Common Wagon Pool (CWP)

Parc commun de wagons de marchandises (PCWM)
Gemeinsamer Güterwägenpark
Obscij Park Gruzovyh Vagonov (OPV)

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1 June 1964, Prague (Czech Rep), an Agreement having been signed 21 Dec 1963, Bucharest (Romania), linking the European members of Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA). Also referred to as Organization of the Common Waggon Pool. No recent activity reported.


Reduce empty freight car runs in international traffic and assure optimal utilization of railway lines; determine quantity and type of cars supplied by each country, rights of utilization (free of charge within limit of each country's contribution to the pool), procedures for supply of information on movement of cars, technical and juridical norms for utilization.

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Established a common pool of closed wagon and half-wagon with a gauge of 1,435 mm. Since 1970 all the cars assigned to the pool correspond to standardized norms.


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  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Traffic
    • Railways
    • Handling

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