Gauge Change Train
The RTRI is developing a variable gauge system, called the "Gauge Change Train", to allow 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Shinkansen trains to access 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) lines of the original rail network.
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... This is the name for the concept of using a single train that is specially designed to travel on both 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge railway lines and the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in ... The trucks/bogies of the Gauge Change Train (GCT) allow the wheels to be unlocked from the axles, narrowed or widened as necessary, and then relocked ... This allows a GCT to traverse both standard gauge and narrow gauge tracks without the expense of regauging lines ...
... Takao, Kikuo Uruga, Kenichi (August 2003), "Gauge Change EMU Train Outline", QR of RTRI 44 103–108 "New GCT train hampered by speed, weight problems" ...
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