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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I have found the worst seats ever

I'll admit, I haven't ridden this style of coach much. And when I have, it's been downstairs. I thought the vinyl was bad, but up on the second level, there's a section of quads where the leg room is non-existent.

Because of this morning's malfunctioning trains that affected service to and from Oshawa, seats filled up quickly on the 7:15 and I was forced into the "intimate lounge". Thankfully a woman of a smaller stature sat across from me, but it was extremely cozy the next quad over.

Knees between the legs, anyone?


10 comments:

Bicky said...

I avoid that quad at all costs. It's cozy, that's for sure.

Squiggles said...

I avoid those ones like the plague.

Anonymous said...

that's how i get my tendinitis back in my knee.......sigh....

Anonymous said...

I've been trapped in those ones twice, when I sat down before realizing my mistake. It almost feels like I should be buying the person across from me a drink before we engage in the bump-and-grind that these seats force us into. NEVER AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

Would be nice to have all forward facing seats.

C.J. Smith said...

Can't. GO trains work in a push and pull fashion. Unless they buy coaches where the seats swivel (like some Japanese trains), you'll have people riding backwards which for some passenger causes motion sickness. The coaches are done in this style to address the fact that the trains don't have to be turned around.

Anonymous said...

Getting to know you...getting to know all aboot you...

TomW said...

It would be better if the quad at the end was replaced with a pair, then everything would have sufficient space.

GO Voyageur said...

Yeah, those "rich Corinthian leather" seats rank right up there with the quad over the rear wheels of 8000 series DD's.

http://bit.ly/1n4Pcy4

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Don't you just love "smart design" products.

They really got the geometrics right on that one didn't they?

Oh, and when forethought is given on how to accommodate everyone in any given circumstance...

"Professionalism" ...what a concept!