Somebody in Paris needs to purchase a measuring tape.

SNCF, the national rail company of France, has confessed that it has purchased 2,000 train cars to meet growing demand…but the new trains are too wide for many existing station platforms.

According to a May 21, 2014, Reuters story, the order was based on the dimensions of train platforms built within the past 30 years, but most of the nation’s 1,200 train platforms were built more than a half century ago.

Repair work, now underway, already has cost about 80 million euros, or $110 million.

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