Why have there been so many Northern units come back from 'refurbishment' recently with the seat layout modified such that some rows of seating can no longer be physically used by the majority of people? This class 150 has a row that I tried to sit in but physically couldn't get my legs into. I know standards are low around here, but how's this considered acceptable by anyone? It would be better for everyone if those seats just weren't there, and this was left as luggage space. In my view, if a space is taken up entirely by seats with nowhwere between them for people at all, they shouldn't be allowed to count as seats for the purposes of DfT statistics. This isn't like the argument over exceptionally uncomfortable seating due to being too cramped to get all of your body parts into the space around it (as with, for example, the 450) it's about that actually being impossible for most people. I would like to see David Brown sitting in the seat by the window with one of Northern's daily passengers sat beside him... The unit pictured is 150223.