New Locomotive Gauge will Cut Costs

New locomotive gauge accommodates wide range of existing locomotives and allows more space in designs.

The gauge has been modelled to incorporate the dynamic behaviour of a range of existing locomotives on the GB rail network.

The profile of the new locomotive gauge is based on the constraints of the existing network and rolling stock passing clearances. It will simplify both the design and introduction of new rolling stock and the cascade of older locomotive stock across the GB network.

This project is a part of our work to find solutions that lower the costs of gauging for the industry.

Next steps

The new locomotive gauge (with other new gauges) will be included in the revised GERT8073 Requirements for Standard Vehicle Gauges.

The full report is available in our Research Catalogue.


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