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Why do trams have so few seats?

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  • cjb121@york.ac.uk
    Most trams seem to have around 75 seats, about the same as a double decker bus. There s lots of room for standing, but wouldn t people rather sit? Instead of
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2001
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      Most trams seem to have around 75 seats, about the same as a double
      decker bus. There's lots of room for standing, but wouldn't people
      rather sit?

      Instead of trams, wouldn't it be much cheaper and easier to have a
      fleet of double decker trolley buses? Check out
      http://www.tbus.org.uk/home.htm for more information.
    • Ronald Dawson
      ... If a tram has 75 seats chances are that it s articulated. ... Yes, but for the situation that you re describing, that seems to be more of a question of
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 1, 2001
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        cjb121@... wrote:
        >Most trams seem to have around 75 seats, about the same as a double
        >decker bus.

        If a tram has 75 seats chances are that it's articulated.

        >There's lots of room for standing, but wouldn't people rather sit?

        Yes, but for the situation that you're describing, that seems to be more of
        a question of what kind of operating environment that the vehicle (tram or
        bus) is in.

        >Instead of trams, wouldn't it be much cheaper and easier to have a
        >fleet of double decker trolley buses? Check out
        >http://www.tbus.org.uk/home.htm for more information.

        It's a very nice site and those buses are quite impressive, but also let's
        not forget that double decker trams are out there too. Dawson
        http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/pix/gb/trams/Blackpool/SJS2.jpg
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