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Medea Fleecestealer 21.05.2014 10:39

New French trains too wide for platforms
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27497727

I wonder if they're likely to hit each other when passing too. :eek:

MrVertigo 22.05.2014 20:32

Re: New French trains too wide for platforms
 
The french railway engineering fail generated a lot of sarcasm on SNCF well known for their recurrent and lengthy strikes.

Slaphead 22.05.2014 21:18

Re: New French trains too wide for platforms
 
It's not just the French - when I first got here the ZVV were busy laying new tracks at Bahnhofquai just shortly after they'd re-layed then. The reason was that nobody realised that the new Cobra trams couldn't pass each on the bend entering the tramstop without scraping each other.

Mind you it is a considerable screw up by the French, one that not just a few Brits will experience a bit of Schadenfreude over ;)

FuriousRose 22.05.2014 21:20

Re: New French trains too wide for platforms
 
Hilarious...


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