Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby jp1822 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 pm

In the United States though - the whole sitting backwards is going to be an issue. I can see re-engineering coming about either right before they are put into service or max 3 months after they are put in service. Europeans and elsewhere overseas - they've been used to their seating too long and sort of graduated very fast into it. Society today in the US - much more demanding on "the want my way or else." However, I hate to ride backwards myself and have gotten sick - so consider me in the not liking 50/50 seat arrangement!
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby bgl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am

I have ridden on plenty of trains that have rear facing seats in the US. Seems... normal enough.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby Nasadowsk » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 am

bgl wrote:I have ridden on plenty of trains that have rear facing seats in the US. Seems... normal enough.


Pretty much every commuter train in the NYC area, now, and many other areas in the US.

I actually like riding backwards - easier to sleep.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby bostontrainguy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:30 am

They don't put up with it in Japan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX5D6YtI7tg
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby mtuandrew » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 am

For everyone here who doesn’t like riding backwards, I’m happy to take your tickets from WAS/ALX to anywhere :-D

As for “no coach”, Amtrak could reasonably add a surcharge for “Coach Express”, but that gnaws away at Business Class seating that has essentially a waiting list. Besides, the current Amfleet consists qualify as High Speed Rail at 125mph (200km/h). Barely.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby David Benton » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 pm

As long as 50 % are happy riding backwards , Its not a problem.
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