New Fleet Of Trains In France Didn’t Quite Fit


As part of an upgrade to France’s transportation system, US$20.5 billion (15 billion) were spent on a fleet of new trains.

However, when the new trains arrived they just didn’t quite fit.

Measurements were sent beforehand so the trains could be built to the correct dimensions, but they neglected to measure some of the older stations that have a smaller gap in between platforms.

Now an additional US$68.3 million (50 million) are being spent to upgrade the older stations to accommodate the new trains.

RFF and SNCF both released statements saying the new trains were part of a network upgrade to cope with a 40% increase in passengers over the next decade. (CNN)


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