The New Sydney Trains Will Be Missing The One Thing That Makes Them Unique And Commuters Are Having None Of It

"That's an awful decision"

 The New Sydney Trains Will Be Missing The One Thing That Makes Them Unique And Commuters Are Having None Of It Supplied

Do you remember a time when we had no issues with Sydney trains? Nope, neither do we.

Hot on the heels of the news that the new Sydney trains won't actually fit through our tunnels, a Transport for NSW document has revealed that they'll also be missing the one thing that makes us unique.

According to the State opposition, the 500 double-decker trains being built in South Korea will not have the reversible seats currently used on the city's trains. 

Instead, the document shows, the State government has ordered the new inter-city fleet utilise fixed seats, meaning that half of commuters will be forced to sit backwards while travelling.

"Some longer distance and tourist trains use seats which can change direction to face the direction of travel, either by rotating or by having reversible seat backs - but these are in the minority," it reads. 


But despite admitting that the reversible seating is actually the preferred option, the report recommends the government opt for the opposite.

"Many customers have provided feedback indicating that they believed the reversible seating should be a requirement for the train," it continues.

"However with the inclusion of other functionality such as more storage space for luggage and bikes [this] may eliminate the need for the reversible seating requirement.

"Customer expectations will need to be managed prior to the trains arriving without reversible seating."

But commuters are already up in arms.

"That's an awful decision," one Reddit user said while another added: "Hands down love our reversible seats. Some things we do better and this is one of them."

"Having moved here from Melbourne, I genuinely believe it's the best thing about Sydney trains," Reddit user Apollo86 agreed.

It was also pointed out that some commuters preferred to stand rather than sit on fixed seats.

"You see packed trains on the coast line with people standing rather than travelling backwards," one commenter said. "It's an odd feeling."