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Irish PM says Northern Ireland-to-Scotland bridge should be taken seriously


Re. a rail link, many years ago I went (very slowly but non-stop) through the gauge-changer at the Port Bou border station on the Talgo route from Barcelona to Montpellier, and was intrigued by the close watch being kept on proceedings by large men with big sledge-hammers. Technology might well have improved since then, but it's worth noting that Spain has been busy building standard gauge lines (admittedly primarily to create high speed routes, but also to ease cross-border traffic - including freight). Perhaps intrepid readers with recent experience of the Poland - Russia and Mongolia - China border crossings can advise whether they still involve lifting trains bodily off their wheels to change them?

Posted date

28 October, 2019

Posted time

10:50 am