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Why is the gap left between rails on railway tracks?



  • There are gaps left between successive rails on a railway track. The gap is provided to expand iron railway tracks in hot weather.
  • If no gap is left, the expansion in summer will cause th e rails to bend sideways . That will result in train accidents.

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