“Rail blunder of the century”: Spain spends 260 million euros on new trains that are too big to run through tunnels

In Spain, the commotion surrounding the purchase of about thirty new trains has completely derailed. Earlier it became known that the Spanish Ministry of Transport had invested a total of 258 million euros in the construction of new trains that would be used in the northern regions of Cantabria and Asturias. Now there appears to be one problem: the vehicles are a lot bigger than ‘normal’ trains and cannot get through the tunnels they encounter on their route.