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I listened to a debate about this on the radio. The basis for the safety issues is that the Alstom trains are built so that the train can be stopped such that the exit doors align with the tunnels emergency exits, and that passengers can get from all cars to each exit. The german trains are shorter and don't have the passages so that passengers are forced to walk out of the train and feel through the smoke to get to the exits...

Don't know any more subtle details than that.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 04:09:22 AM EST
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