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broad gauge

n.
1. A distance between the rails of a railroad track that is greater than the standard width of 56 1/2 inches (143.5 centimeters).
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

broad gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56 inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 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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Summary: Agartala (Tripura) [India], Aug 28 (ANI): The 38-kilometre single broad gauge rail line between Belonia and Sabroom, last leg of 110-Km Agartala -Sabroom railway line, completed its trial on Tuesday.
Scope: The scope includes the provision of ETCS levels 1 and 2, with interlockings and train detection, protection and traffic control systems, power supplies, and telecoms for both broad gauge and future standard gauge services.The contract allocates six months for design works and 30 months for installation, followed by 25 years of maintenance for the 1 435 mm gauge, and 20 years on the 1 668 mm gauge network.CAF Signallings share of the contract is worth around 80m.
Under the contract, IRCON will the upgrade single line broad gauge track of around 128 km length, including associated infrastructure works, said a release.
The railway authorities should restore the service and convert it to broad gauge to provide direct railway link to Karachi.
He said that restoration of this section required laying of new Broad Gauge Track and procurement of rolling stock.
News Report Bangladesh Railway (BR) has signed an agreement with US-based company for procuring 40 broad gauge (BG) locomotives at a cost of Taka 1,123.05 crore.
The minister said that right now, PR had broad gauge but gradually it would be changed into standard gauge.
The total length of the new Broad Gauge line will be 240.26 kilometers.
He said he had suggested to shift the railways to standard gauge from broad gauge under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and railways would be linked with Iran and Turkey.
In its monthly survey of economic conditions around the single currency bloc, financial information company Markit said its composite purchasing managers' index a broad gauge of economic activity encompassing both the manufacturing and services sectors rose to 53.9 points in October from the four-month low of 53.6 in September.
3 -- The joint venture (JV) IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company (IL&FS Engineering Services) has bagged a contract from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL), Chennai for construction of a new Broad Gauge Railway Line in Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.
3 -- IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) joint venture (JV) has won a contract from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Chennai for construction of a new Broad Gauge Railway Line in Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.