Route Availability

Rolling Stock

For coaching stock, the Route Availability should be regarded as RA2.

Where the Route Availability of any other vehicle is not known, it should be assessed as follows. The tare plus the plated capacity of a loaded vehicle, or the tare only in the case of an empty vehicle, should be divided by the number of axles. The resulting weight per axle gives an RA code number according to the following table:

Weight per axle (Tons)RA
13 or less1
Over 13 - 152
Over 15 163
Over 16 174
Over 17 185
Over 18 206
Over 20 217
Over 21 228
Over 22 - 239
Over 23 - 2510