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Plans for standard gauge in all EU member states to be ready by 2025-26

The directive is part of the TEN-T project and mainly concerns the Baltic states. 2022, Nick Augusteijn / ProMedia

The European Commission wants all new railways be built to the standard European gauge, and member states have been given until 2025-26 to come up with a plan to adopt the 1435 mm gauge. That was the outcome of a meeting involving the ministers of transport of EU countries held in Brussels on Monday.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Plans for standard gauge in all EU member states to be ready by 2025-26”

BENGT DAHLBERG|07.12.22|16:25

In addition to changing the gauge, the load profile on current standard gauge tracks should be adapted to that of broad gauge 1520 mm tracks.

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