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a couple hundreds ? A TGV driver can transport up to 1090 passengers. A RER driver can transport legally probably 2630 passengers, and I bet the RER A is very often filled over capacity...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 07:04:36 AM EST
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The maximum capacity with two SNCF-version MI2Ns is even 2674. If you couple two six-part Z 5600 trains, one train driver even gets the responsibility for a theoretical maximum of 3282 passengers. (Tho' I'm not sure I saw such a combination on the RER C or RER D.)

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by DoDo on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 07:24:33 AM EST
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Was taking the smallest train I could think of

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 10:07:48 AM EST
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Well, then the UK rail system has indeed cut service more than I thought... It's not that hard to find trains with one or two dozens passengers in southern Europe...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 10:24:44 AM EST
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I did assume it was full ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 10:36:59 AM EST
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Well, there are two-axle single-car railcars that do have a capacity around that of a bus.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 11:01:21 AM EST
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