Sideways seating causes discomfort
HAVING seen the newly released pictures of the seating on Bombardier’s new crossrail trains, I am filled with nothing less than despair.
Both my wife and I suffer from cervical spondulosis (arthritis in the upper spinal column) and find sitting on trains, sideways to the direction of travel, literally ‘a pain in the neck’.
In common with most of the trains used on London Transport (apart from the Metropolitain line ) forward facing seats are soon to be a thing of the past – try to imagine the discomfort to sufferers of CV on a journey from Ealing Broadway to Upminister, sitting sideways for more than a hour and a half, with their head being jolted from side-to-side as the train speeds up and slows down.
It seems nowadays, instead of considering the comfort of their ‘customers’
Tfl is more concerned about the profit to be made from packing as many people as possible into these hateful new trains.
PETE WILLIAMS York Avenue