Belarusian Railways in cooperation with Talgo specialists installed an automatic gauge changeover system at Brest railway station. The new system will ensure the gauge changeover from 1520 mm to 1435 mm.
In the first quarter of 2015, the certification tests of passenger trains and Talgo system will be performed at Brest railway station.
Large-scale works were carried out by the Belarusian Railway before installing the system. Under the project the tracks, switches, signaling, interlocking and blocking devices were changed.
The key objectives of the project are to increase the speed of Talgo trains on the Belarusian part of Moscow-Minsk-Warsaw-Berlin route within the 2nd European transport corridor, to improve the infrastructure and traffic capacity of Brest railway station and the quality of passenger services.
The design border crossing time for Talgo trains at Brest station is 30 minutes comparing to current 2 hours (including bogie exchange from broad to narrow gauge and border and customs control procedures).