Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.
Our investigation highlighted a number of fixes which could be quickly and cheaply implemented, and would improve the passenger experience no end when travelling in these vehicles:
- The insides of the roof and end walls, previously painted the same colour as the rest of the carriage, have now been painted white.
- The mesh and green canvas has been removed from the doors, replaced by wooden panels to the lower half, painted to match the rest of the vehicle.
- The floors are being covered with rubber sheeting, which should help improve the look and feel, dampen the noise and vibration, and reduce the risk of slipping on them when wet.
- Upholstered seat cushions