By Frédéric de Kemmeter – Railway signalling and freelance copywriter
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To switch progressively to the UIC 1.435mm gauge?
30/05/2022 – The Ukraine, a country at war as we know, seems to be determined to turn its back on everything that represents Russia. One of the symbols that leads back to a nation now considered hostile is the gauge of the railways: Ukraine has about 21,600 km of lines in Russian 1,520mm gauge, a legacy of the former Soviet Union and its successors. A gauge also adopted by Finland, the Baltic…

Ukraine_7Ukraine wants to connect to Europe in 1.435mm
26/01/2020 – The Ukrainian Railway Company (UZ) intends to build an UIC 1.435mm gauge track to the Polish border. It will allow national and foreign railway companies to travel directly by train to and from Poland and the European Union without having to replace the bogies.