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broad gauge

a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56½ inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems
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If the country fails, the broad-gauge railway could thus run through Hungary and Poland, TASR wrote.
Pellegrini also expressed a Slovak ambition to continue to play such a strategic role in the future.We therefore talked specifically about the possibility of extending the broad-gauge track from the eastern part of Slovakia towards Bratislava directly to the Danube river, which could significantly reduce the need to transfer containers coming from the eastern world, Pellegrini said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
Currently, standard-gauge high-speed trains travelling between Charmartn and Atocha use one of the two existing broad-gauge cross-city tunnels linking the two Madrid stations, which needs the trains to pass through two gauge-changing devices, a time-consuming process.
First of all, entire metre-gauge section in North-east region has been fully converted into broad-gauge line.
Referring to fast-track movement of rail expansion in Northeast, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the long-time pending work on the broad-gauge track was expedited in the last two years and during the year 2015-16, over 500 kilometers of broad-gauge railway track was laid in the region.
The contract is the execution of works on site titled "Modernization of PPS Black Tisa, the infrastructure of - rails and ramps." The modernization will consist of reconstruction of the existing standard gauge track and outdoor lighting, adjustment of telecommunication lines and relocation of LV and HV switching, water supply and drainage, construction of new slip and collecting ramps, establishing a new broad-gauge track, catenary and adjusting the level crossing structures.
The delegation of Ukrzaliznytsya led by the Director General of Ukrzaliznytsya Borys Ostapjuk participated in the meeting of the working group for the construction of a broad-gauge railway to Europe, which took place in Vienna (Austria), on August 14, 2014.