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    Default French Railway Operator SNCF Spent €15 Billion On 2,000 New Trains That Dosen't Fit

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    France's national state-owned railway operator SNCF Spent €15,000,000,000 on 2,000 new Transport Express Régional (TER) rolling stocks that are too wide for their station platforms.
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    It's as if you have bought a Ferrari that you want to park in your garage, and you realise that your garage isn't exactly the right size to fit a Ferrari because you didn't have a Ferrari before. We discovered the problem a little late … we are making our mea culpa. Putting this network of new generation and larger trains in order to satisfy public demand will require the modernisation of 1,300 platforms out of the 8,700 in the French rail network

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    - Christophe Piednoël, spokesman for French Rail Network (RFF)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
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    France's national state-owned railway operator SNCF Spent €15,000,000,000 on 2,000 new Transport Express Régional (TER) rolling stocks that are too wide for their station platforms.
    Ok, so we are not the worst.....

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    Time to upgrade the affected 1,300 anyway, they are about 30 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Ok, so we are not the worst.....
    Really? Wait till SMRT / SBS Transit admit that they can't upgrade the trains because the tunnel systems are too narrow somehow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Really? Wait till SMRT / SBS Transit admit that they can't upgrade the trains because the tunnel systems are too narrow somehow
    They'll tell you you are too fat to board the train

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    They'll tell you you are too fat to board the train
    Some are already too tall for the train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post

    They'll tell you you are too fat to board the train
    In view of increasing their greed of profits, they may charge more for overweight ppl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Some are already too tall for the train.
    That's my thought. In the next years and decades the average height in Asia will increase further, likely to reach levels of Europe or US. It makes a difference whether someone has 50cm headroom or only 35cm. Not to mentioned door frames. And a tunnel is not widened over night to accommodate different types of trains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Ok, so we are not the worst.....
    it is sad to hv such mentality....comparing with someone worst than you. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    it is sad to hv such mentality....comparing with someone worst than you. LOL
    it's called "counting your blessings"

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    it is sad to hv such mentality....comparing with someone worst than you. LOL
    How to hv progress when people hv such thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    How to hv progress when people hv such thinking.
    So it is progress when you compare yourself with someone?
    Do your homework, do your job properly. That's the baseline for progress.
    Compulsive Comparison Disorder is something for the doctors...
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    Default Re: French Railway Operator SNCF Spent €15 Billion On 2,000 New Trains That Dosen't F

    As absurd and ridiculous as it may sound, an oversight like this is very real and is not unheard of. Its just that this is on a mega scale. Ever read about the high rise condo with no elevators?

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    Please, lets be honest. We are here to be amused by their stupidity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    As absurd and ridiculous as it may sound, an oversight like this is very real and is not unheard of. Its just that this is on a mega scale. Ever read about the high rise condo with no elevators?
    Never? Which part of Europe/ US? Don't tell me it's a third world country because there's no point comparing downwards mah.
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    My worry is SG transportation services will use this example for their next sloppy job. Then guess who is laughing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    My worry is SG transportation services will use this example for their next sloppy job. Then guess who is laughing?
    Your worry has already come true. Some nut here already have that thinking. Consoling that we are not the worst. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    Your worry has already come true. Some nut here already have that thinking. Consoling that we are not the worst. LOL
    Congratulations donut88. You are now "SG transportation services".

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    Paying Ł300,000 instead of Ł3,000, and other mix-ups
    Not sure this should be posted here or Jokes thread

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