Gauge Change Train progress

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The following might be relevant to the regauging (or mixed gauging) of country railways in Victoria.

Switzerland's Montreaux-Oberland Bahn is to introduce Gauge-changing Trains on its metre-gauge Golden Pass route which will be able to continue on standard gauge tracks to Interlaken. A though service will be more attractive to tourists than one that has a break-of-gauge.



Also rolling stock utilisation will be improved, as rolling stock will not be force to wait doing nothing at the break of gauge. There would be 4 through GCT per day, which would indicate that GCT are more effective that broadening the metre gauge lines.





58 variable gauge bogies are under construction for new and existing rolling, by Alstom, for SFr13m.





The article in the August 2016 edition of Railway Gazette International, p72, does not mention if the Swiss GCT is suitable for other countries, such as Australia, nor does it say that the GCT concept is suitable for freight rolling stock. What is the maximum speed of the GCT?

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The 58 GCT bogies, some at least are power bogies, cost $A300,200 each.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
See "Regauging Victoria's Railways" https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11384665.htm
  62440 Chief Commissioner

Go to Spain, the Very High Speed trains, the AVE, go through gauge change on many routes with passengers and without stopping, very impressive. This is from 1676 to 1435. You just pass through a shed and most passengers would be unaware of what is happening.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Could be an option for Vline but they don't really have people who understand railways these days. There are too fragmented and the idea might be too costly.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
See Gauge Change sleeping car, Baku-Istanbul : https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2029638.htm#2029638
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The Japanese are also working on a passenger Gauge Change Train, to allow through running between their 1435mm and 1067mm lines.

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