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Content
1.1. Introduction .................................................................................................................3
1.1.1 The framework of laws and Regulations ...................................................................3
1.1.2 Technical Design Parameter (Status May 5
th
2015) ..................................................4
1.1.3 Chapter 1 Application of relevant EU Regulations ....................................................5
1.1.4 Chapter 2 German List of railway laws and railway regulations ................................9
1.1.4.1 Federal Laws.....................................................................................................9
1.1.4.2 EBA Railway Regulations ................................................................................10
1.1.4.3 Deutsche Bahn Railway Regulations ...............................................................11
1.1.4.4 Other German Federal Regulations .................................................................15
1.1.2 Results and Next planning step ..............................................................................16

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Task 1
Adjustment of the national (german/tschech)
Guidelines and Standards in correlation of the european
Technical Specifications for Railwayinfrastruktur
Subtask 1.1
Railway Regulations
1.1. Introduction
1.1.1 The framework of laws and Regulations
The rail traffic in the EU is currently operated under national, bilateral or international
aggreements. Therefor each railway project that crosses the border lines of two EU member
states needs to be designed under the rule of international and national laws and technical
regulations.
The task of this work package was to identify the actual binding laws and technichal
regulations that have to be considered for the planning of a new railway line between
Germany an the Czech Republic.
Above all it was concluded that the EU regulations on the technical specifications for
interoperability (TSI) which are related to the design and operation of a railway system within
the EU are the most important regulations that have to be fullfilled at first.
Therefor each planning team set up a table for the new railway line (mixed traffic, v > 200
km/h) of national laws and national technical regulations and compared these tables for
differences in the laws and technical regulations between the states and in comparison to the
TSI regulations. The german list icludes also the regulations of the Eisenbahnbundesamt and
the Guidelines of the Deutsche Bahn and the safety reguations for accident prevention.
It was found, that the laws and provisions on the German side are fitting very well into the
TSI regulations, whereas the laws and provisions on the side of the Czech Republic need to
be adjusted since there are simply no regulation for railway traffic in the Czech Republic for a
train speed higher than 160 km/h.
The following chapters condense these findings to allow a brief overview of the main results.
Chapter 1
List of railway relevant laws and regulations in the EU
Chapter 2
List of relevant railway laws and regulations in Germany

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In order to be able to design a railway line that has a specified speed of 200 km/h and above
it was decided that the new railway line Dresden – Prag shall be designed following a list of
parameters which has been defined by the guideline 413 of Deutsche Bahn.
See Attachment 1
General List of Planning Parameter for Railway Standard M 230
The design parameters have been dicussed by the Czech and German side with
participation of Deutsche Bahn and SŽDC and it has been decided that the list of
Technical
Design Parameter (Status May 5th 2015)
shall be the basic for the technical planning at
this preliminary design stage.
1.1.2 Technical Design Parameter (Status May 5
th
2015)
TEN Category
HGV
Traffic Category
Passenger Traffic (P) / Goods Traffic (G) > Class M 230
Traffic Study BMVBI 2025
P 16/16 - G 64/70
trains / direction / day
Combined Traffic Category
P 80 / 410
Maximum Speed
P 200/230 km/h / G 120 km/h
Maximum permissible Slope
12.5 ‰
Load Classification
D4
22.5 t /axle 8.0 t/m + SW
In Future (Option)
E5
25.0 t/axle
8.4 t/m
Track
slab track in tunnels on bridges /
ballast on side tracks
Track Distance
4.50 m open section / > 24.70 m twin tunnel section
Track Gauge
GC Profile according to EBA / TSI
Track Bypass
if possible at each Tunnel Portal (downhill),
useable Length 750 + x m
Track Switches
at Track Bypass v
e
= 100 km/h
Train-Communication
GSM-R
Signaling
ETC-S Level 2
Electronic Train Control
ESTW
Hot Wheel / Hot Brake
Detecting Devices
Yes
Overhead Lines D
Re 200 mod. / Re 250 (15 kV – 16.7 Hz)
Overhead Lines CZ
System to be defined (25 kV – 50 Hz)
Transition Point D / CZ
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Cross Border Tunnel
26.530 m length
Tunnel Equipment
Tunnel Tube Cross Connections at distance < 500 m
Fire Rescue Station at tunnel crest
Video Control
Temperature Control
Heat and Smoke Detection
Rescue Devices
Fire Extinguishing Pipes
Water supply 96 m³ at Portals and Rescue Exit
Ventilation at tunnel crest at Börnersdorf
Rescue Places 1.500 m² at Portals
Rescue Exit and Place 1500 m² at Börnersdorf
Slab Track for Rescue and Fire Protection Vehicles
1.1.3 Chapter 1 Application of relevant EU Regulations
Existing Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) have been adapted by the
members of the EU through the Trans European Railway Interoperability Ordinance TEIV as
substantive law.
Therefore new TSI specifications do not need to be enacted by national governments.
In Germany the relevant TSI specifications are listed as “Acknowledged Technical Rules” in
the EBA Listing ELTB (List of Technical Regulations).
The EU regulations (TSI) have to be applied as a legal ordinance. Exemptions on the
application of the TSI can be made only through approval by the EBA.
During different planning stages of a railway project the EC Conformity (on TSI) has to be
checked e.g. by the Deutsche Bahn and being approved by the EBA.
The first planning stage in Germany e.g. for a traffic infrastructure is before the Integrated
Building Permission Process (Planfeststellung) during the Preliminary Design.
The second planning stage is the Final Design (before construction) through approval by
appointed examinants (technical expert’s e. g. announced by Deutsche Bahn and
acknowledged by EBA) through a written report.
The third planning stage will take place before initial operation on the basis of measurements
and completion protocol (person responsible for operation, e.g. announced by Deutsche
Bahn and approved by EBA).
The conformity process will finish in a final EC-Certificate after approval of fulfilment of all
relevant TSI provisions.

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The whole process is documented in an EC-Audit Report (EG-Prüfheft).
The parameters that have to be fulfilled for different TSI Subsystem are listed exemplarily for
this plannings stage in the tables below.
Trans European Railway Interoperability Ordinance
(Transeuropäische Eisenbahn Interoperabilitätsverordnung)
TEIV
Interoperability of Railway Systems in the EU
Guideline 2008/57/EG
TSI subsystem „Infrastructure“
Route class IV-M (GC-25-200-750)
zul. s < 12,5 ‰
zul. s < 20 ‰ (average over 3 km longitudinal profile)
zul. s < 35 ‰ (average over 0,5 km longitudinal profile without
stops)
r
W
< 600 m / r
K
< 300 m
zul. u
0
= 160 mm
zul. u
f
= 130 mm G
/ zul. u
f
= 150 mm P
LM 71 / LM SW/0 with alpha = 1,1
acc. DIN EN 1991
Health, safety and environmental protection
Maximum pressure fluctuation in the tunnel
TSI-INF-2014-1299
Longitudinal inclination 4.2.4.3
Trough / crest radius
Superelevation 4.2.5.2
Superelevation deficincy 4.2.5.4.1
Vertical loads 4.2.8.1.1
Other loads 4.2.8.1.2 ff
4.2.11
4.2.11.1
TSI subsystem „Energy“
Clearance for current collectors
Electric shock protection
TSI-ENE-2014-1301
TSI subsystem „Control-Command and Signalling“
Track-side CCS Systems, On-board CCS Systems
TSI-CCS-2012-88 / 2012-696
TSI sub-area „Safety in Railway Tunnels“
Tunnels over 20 km long require a special safety inspection
which can lead to additional specifications not mentioned in this
TSI. This is to ensure that interoperable trains travel through
areas with an acceptable level of fire safety.
Fire resistance requirements for construction materials
Fire detection in technical rooms
TSI-SRT-2014-1303
EBA-Guideline
4.2.1.2
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Evacuation facilities
- safe area
for parallel single-track tunnels
- emergency exits into the open air (1000 m)
not essential if cross passages at intervals < 500 m
lead into the neighbouring tunnel tube
Clear width > 1,50 m, clear height > 2,25 m,
Door opening clear width > 1,40 m, clear height > 2,00 m
Lighting and escape signs
Emergency lighting
1 lx for 90 minutes on pedestrian escape route
Escape route signs
Intervals < 50m
Pedestrian escape routes
Width > 80 cm, height > 2,25 m
Fire Fighting Points
Access for rescue services (fire fighting points)
at Portal / emergency exit < 1000 m
in Tunnel
Rolling Stock Category A (4.2.3)
max. 5 km (Tunnel)
Rolling Stock Category B (4.2.3)
max. 20 km
Fire Fighting Points:
(1) Water supply 96 m³ (800 l/sec during 2 hours)
(2) Train position information
(3) Accessible for emergency response vehicles
(4) Traction Energy Switch Off
Outside Tunnels:
Rescue area outside the tunnel A = 500 m²
Inside Tunnels:
(1) Safe area and evacuation route
(2) Sufficient standing surface
(3) Access to the affected train for emergency response services
(vehicles)
(4) control of smoke in particular at the self-evacuation facilities
Emergency communication GSM-R
Subsystem Energy
Overhead Catenary section max. 5 km
Earthing equipment at tunnel entrances
4.2.1.5
4.2.1.5.1
4.2.1.5.2
4.2.1.5.4
4.2.1.5.5
4.2.1.6
4.2.1.7
4.2.1.7.b (1)
4.2.1.7.b (2)
4.2.1.7.c
4.2.1.7.d
4.2.1.7.e
4.2.1.8
4.2.2
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2

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Electricity supply for rescue services
Requirements for electrical cables in the tunnel
Reliability of electrical installations
Subsystem Rolling Stock
(1) Category A passenger rolling stock
(2) Category B passenger rolling stock
Measures to prevent fire
Hot axle box detection LOC&PAS TSI
Measures to detect an control fire
Fire detection systems LOC&PAS TSI
Requirements to related emergencies
Smoke control systems LOC&PAS TSI
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4
4.2.2.5
4.2.3
4.2.3.1
4.2.3.1.3
4.2.3.2
4.2.3.2.3
4.2.3.3
4.2.3.3.2
TSI subsystem “for rolling stock noise”
Limiting values for rolling stock vehicles
TSI-NOI-2014-1304
TSI subsystem „Telematic Systems Freight Trains“
Information system (train path, running, schedule, disruption)
TSI-TAF-2014-1305
TSI subsystem „Telematic Systems Passenger Trains“
Information system (train path, running, schedule, disruption)
TSI-TAP-2011-217
TSI subsystem „Operation”
Operation and traffic management
TSI-OPE-2012-797 / 2013-710
TSI subsystem „Persons with reduced mobility“
Enhancement of accessibility
TSI-PRM-2014/1300

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1.1.4 Chapter 2 German List of railway laws and railway regulations
1.1.4.1 Federal Laws
Federal law on railway improvement (Bundesschienenwegeausbaugesetz)
BSchWaG
Regional planning law (Raumordnungsgesetz)
Administrative Procedure Act (Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz)
VwVfG §§ 74
ff.
Environmental Impact Assessment Act (Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsgesetz)
UVPG
Federal Mining Act (Bundes Berggesetz)
BBergG
Federal Waste Act (Bundesabfallgesetz)
Federal Pollution Control Act (Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz)
BImSchG
Federal Emission Protection Directive (Bundes-Immissions-Schutzverordnung)
16.BImSchV
General Railways Act (Allgemeines Eisenbahngesetz)
AEG § 18 ff.
Railway Crossing Act (Eisenbahn Kreuzungsgesetz)
EBKrG
Waste Management and Recycling Act (Abfall-Kreislauf-Wirtschaftsgesetz)
Railway Reorganization Act (Eisenbahnneuordnungsgesetz)
ENeuOG
Ordinance
Railway Construction and Operating Regulations
EBO
(Eisenbahn Bau- und Betriebsordnung)
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1.1.4.2 EBA Railway Regulations
Planning permission procedure guidelines
Guidelines for making decisions under planning law on the
permissibility of operational facilities for federal railways under
§ 18 …
(PF-RL) Edition 01/20
Dated July 2012
Environmental guidelines on planning permission and plan
authorization procedures under railway law, also for magnetic
levitation trains
Environmental guidelines
Dated
Administrative rules for the procedure used when putting into
operation structural subsystems of the trans-European railway
system for the area of fixed installations
(VV IST) Edition 12.2011
Administrative rules for construction supervision in civil
engineering, superstructure and building construction (IOH)
(VV BAU) Version 4.53
Edition 07.2013
Administrative rules for construction supervision for signalling,
telecommunications and electrical facilities
(VV BAU-STE) Ausgabe 4.51
Dated 27.052010
Fire and catastrophe protection requirements for the planning,
construction and operation of railways in accordance with the
General Railways Act (AEG)
Dated 12/2012
Fire and catastrophe protection requirements for the
construction and operation of railway tunnels
Dated 07/2008
List of railway-specific technical construction regulations
ELTB

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1.1.4.3 Deutsche Bahn Railway Regulations
Guideline 123
Emergency Management, Fire Protection
Dated 14.06.2012
Guideline 800-0110
Network Infrastructure Technology Design: Line Routing
Limits and parameters for line routing
Transition curves and camber ramps
Longitudinal inclination and change of inclination
zul. s < 12,5 ‰
min. s = 4 ‰ in tunnels (drainage)
Rounding off radius
r = 16.000 m for v =< 200 km/h (standard value)
r = 10.000 m for v =< 200 km/h (limit of discretion)
Intermediate straight section where rounding off
l
g
= 50 m for v =< 200 km/h (at standard value)
l
g
=110 m for v =< 200 km/h (at limit of discretion)
Minimum radius of curve at v=200 km/h P
r > 1.630 m at uf = 130 mm (zul uf)
Minimum radius of curve at v=120 km/h G
r > 1.100 m at uf = 130 mm (zul uf)
Dated 15.07.2008
Guideline 800.0110A01
Item 8
Item 10
Guideline 800-0120
Network Infrastructure Technology Design: Switches
Switches and crossings
Dated 01.02.1997
Guideline 800-0130
Network Infrastructure Technology Design:
Line Cross-Section
Distance between tracks on new lines
a = 4,50 m
Distance between edge of subgrade level and middle of track
b = 3,80 m
Width of subgrade level (at u=0)
B = 12,10 m
Limits of clear space
Clear space profile GC
Standard clear space with overhead contact line
v
e
< 200 km/h
Dated 01.02.1997
Table 1 und Item 2
Table 1 und Item 3
Table 1 und Item 5
Item 1
Figure 1
Figure 4

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Footpaths at the border and between tracks
Transverse inclination of the subgrade level
Cable routes
Distance between edges of subgrade level and fixed objects
Lines of ownership
Standard drawings for track cross-sections
> 200 v
e
< 300 km/h
Item 4
Item 5
Item 6
Item 7
Item 8
Item 9, Appendices 1 and 3
Guideline 804
Planning, constructing and maintaining railway bridges
(and other civil engineering structures)
Dated 01.01.2013
Guideline 808
Cost calculation
Cost group catalogue, cost parameters
Dated 01.05.2012
Guideline 809
Realizing infrastructure and electronic measures
Dated 01.10.2006
Guideline 819
Planning of signalling systems
Guideline 820
Guidelines for superstructures of standard gauge railways
Dated 02.12.1999
Guideline 836
Planning, constructing and maintaining earthworks and
other geotechnical structures

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Guideline 853
Planning, constructing and maintaining railway tunnels
853.1001 Basic design principles: general rules
List of quoted regulations
Selection of cross-section single-track / two-track
Line routing (Ril 800.0110)
Cross-section design
Rules for tunnel portals and special structures
Fire and catastrophe protection
Safe areas and escape routes
Handrails
Elevators in rescue galleries
Rescue galleries
Water supply for fire extinguishing
Structural fire protection
Structural stability in the event of fire
853.1002 Basic design principles: railway tunnels
853.1101 Basic geotechnical principles
853.1201 Requirements for concrete
853.2001 Structural stability inspections
853.4001 General principles for tunnel driving, securing
and lining
853.4002 Lining curves
853.4003 Lining with shotcrete
853.4004 Lining with in-situ concrete
853.4005 Lining using segments
853.4101 Sealing and drainage
853.4201 Tunnels using the cut-and-cover method
853.4202 Tunnels using the cut-and-cover method –
rectangular frames
853.5001 Regulations for construction products
and built-in elements
8
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updated version 13.10.2014
8
th
updated version 13.10.2014
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Item 1
Item 2
Item 3 und 853.1002/1003
Item 4
Item 5
A01
8
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8
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updated version 13.10.2014
8
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updated version 13.10.2014
8
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updated version 13.10.2014
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853.6001 Construction procedure and documentation
853.8001 Inspections in the SAP IT system
853.8002 Maintenance, repairs and other construction
measures
853.9001 Specification drawings for tunnels
8
th
updated version 13.10.2014
Guideline 859
Guideline for the design of Alarm- and Signaling Systems
Guideline 877
Guideline for crossing Gas and Water lines
Dated 01.04.2012
Guideline 882
Guideline for operation of GSM-R-Net
Guideline 892.9401 …
Guideline for the design Switching Devices and Railway
Control
Guideline 954
Guideline for the Design of Electrical Power Systems
Dated 01.03.2012
Guideline 955
Guideline for the Design of Traction Power Supply Switch
Systems
Dated 01.01.2011
Guideline 995
Guideline for the Design of Traction Power Supply Systems
Dated 01.10.2009
Guideline 99701-03
Guideline for the design of Overhead Line Systems
Dated 01.10.2013

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Guideline 997
Planning and erecting overhead lines
Clear space profile for new railway lines: overhead lines and
catenaries
Clear structure heights
Space for re-tensioning devices
Space for switch disconnectors
Dated 01.07.2001
Appendix 1 Figure 3
Appendix 1 Table 4
Appendix 1 Table 5
Appendix 1 Table 6
AK-FF
Requirements catalogue for the construction of slab tracks
4
th
edition 08.01.2002
Fire and catastrophe protection in railway tunnels
Design of structure
Operational requirements
Deutsche Bahn AG
Notfallmanagement
Herr Klaus Kruse
2003 edition
1.1.4.4 Other German Federal Regulations
Accident prevention regulations
Electrical facilities and operating equipment
GUV-V A3
Accident prevention regulations
Working in the area of tracks
Working in the area of tracks
GUV-V D 33
Dated 1999
§2 and Appendix No.3
Accident prevention regulations
Railways
Safety space for insured persons
Safety area height > 2,00 m
Width 0,80 m (100 < v
e
< 300 km/h)
Width 0,50 m (in tunnels, by bridge guardrails)
GUV-V D-30.1
Dated 2008
§ 5 (2) und Appendix 1

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1.1.2 Results and Next planning step
The railway regulations in the Czech Republic are limited to a maximum design speed of 160
km/h. The czech railway regulations will have to be further developed with respect to the new
railway line Dresden - Prague e (v
e
• 230 km/h) from Ústí nad Labem to Prague in the
coming years.
It was assumed for this preliminary design study on both, German and Czech sides that the
design parameters for the cross border tunnel will be chosen according to the harmonized
German / European regulations. The main part of the cross border tunnel is placed in
Germany (15.1 km), the tunnel in the Czech Republic has a length of 11.5 km lang.
The design parameters for the cross border tunnel (track layout, cross section and technical
equipment) can be defined by the following set of rules (see also Attachment 1):
DB-Guideline 413
Infrastructure Design, Trackstandard M 230 (413.0301.A03)
DB-Guideline 800-0110 bis 800-0130
Network Infrastructure Technology Design:
Line Routing / Switches / Line Cross- Section
in connection with
TSI-INF-2014-1299
Subsystem „Infrastructure“
DB-Guideline 853
Planning, constructing and maintaining railway tunnels
in connection with
TSI-SRT-2014-1303
Subsystem „Safety in Railwaytunnels“
and the EBA Guideline
Fire and catastrophe protection requirements for the construction and operation of
railway tunnels
as well as
DB-Guideline 123
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Concepts for the Emergency Management, Fire Protection of the cross border tunnel with a
length of 26.6 km have to be developed on bilateral local and international llegislation levels
and the fire protection organisations. The previously mentioned guidelines will be the outline.
Before future planning stages will take place it is desirable that both railway organisations DB
Netz and SŽDC will initiate several working groups on the technical working level to
harmonize the design parameters and set up technical specifications for the design and
operation of the crossborder tunnel, the telecommunication and signalling systems, the
concept for safety in the railway tunnel and the transition station between the two different
heavy current systems.
Working Groups DE/CZ for harmonization of guidelines
1. Technical Design of the Cross Border Tunnel
including Construction Methods and Tunnel Equipment
2. Technical Operation Models of the Cross Border Tunnel
3. Safety and Rescue Measures (SRM) of the Cross Border Tunnel
including Feasibility Studies on SRM and Tunnel Ventilation
4. Telecommunication Systems between Heidenau and Ústí nad Labem
5. Signalling Systems between Heidenau and Ústí nad Labem
6. Heavy Current Systems between Heidenau and Ústí nad Labem
7. Overhead Line Systems between Heidenau and Ústí nad Labem
including transition zone at the station in Ústí nad Labem
8. Train Operation between Heidenau and Ústí nad Labem

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Attachment 1
General List of Planning Parameter for Railway Standard M 230