Saturday, April 29, 2006

Don't Mind My Hair



The evidence of Metro North design shortcomings on the New Haven line trains just keeps rolling in... the latest area from Thursday's ride? Seat design.

For some reason, the Metro North design gurus decided to put a short seat as the aisle seat on the 3 side of the 2-3 configurations on the New Haven line. Perhaps it was to make it easier for a seated passenger to see up the aisle. It wasn't for the conductors since they're standing.

The outcome of a short seat? For the passenger in that seat it makes it harder to rest as your head is either hanging over or you need to slide ass forward until your feet prop up on the seat in front. For the commuter behind? You get someone's unwashed hair draping over your lap and another reason to take Purell with you on Metro North.

Thursday morning's pics from car #8809:
  1. Wonderful design
  2. Not going to touch that seat
  3. Wishing for new high back seats

4 Comments:

Blogger Ed said...

This morning I took one of the last middle seats and dozed off.

After 30 mins or so the gent in the short seat got off the train in Stamford. I was a bit shocked when the lady in the window seat woke me to ask me to move to the short seat. I politely moved, as I thought she was preparing to get off in Greenwich. Nope, she placed her crap on the seat!

Grrrr.... I was asleep! Who wakes people so they can put their crap on the seat? If your taller that 5'6" you can't sleep in that short seat. Who's the idiot who designed those things? What is their purpose?

BTW - Nice blog

12:32 PM, December 04, 2006  
Blogger Ed said...

This morning I took one of the last middle seats and dozed off.

After 30 mins or so the gent in the short seat got off the train in Stamford. I was a bit shocked when the lady in the window seat woke me to ask me to move to the short seat. I politely moved, as I thought she was preparing to get off in Greenwich. Nope, she placed her crap on the seat!

Grrrr.... I was asleep! Who wakes people so they can put their crap on the seat? If your taller than 5'6" you can't sleep in that short seat. Who's the idiot who designed those things? What is their purpose?

BTW - Nice blog

12:33 PM, December 04, 2006  
Blogger MusicAndArtsBlog said...

hey! i was just thinking about that short seat! what IS up with it?? i thought maybe to make the isles bigger? but it is really uncomfortable.

10:34 AM, August 04, 2008  
Blogger MusicAndArtsBlog said...

i really can't stand the rudeness of people like that on the subway, and i hate to say but only a women would do what you mentioned. men are rude in other ways like being aggressive.

10:36 AM, August 04, 2008  

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