Scientific approach needed to inprove passenger comfort (Global Railway Review)

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The rail sector has decided train seat design requires scientific research to be able to provide a more informed approach to making seats both comfortable and safe for passengers…

The UK rail industry body RSSB has stated that there is an opportunity to develop a more scientific approach to measuring and delivering comfort and safety in train seats.

The new research aims to develop a more sophisticated, ‘human factor’ approach to understanding comfort, considering the shape of the seat, cushioning, material choice, lumbar spine support, vibration, leg-room, the length of the journey and other aspects.

Train operating companies, owning groups, rolling stock owning companies, suppliers and seat design manufacturers recently announced their support for the work to start and have expressed a desire to move forward with the improvements.

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Written by Long Branch Mike