France’s Expensive 2014 Train Bungle

We just have bought a new train fleet
The country’s joy and pride
Appears we have a problem though
Can’t squeeze past, seems too wide….

2,000 trains ordered. Too big for 1,300 stations
Wrong measurements given to manufacturer.
Calculations based on 30-year-old station widths.
No-one bothered to verify. 1,300 stations needed altering

Estimated damage value $68 million

Don Matthews
August 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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