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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2018, 04:50:14 pm »

The seats are reported to well sprung and comfortable, and line up with the windows.
No tables, and no catering, leg room is ample provided that luggage is placed on the outside of the coach, and not between the seats.
Or so I am told, I have yet to use one of these much improved mail coaches.

Two classes of travel are provided, outside is cheaper but exposed to the weather. "On top" is pleasant in mild weather and gives a good view of the countryside, but cant be recommended in snow or rain.

How are the toilet facilities?
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2018, 08:44:08 pm »

Non existent, or put into more modern terms "on board facilities have been updated to take account of changing passenger priorities"

"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 #17 on: May 24, 2018, 11:05:06 pm »

... another flashback; this time from Wales:
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