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French railway operator orders 2000 trains too wide to get in stations

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFrance’s railway passenger carrier SNCF has found that it has ordered 2000 new trains that are too wide for many station platforms in the country.

The platform edges are too close to the tracks in many stations which means the trains cannot reach stations. The error seems to have happened for the reason that the national rail operator RFF submitted the wrong dimensions to train company SNCF.

The blunder that has so far cost the rail operator over 50m euros and could cost even more as the construction work to reconfigure station platforms is in progress.

BBC reports that the work will allow new trains room to pass through. But officials say that there are still 1,000 platforms to be adjusted.

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  1. Piotr says:

    Oh dear! but good way to create jobs :)

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