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French rail company orders 2,000 trains too wide for platforms

A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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A new Regiolis regional train (R) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train (R) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train (R) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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A new Regiolis regional train (L) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train (L) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A new Regiolis regional train (L) made by power and train-making firm Alstom, is seen next to a platform at Strasbourg's railway station, May, 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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