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Aisling Norton from Irish Rail to chair  Railway Interior Innovation Summit

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Dear Colleague,

It is less than 30 days away before we host the first on site Railway Interior Innovation Summit, chaired by Aisling Norton from Irish Rail taking place in Berlin, Germany from 09-10th of November 2021.

OBB, PriestmanGoode, Siemens, Deutsche Bahn, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Alstom, Viva Rail and more have confirmed their participation.
Railway Interior Innovation Summit – Virtual LIVE: 20.-21. April 2021 (redcabin.de)

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Worse here in UK  with seemingly government inspired austerity interiors on "800" series Inter city project trains - described as at best planks with a cloth covering - too narrow too hard and too upright. It resulted in the Railway Standards and Safety Board (RSSB) to launch inquiry into comfort standards it seems it was not even considered at Privatisation. Unsurprisingly they took a MK3 as datum and it was still on top of everything with the Voyager 220/221 seat coming close. No new urban seat got anywhere near and it resulted in a standard being discussed - no doubt it will be ignored.

Only light at end of a long tunnel was the 800s for Lumo have better seats for its 5 sets on the East coast budget operation, there by debunking the transport departments weak assertion that the IEP/ IET seats were like that to meet safety standards and could not be changed.  It would seem from a European point of view the same penny pinching abuse of passengers is now of concern  to its administrations.        ho hum ...  

I wonder what outcomes came from it.

Robert 

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10 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

BIG fees for parasitic "consultant" cronies of Boorish johnston......

Sir, So true with £900K quoted in press for the Boorish link to NI from Scotland conslutant fees - it must be a good report with plenty of colour hand drawn cartoons and simple sums on hand made south Kent paper with a nicely stitched  Labybird books cover for that amount of small change.... I guess the consultants were able to enjoy several working meetings ( parties? ! ) on the catering allowance whilst obviously ensuring compliance with COVID rules... ho hum.

On topic I really hope the outcomes allows for seats that are designed for the enlarged frames so obvious when you walk down a city street. Sadly the abuse trains get having adjustable seats is a no go and while I like face to face and tables the current fad to always put feet on seats - might be that the under 30s have massive medical issues that mean feet need to be raised but not all disabilities are visible.  Then airline seating will be the likely outcome with reduced face to face/ tables  other than perhaps is a business coach or a reserveable family space  that is unlocked by train crew- compartments they used to be called !   

Have a reasonable day regardless.

Robert 

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Meaning no disrespect to anyone working in the rail industry, the UK government went to the wrong people for an overview of a fixed link between GB and NI. They should have gone to the oil and gas industry, which has bucketloads of experience of building deep water structures.

Stephen

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Hi, Yes  other industries offer skills and knowledge. A big problem was that BJ and his immediate circle of "advsiors" did not seem to know of the differing track gauge.  Not the first time as during the buildup to to Privatisation it was noted that the Ffestiniog Railway was going to run through trains Porthmadog to Llandudno jn.  as part of a micro franchise idea. The snigger from some North Wales MPs might have given the game away ! 

Let alone the tricky flexible bit required to overcome the fractured plates of the earth surface- a crack that runs up the Irish sea , and is most visible as the join between the parts of Scotland along the Caledonian canal.   A bit more than a sliding rail joiner or Triang converter track could cope with. 

Nothing to serious of course... 

Robert     

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