Track gauge in Europe

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Track gauges
General concepts
Track gauge · Break-of-gauge ·
Dual gauge · Conversion (list·
Bogie exchange · Variable gauge
By transport mode
Tram · Rapid transit · High-speed rail
Miniature · Scale model
By size (list)
Graphic list of track gauges

Broad
  Brunel 2,140 mm (7 ft 14 in)
  Indian 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
  Iberian 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in)
  Irish and
Pennsylvania trolley
1,600 mm
1,588 mm
1,581 mm
(5 ft 3 in)
(5 ft 2 12 in)
(5 ft 2 14 in)
  Russian 1,524 mm
1,520 mm
(5 ft)
(4 ft 11 2732 in)

  Standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Narrow
  Scotch 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
  Cape, CAP, Kyōki 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  Metre 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Three foot, 900 mm,
and Swedish three foot
914 mm
900 mm
891 mm
(3 ft)
(2 ft 11 716)
(2 ft11 332) in)
  Two foot six inch,
Bosnian, and 750 mm
762 mm
760 mm
750 mm
(2 ft 6 in)
(2 ft 5 1516 in)
(2 ft 5 12 in)
  Two foot and 600 mm 610 mm
603 mm
600 mm
597 mm
(2 ft)
(1 ft 11 34 in)
(1 ft 11 58 in)
(1 ft 11 12 in)

Minimum
  Fifteen-inch 381 mm (15 in)
By location
North America · South America · Europe
World map, rail gauge by region

Most railways in Europe use the standard gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in). Some countries use broad gauge, of which there are three types. Narrow gauges also exist.

Broad gauge[edit]

Narrow gauge[edit]

High-speed rail[edit]

Apart from Russia and Finland, all High-speed rail in Europe uses standard gauge (1,435 mm or 4 ft 8 12 in) tracks.

See also[edit]