Title
Railway track – Concrete sleepers and bearers
Commenting Period
25 April 2022 – 25 May 2022
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This standard specifies minimum requirement for prestressed monoblock concrete sleepers and bearers for railway track with homogeneous sleepers and bearers.

This standard includes control procedures related to the manufacturing and testing of prestressed monoblock sleepers and bearers.

This standard does not cover the prestressed monoblock concrete sleepers for use intersperse with non-concrete sleepers and bearers (i.e. timber and steel).

The main requirement of concrete sleepers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support.

This standard was developed with the following objectives:
h) to provide minimum requirements for prestressed monoblock concrete sleepers and bearers for railway track to be used by the industries;
i) to be used as a preliminary information for users, contractors and suppliers; and
j) to ensure the safety requirements of the product in the market.