IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY OF COMFORT OFFERED TO PASSENGERS ON MEDIUM AND LONG DISTANCE JOURNEYS

The passenger has a right to expect safety, speed and comfort from the railway. The concept of comfort is not so easy to define. During the course of the journey it is necessary to ensure safety, restrict causes of fatigue, encourage relaxation and repose, and facilitate activities such as reading, conversation or the taking of refreshment. Modern coaches will offer a degree of comfort very much superior to most of the stock in service at the present time, due particularly to the generalisation of air conditioning. It is to be hoped that the investment possibilities of the Railways will make it possible to eliminate the oldest and least comfortable coaches as quickly as possible. It is also desirable for the service life of railway rolling stock not to exceed 25 or 30 years in future; passenger rolling stock becomes obsolete through its level of comfort. However, comfort cannot be improved to infinity due to economic necessities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Bernard, J P
    • Daffos, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 409
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM