This report covers the revenue service field testing aspects of the Rail Passenger Seat Development Program. VIA Rail Canada Incorporated installed six different candidate seats and a newly designed railway passenger seat in an intercity coach operating in a high speed reserved train service between Montreal and Toronto. During the survey period from May to August 1978, a questionnaire was administered to over 5000 respondents. These respondents indicated that the overall aesthetics of the various seats were indistinguishable but that specific design feature improvements could be noted with some certainty such as ease of recline, angle of seat back, firmness of food tray, convenience of ashtray, etc. In addition, even over this short period, major differences in the mechanical integrity of the six candidate seats could be discerned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Secord, T
    • Rowan, W G
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 2118
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM