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New French commuter/regional equipment

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New French commuter/regional equipment
Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:12 PM

From Bombardier-Alstom, there are several designs, with single and bi-levels.  Very pleasant interiors seen in photos. 

https://www.railjournal.com/rolling-stock/alstom-and-bombardier-unveil-new-french-rer-train/

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:51 PM

3-2 seating isn't all that popular in the United States, I think that only Metro North uses it.  I would not like to be stuck in the middle seat.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by JPS1 on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:12 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH
 3-2 seating isn't all that popular in the United States, I think that only Metro North uses it.  I would not like to be stuck in the middle seat. 

I lived in NYC in the 1960s and early 70s.  If I remember correctly, the Long Island Railroad trains had 3-2 seating, at least on the Flushing line.  

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:01 PM

I'm sure the seating charts can be modified to avoirdupois considerations. 

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Posted by Gramp on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:33 PM

Hope the seats are more comfortable than they look. 

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Posted by Warren J on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:33 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

3-2 seating isn't all that popular in the United States, I think that only Metro North uses it.  I would not like to be stuck in the middle seat.

 

All single-level MARC cars have 3/2 seating.  You are right that the middle seat is highly undesirable.  Thankfully, all bi-level cars have 2/2 seats; gallery-style cars purchased from METRA years ago have been retired from service. MARC links the Maryland suburbs and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle with Union Station in DC.

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