A correspondent sent me a link to a brochure from the Montreal transit system announcing their selection of a new car design. You can see it here.
Big surprise! The public prefers to have transverse seats and that’s what the STM is giving them. Apparently the so-called standards (which turn out on close inspection not to be standards at all) cited by the TTC have not affected this design despite the fact that Bombardier is building both the Toronto and Montreal cars. Hmmm … maybe the designers don’t talk to each other. Continue reading