Matt Johnson wrote: ↑Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:42 pm
John_Perkowski wrote: ↑Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:51 pm
Employed as recently as the Budd Metroliner
PULLMAN, once upon a time, had a name for this accommodation … A PARLOR CAR SEAT
...Employed even more recently by the Long Island Rail Road Sunrise Fleet Parlor Cars - in service
until the Year 2000 when they were retired...The replacement service with the implementation of the LIRR
C3 car fleet was titled "Hamptons Reserve Service" offering a guaranteed seat for an additional fare.
MJ and Everyone - The LIRR once had a long history with parlor cars...This webpage created by our own jhdeasy
offers more insight about these rebuilt lightweight Sunrise Fleet parlor cars (description in the site):
Everyone - The LIRR C1 and C3 multilevel cars are perhaps the best examples of comparing 3/2 and 2/2 seating.
The 10 C1 cars - which were a "test" fleet - contained 3/2 seating - which many riders saw as being "cramped".
The later C3 fleet was built with 2/2 seating offering more interior aisle space as example than the C1 cars.
The only way that I can see Amtrak using 3/2 seats is if they were to offer a very-low-fare economy class.
Even then Amtrak will have to contend with riders not using "that dreaded middle seat" on the 3 side...
I agree with GP is that those that use buses want the lowest possible fare with comfort secondary...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS