I said three projects, and yes: there is a third, and it could be the RSSB’s ‘Sergeant Pepper’

Ian Walmsley

Ian Walmsley

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IET seat: Ian samples the First Class offering.

Way back in the October 2007 Modern Railways I wrote, ‘Let’s have some comfortable seats’ (I didn’t do my own titles then). Little did I know things would get worse, to the point where it is difficult to imagine seats getting less comfortable, short of putting nails up through the bases. I regularly bemoan the fact that comfort doesn’t figure in the competition to build the cheapest possible seat that won’t burn but will collapse in a controlled manner in a crash.

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