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France: 3cm more than standard trains

France faces rail chaos after 2000 new trains are built 3cm TOO WIDE fro station platform. The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros ($20.5bn; £12.1bn) are too wide for many regional platforms. This embarrassing blunder has so far cost the rail operator over 50m euros ($68.4m; £40.6m) and the cost is likely to rise even further. Construction work has already started to reconfigure station platforms. The work will allow new trains room to pass through. But officials say that there are still 1,000 platforms to be adjusted. source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27497727