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standard gauge

n.
1. A standardized distance of 56.5 inches (143.5 centimeters) between the rails of a railroad track.
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

standard gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a distance of 4 ft 8 in. (1.435 m) between the lines; used on most railways. See also narrow gauge, broad gauge
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a standard gauge
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Noun1.standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
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A directive requiring all import and export cargo be transported through the standard gauge railway has received mixed reactions from cargo handlers.
By ERIC MATARAA section of political leaders have embarked on a bid to ensure that phase 2 of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line is extended to Nakuru Town as it eyes city status.
Kenya Railways Corporation, a government-owned rail operator, launched its cargo service on the new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) on January 6th, 2018 after five years of works.
The Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge railway in Kenya completed and launched to operation last year had aroused the attention of Africa and the whole world, he said and added, 'We are also accelerating the progress of such projects as the Nairobi-Maraba Railway in Kenya and the East Coast Rail Link of Malaysia with a contract value of nearly US$10 billion.
It is a 581-kilometer standard gauge railway line, which mainly involves the 'complete reconstruction of the legacy PNR railway into a single track, at-grade railway.
Summary: Kenya's new standard gauge railway is the biggest improvement to its logistics since independence, and more is to follow in the region.
The move is part of a 'master plan' to connect Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi and Ethiopia via the Standard Gauge Railway.
The ratings group projects six per cent per year over 2016-2019, with the $4 billion standard gauge railway project and the potential for oil production adding to growth.
Archaeologist Richard Carlton said: "The wooden wagonway uncovered by the excavation is the direct ancestor of the modern standard gauge railway.
dollars Thika superhighway to the the ongoing construction of standard gauge railway that runs from Mombasa to Nairobi, and South Sudan eventually, China-funded infrastructure programs are shaping the landscape of the country.
2bn to finance the first stage of its Standard Gauge Railway, providing a valuable trade link to Mombasa on the Indian Ocean and the wider region.
Summary: Since its announcement, the Standard Gauge Railway line between Mombasa and Nairobi has been met with questions and challenges

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