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Author Topic: Night Riviera Sleeper refurb  (Read 17377 times)
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« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2019, 04:25:22 am »

IIRC, the recent refurbishment of the sleeper stock included higher density seating. Padded seats are now VERY last year !
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
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« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2019, 09:55:01 pm »

Itís wonderful to see the investment in the Sleeper service and associated station facilities (if not the actual motive power).

However, the reclining First Class seats and 2 +1 layout in the seated coaches will be sorely missed and are a retrograde step. It always felt a bit special coming back late from London in these coaches, now it just feels like a commuter train after dark.
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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2019, 10:00:06 pm »

Itís wonderful to see the investment in the Sleeper service and associated station facilities (if not the actual motive power).

However, the reclining First Class seats and 2 +1 layout in the seated coaches will be sorely missed and are a retrograde step. It always felt a bit special coming back late from London in these coaches, now it just feels like a commuter train after dark.

I have been told that the seated coaches are designed for the Cornish leg of the Down sleeper - i.e: early commuters travelling relatively short distances.
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