Anything from 40/60 to 60/40 is fine by my book.As far as I can tell there are three layouts of seat in use on the network:
- Airline seats- where the seat faces the back of the seat in front
- Table seats- where the seat faces a table, and then another seat facing the opposite way
- Facing seats without tables - where the seat faces another seat but with no table inbetween.
Many people around this forum appear to be in favour of a train layout where most, if not all, seats
are table seats. But many people travelling alone prefer the privacy of an airline seat (although when not well-designed these can lack legroom and the seat-back tables can be too small).
So, what do members think is, practically, the best balance between table seats, facing seats without a table, and airline-style seats?
Detest longitudinal seating and in my view we shouldn’t have it at all but for the purest metro operations. I don’t find it works that well in any case - standing space is compromised by outstretched legs, which doesn’t tend to happen on trains with transverse seating. The S stock is no better either.