UIC Narrow Gauge Working Group Kick-off

30 April 2024, 11am-1pm CET

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Join us on Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 11am-1pm (CET), for a Narrow Gauge Working Group Kick-off.

Objectives of the webinar:

The Permanent Narrow Gauge Working group will unite railway networks from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America Regions and focus on Rolling Stock and Infrastructure.

Identified needs:

  • Reduce cost of maintenance
  • Reduce cost of purchase


Introduction by:

  • Christian Chavanel, Railway System Director & Coordinator of Africa Region
  • Philippe Lorand, Institutional Director & Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Region
  • Bertrand Minary, Passenger Director & Coordinator of Latin America and Middle East Regions

Presentation of the preliminary findings of the questionnaire about the management of narrow-gauge railways in various countries and the associated challenges
Adrian Corrales, MsC student at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UIC intern

  • UIC, in cooperation with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has crafted a questionnaire aimed at gathering information regarding the management of narrow-gauge railways in various countries and the associated challenges. The primary goal behind compiling this information is to understand the global landscape of narrow-gauge railway networks.
    The presentation will include the preliminary findings of the questionnaire.

Open Discussion

Closing remarks and Next Steps

Languages: English & French

Save the date and join us to be part of this important dialogue.

For further information please contact Maria Lafont: lafont@uic.org

and Jesus Palma: palma@uic.org

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