Two gauges must co-exist on one continent

October 2011
Railway Gazette International;Oct2011, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p47
Trade Publication
The article discusses issues surrounding the standard gauges for rail networks in Eurasia. It cites the notion of two separate areas served by the 1520 and 1435 millimeter (mm) gauge networks, the challenges facing the Eurasian transport system, and the need to harmonise rules and standards. It also highlights the role of the 1520 Strategic Partnership regional conference in bringing together Europe's 1435 mm gauge network with the 1520 mm gauge routes across the Eurasian landbridge.


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