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French trains too wide to fit in some stations

Posted on May 22, 2014

PARIS — France's state-run railway system on Wednesday admitted that the fleet of new trains it has ordered are too wide to fit many of the country's stations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Train operator Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer and network owner Réseau Ferré de France said about 1,300 of France's 8,700 railway platforms must be trimmed to make way for the wider rolling stock.

It will cost about $68.5 million to alter the platforms to fit the new trains by 2016, when they are delivered, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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