The Anonymous Widower

Observations On Thameslink Between Brighton And Cambridge » Uncomfortable Seats, With No Tables, Power Sockets Or Cup Holders

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  1. What is the basis for the safety regulations that are giving us these horrible seats? I have seen on other websites promises from Thameslink to add seatback tables and power sockets http://www.robmansfield.net/2016/07/29/how-can-you-design-a-train-with-so-many-mistakes/comment-page-1/ , but have not heard about how quickly that is progressing. In the context of a multibillion pound thameslink program, surely obtaining comfortable seats and a properly fitted out cabin is not excessively expensive.

    Comment by William J McIntyre | March 11, 2018 | Reply

    • Crossrail got a much better train, but they based the interior on the S8 Stock of London Underground, which passengers like.

      Greater Anglia have shown their interiors to passengers before they’ve built a train.

      Thameslinki’s terrible trains are both a design and management failure, with contributions from the DfT, who specified the trains and nearly killed off Bombardier.

      As to safety, I have no idea.

      Comment by AnonW | March 11, 2018 | Reply


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