Space-saving train seats launch successfully
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Two new seating innovations, funded by RSSB, were displayed for the first time at a launch event in central London yesterday.

The launch gave those attending the chance to try out the seats which were designed and created by PriestmanGoode.

The project, which is part of the Tomorrow's Train Design Today programme, produced two seating solutions named Horizon and Island Bay to help maximise passenger capacity and comfort.  Both of the designs can be installed on new or existing trains and trams with the aim of boosting capacity on carriages by up to 30 per cent.

The UK launch was streamed live on RSSB's Twitter account. The two videos can still be watched online on Periscope. RSSB's Innovation Programme Director Neil Webster and PriestmanGoode Chairman Paul Priestman delivered welcome speeches, which can be viewed here. This was followed by an interactive session to test out the two new styles of seats, which can be viewed here.

For more information about the project please refer to our previous news story.

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