Adaptable/Re-configurable Seating

Adaptable Seating

Some Co-Researchers suggested ways for enabling more people to stand at busy times, including flip-up seats and special trains or seating layouts for peak commuting times. Other Co-Researchers were concerned that people would not give up flip-up seats at busy times to make more room for standing passengers. Some Co-Researchers also preferred the linear seating in the vestibule areas as it provides more standing room, and others suggested airline-style seating so that small bags could be stored under seats.

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Comments


E Palmer

E Palmer
8 days ago

Linear seating is an awful idea for people travelling more than a few stations. It's really uncomfortable, especially for shorter people, to have to hold on to straps hanging from the ceiling. For anyone who travels say from Park Lane to Monument every day they probably can get a seat now, but won't if there are fewer seats, and that's an uncomfortable journey to have to stand for every day. Just because London commuters put up with it doesn't mean we have to lower ourselves to their standards, why shouldn't we aim for a better quality of journey for passengers.


Scott Dawson

Scott Dawson
12 months ago

Linear seating would be better for peak times as it would give more standing room. This would allow passengers to move further in to the carriage rather than build up by the doors.


Jeff doe

Jeff doe
12 months ago

People traveling longer distances would not flip up seats linear seating in the centre of trams should be removed to allow more room for wheelchair and suitcases if buggies are allowed unfollowed they should be rules about waiting for other passengers to get off before they move. Mothers forcing/ramming people's legs while trying to be first off is dangerous .


Lorna Rimell

Lorna Rimell
05/02/2017

Flip up seats could make the train too crowded.