France’s National Rail Company Just Realised The 2,000 Trains It Ordered Are Too Wide For The Platforms
Well this is embarrassing.
France’s national rail company SNCF has admitted the 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15 billion euros ($20.5bn, £12.1bn) are too wide for many of the platforms in the country.
We discovered the problem a bit late, we recognise that and we accept responsibility on that score.
France’s transport minister Frederic Cuvillier blamed the “absurd rail system”, a reference to the decision by a previous government to separate the national rail operator and train company.
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