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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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(according to EN 14033-2) standard gauge network and on construction site tracks provided.
He noted that the engagement of a strategic investor for the development of the 303-kilometre Eastern Railway Line on standard gauge, from Accra to Kumasi with a branch line from Busoso to Atiwa through Kyebi on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis with Ghanaian participation was at the final stages of procurement.
The government has spent billions compensating people who surrendered land for the construction of the standard gauge railway.
THE last surviving Brush Works, standard gauge steam locomotive, has gone on display at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre's Railway Museum.
He said Pakistan Railways would upgrade existing Main Line -2(ML-2) from Kotri to Attock City (1254 kms), ML-3 from Rohri to Quetta (384 kms), Spezand (Quetta) to Kohe Taftan (613 kms, Standard Gauge), Shahdara Bagh-Sialkot-Wazirabad (182 kms) and Sangla Hill-Wazirabad (111 kms).
Uganda will invest Sh20.5 billion in restoring an old railway line linking Kampala to Malaba on the Kenyan border following delays in securing funding for the standard gauge railway.
Seventeen years into the implementation of the 25-year railway reform blueprint, she decried that the nation's railways remained largely a monolith, still required $45 billion to complete the needed standard gauge rail lines while management was yet to be separated from other functions to encourage private sector involvement.
"The standard gauge part is owned by Network Rail and the narrow gauge by the Ffestiniog Railway.
He said that Pakistan Railways will upgrade existing Main Line -2(ML-2) from Kotri to Attock City (1254 kms), ML-3 from Rohri to Quetta (384 kms), Spezand (Quetta) to Kohe Taftan (613 kms, Standard Gauge), Shahdara Bagh-Sialkot-Wazirabad (182 kms) and Sangla Hill-Wazirabad (111 kms).
The Minister said a standard gauge track would be laid from Karachi to Peshawar, adding that the existing
He declared that right now Pakistan Railways has broad gauge but gradually it will be changed into standard gauge. He showed interest in constructing an extra standard gauge line at Karachi-Hyderabad.
Sheikh Rashid showed interest in construction of Gawadar-Quetta section in standard gauge to convert Quetta-Taftan section into standard gauge.

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