Loading rules


Verladerichtlinien / Règles de Chargement

Loading Guidelines

Verladerichtlinien / Règles de Chargement

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 Principles (volume 1) contain the rules to be observed and the Goods (volume 2), loading guidelines for specific types of goods, developed in compliance with the Principles based on experiences and carriage tests.

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-Band2

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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 useInfrastructure website
00 50 ZFBH Zeljeznice Federacije Bosne I Hercegovine D4 Tables 2 and 3
00 71 ADIF Administrator de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias D4 3.2, 3.3
00 82 CFL CFL Infrastructure D4 3.4
00 83 FS Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane C3 3.3, 3.4
00 87 SNCF SNCF Réseau
21 51 PKP PKP CARGO 3.3, 3.4
21 54 CD CD Cargo C2 3.3, 3.4 &
21 55 RC H Rail Cargo Hungaria C2 3.3, 3.4 &
21 56 ZSSK ZSSK Cargo D4 3.3, 3.4 &
21 78 HZ HZ CARGO D3 3.3, 3.4 &
21 79 SŽ-Tovorni promet D3 3.3, 3.4
21 80 DB DB Cargo D4 3.2, 3.3 &
21 81 RCA Rail Cargo Austria D4 3.2, 3.3
21 84 DB NL DB Cargo Nederland (The Nederlands) C2 3.3, 3.4 &
21 85 SBB SBB Cargo D4 3.3, 3.4

Loading examples (currently under construction)

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

EN

File Naming convention
111-2222-333-44-xx.pdf

  • 111:chapter number according Section 2 of the loading guidelines
  • 2222: Company code of the publishing RU
  • 333: sequence number within the year
    • blue: numeric starting with "001"
    • pink: numeric starting with "101"
    • yellow: alphabetical starting with "a"
  • 44: year of publication
  • xx: language (ISO code)

FR
Règles de nommage des fichiers
111-2222-333-44-xx.pdf

  • 111 :chapter number according Section 2 of the loading guidelines
  • 2222 : code d’entreprise de l’EF éditrice
  • 333 : numéro d’ordre dans l’année d’édition
    • bleu : numérique à partir de "001"
    • rose : numérique à partir de "101"
    • jaune : alphabétique à partir de "a"
  • 44 : année de publication publication
  • xx : langue (code ISO)

DE
Dateinamenkonvention
111-2222-333-44-xx.pdf

  • 111: Kapitel gemäß Band 2 der Verladerichtlinien
  • 2222: Unternehmencode des herausgebenden EVU
  • 333: Laufende Nummer im Ausgabejahr
    • blau: numerisch ab "001"
    • rosa: numerisch ab "101"
    • gelb: alphabetisch ab "a"
  • 44: Ausgabejahr
  • xx: Sprache (ISO-Code)
Übersichtstabelletableau récapitulatifOverview table
in arbeit en travaux work in progress
Stand 31.05.2021 Etat : 31/05/2021 Status 31/05/2021
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Blue and rosa loading examples-2021

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