The new SNCF Regiolis Regional Express Train (TER) during its presentation at the Vaugirard railway station in Paris (April 2014)
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French rail network admits train blunder

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.

The BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris says that it is an embarrassing blunder that has so far cost the rail operator over 50m euros ($68.4m; £40.6m).

  • 21 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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