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Public-images-osm logo.svg loading_gauge
Used to show what freight wagons can go on a track. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: de facto
Loading gauge information taken from NESA.

Loading Gauge is a description of what freight can go on a track. The maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures

How Tag


  • All loading gauge in the world are not written here, so if you have documents with references please complete the page. For example, some european loading gauge are written, but it's posible there are others.

Normal Circumferences

key value comment place in use
loading_gauge PPI Avaible over the majority of the word rail network, also known as Berne gauge, TSI_G1 or OSJD 03-WM, but only PPI is the good value. World
loading_gauge UIC_A World
loading_gauge UIC_B World
loading_gauge UIC_B+ World
loading_gauge UIC_C Also know as TSI_G2 or OSJD O2-WM, but only UIC_C is the good value. World
loading_gauge TSI_GA EU
loading_gauge TSI_GB EU
loading_gauge TSI_GB1 Also know as TSI_GB+, but only TSI_GB1 is the good value. EU
loading_gauge TSI_GB2 EU
loading_gauge TSI_DE3 Extension of TSI_G2 (see UIC_C) EU
loading_gauge TSI_GC Also know as UIC_C1 (but UIC_C1 was abandoned so it should be tagged as TSI_GC). EU
loading_gauge TSI_C Futur Loading gauge for the rail corridor standard for Oresund Bridge and Fehmarn Belt Tunnel. EU
loading_gauge SE-A Sweden
loading_gauge SE-B Sweden
loading_gauge SE-C Sweden
loading_gauge OCF_1 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_2 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_3 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_S1 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_S2 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_S3 Switzerland
loading_gauge OCF_S4 Switzerland
loading_gauge W6A Available over the majority of the British rail network. UK
loading_gauge W7 UK
loading_gauge W8 Allows standard 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) high shipping containers to be carried on standard wagons. UK
loading_gauge W9 Allows 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) high Hi-Cube shipping containers to be carried on "Megafret" wagons which have lower deck height with reduced capacity. At 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) wide it allows for 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) wide Euro shipping containers which are designed to carry Euro-pallets efficiently UK
loading_gauge W10 Allows 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) high Hi-Cube shipping containers to be carried on standard wagons and also allows 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) wide Euro shipping containers.[19] Larger than UIC A. UK
loading_gauge W11 Little used but larger than UIC B. UK
loading_gauge W12 Slightly wider than W10 at 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) to accommodate refrigerated containers. Recommended clearance for new structures, such as bridges and tunnels. UK
loading_gauge AAR_B US
loading_gauge AAR_C US
loading_gauge AAR_E US
loading_gauge AAR_F US
loading_gauge AAR_H US
loading_gauge AAR_J US
loading_gauge AAR_K US
loading_gauge AAR_L US
loading_gauge AAR_M US
loading_gauge GOST_T Former USSR
loading_gauge GOST_Tc Former USSR
loading_gauge GOST_Tpr Former USSR
loading_gauge GOST_1-T Former USSR

Special Circumstances

loading_gauge:maxheight=* and loading_gauge:maxwidth=* are used to specify the restrictions (in mm) of particular loadin gauge (for one railway).

For example, the channel tunnel have a maxheight of 5,6 m and a maxwidth of 4,1 m, so he will tagged loading_gauge:maxheight=5600 and loading_gauge:maxwidth=4100.

Open Data Bases

For France,47.96418,1.8045&basemap=jawg.transports