all around the world, as urbanization continues to rise, cities are faced with increasing levels of overcrowding on their transport networks. british-based company priestmangoode has unveiled a possible solution to tackle overcrowding in public transport. taking form as seating: the horizon and island bay, the concept would see seating availability increase from a capacity by up to 30% per carriage in a standard commuter train.
‘the horizon’ allows 20-30% more seats per carriage as well as increased standing space
the transport design consultancy focuses on enhancing passenger experience and to give people a more comfortable journey during the hectic time of the day for most.
the ‘horizon’ is designed to ensure that it offers passengers a fully supported position. the staggered seat design increases shoulder space between passengers, improving the feeling of personal space. meanwhile, seat luggage storage and bag hooks ensure passengers can keep their personal belongings close at all times, and eliminates the need for luggage racks. other features include a USB charging bar and two foot rests adjusts to the passenger’s heights.
the ‘island bay’ features a padded back rest on the side to give standing passengers a more comfortable position
the ‘island bay’ is a flexible seating solution that provides regular seats during off-peak, and a higher density configuration during peak hours resulting in 15-20% more seats and increased standing capacity. along with the flexible seat, increase width and dual purpose table/window seat, the seating layout provides wider than average aisle access, making it more accessible to wheelchairs, buggies, large luggage and folding bicycles.
the horizon increases shoulder space between passengers, improving the feeling of personal space
the table supports tablets and mobile devices at a range of angles for optimum viewing
when in use, the seat allows 20-30% more seats per carriage
the island bay seat
when in high density mode, foot rests accommodate passengers and provide a fully supported position
the island bay has a feature that has a dual purpose table/window seat