Skip to comments.French rail company orders 2,000 trains too wide for platforms
Posted on 05/20/2014 6:44:29 PM PDT by dynachrome
France's national rail company SNCF said on Tuesday it had ordered 2,000 trains for an expanded regional network that are too wide for many station platforms, entailing costly repairs.
A spokesman for the RFF national rail operator confirmed the error, first reported by satirical weekly Canard Enchaine in its Wednesday edition.
"We discovered the problem a bit late, we recognise that and we accept responsibility on that score," Christophe Piednoel told France Info radio.
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Just raise taxes-problem solved.
I blame the metric system.
Made by the same company that made the rifles during WW2?
And we get to keep our jobs and you get to pay for the repairs!
They have a pretty good rail system. Its only about a trillion dollars in debt.
Willie Green Memorial Ping.
A single tear rolls down my cheek for the poor Frogs.
Didn’t they do something similar with an aircraft carrier? I think the length was too short for the planes to land on or take off from.
Hey, cut the French some slack. They are pre-occupied with their summer vacations. And the Tour de France starts in a few weeks.
Simply mount shoe horns on trains! LOL!
I wonder if they bought the trains from Bombardier. That used to be a cluster right there.
Oops! What do you mean ‘Oops’? - Independence Day
Ah, the French. You’ve got to love them. They try so hard to be normal but in the end, they remain “French”.
Heh, not so sure that they are as bad as we are with government contracts but they are trying...
Probably, But then again the rifle only had survive being
dropped one time.
The Germans designed their Tiger Tanks just wide enough to pass on French roads. They sent engineers all over France prior to WWII to measure the county roads along possible attack routes.
Well, as they say, in hell the English are the cooks, the French are the engineers, and the Germans staff the police force.
And the whole thing is run by Italians.
So, how big is the error?
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