to conditions mentionned in the current version of Loading Guidelines:

Übersichtstabelletableau récapitulatifOverview table
in arbeit en travaux work in progress
Stand 22.04.2022 Etat : 22/04/2022 Status 22/04/2022
Blue and rosa loading examples-2022

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Friday 17 March 2017