eolesen wrote:Lots of reasons not to like gallery cars, but ticket inspection isn’t one of them. It’s the primary advantage they hold over a split level or two level car.This is about Intercity trains, right? Where fare collection, however it happens, is going to be EITHER:
- Fairly leisurely (30 mins between stops) and not need a gallery car's "one pass covers two levels"
- Probably integrated into a Rapid Transit or Commuter media, which is trending to RF proximity/tap (see MBTA AFC 2.0) or photo/gantry (EZPass), and away from visual (neither paper nor app screen)
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