jetset wrote:Outlets at every seat, Wi-Fi, no middle seats, Conductors who don't make repeat announcements on top of the GPS system announcements.
I think we'll definitely see outlets in every row. Personally, I don't think the LIRR's ready for Wi-Fi on its trains
, the infrastructure just isn't there. We'll maybe see Wi-Fi ready trains, with the necessary wiring already installed, but I don't see it happening by time the M9's hit the rails. Can't predict what will happen with the conductor announcements, though!
inthebag wrote:3x2 seating isn't going anywhere so get used to it.
I'd like to see a luggage area added to the F-end vestibule. Just taking out two 2-seaters on one side would be a huge improvement. The lost seating capacity is irrelevant when you have people putting their gigantic luggage in a 3-seater and hogging it all for themselves. Don't even get me started on the bicycles and baby strollers.
I'd also like to see a LCD monitor in the vestibules and maybe elsewhere in the car that displays the full route map (with station capacities), next station, car number in the consist, connecting trains, etc.
A luggage area would be nice. It could also just serve as spare standing room for those really crowded occasions. Hopefully we'll see those bike hook things like they were piloting on the M8's. But supposedly the M9's going to squeeze out 8 more seats per pair, so I wouldn't get my hopes up.
One thing that would be cool to see would be a scaled down version of the FIND displays that are seen on the R160's. It doesn't have have 10 spaces for stops, but the LCD monitor and 5 or so of those slanted displays for station stops, connections, etc. positioned right above the doors would be neat.