Friday, December 30, 2011

Vile

As if the bilious green is not bad enough, now we have a violent orange tram seats. Each on their own is bad enough, but then combining the two.....

Later addition: I took this photo a few weeks ago. A few days ago I was on the tram the Queen travelled on and it had the same seating. I was puzzled. Then I realised the orange seat was in the same location. It is a seat for the elderly and infirm, near the front tram door.

20 comments:

  1. They're still hideous! Couldn't they have picked a more stylish pattern, or was this on sale?

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  2. I guess it was considered sharp and edgy with a touch of retro - or, as suggested above, a job lot.

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  3. There colour coded retro seats and must've been on sale in China, a big thumbs down from me :-).

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  4. I'm still not riding on a tram until I have a conductor to assist me down the steps.
    I can see the point of the colours and the squiggles, you won't see the puke on New Year's Eve.

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  5. The iGeneration obviously needs LOUD colours to scream til they make eyes bleed just to register in their buzzy brains - ie orange seats for elderly/disabled aka get orf your lazy arse and let the old gent sit down.

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  6. Anonymous6:36 pm

    They are hideous but at least they're all cushion. I hated those hard plastic seats with a tiny, vinyl cushion in the middle.

    BTW, were the trams or Melbourne in the news this week? I was at the gym yesterday watching the US news when up popped Melbourne! It showed lots of trams in the city. Unfortunately, the sound was turned off and there were no captions, so I have no idea of what it was about. Twas nice to see a bit of ol' Melbourne town though! V.

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  7. I'm with JahTeh - they're deliberately ugly and busy and bright to hide vomit and ancient (and flat) chewing gum deposits....

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  8. To judge from what happens on Sydney's trains I suspect the brightly coloured and patterned seats are intended to dissuade graffiti artists from leaving their mark.

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  9. Peter, I think it was carefully chosen by someone with little taste.

    Retro Christine? I don't see that at all. Edgy yes.

    Probably Windsmoke. China farms the best nylons in the world.

    Dream on Jah Teh. You probably repaid conductor's kindness by paying your fare with pennies.

    Jayne, I think that is the purpose. In my experience, kids are pretty good about giving up seats to obviously infirm or old.

    V, the French trams. Yes they are hard seats. No tram news of international worthiness this week. I expect it was about Melbourne. Melbourne = trams.

    Kath, they would hide the graffiti squiggles, but look closer.

    As above Victor, click on the pic and what is on the green seat. I confess I did not even notice it at the time.

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  10. They are ugly, but what I want to know is, why do they have those sideways seats on buses and trams? I hate riding sideways, being flung from side to side as the bus rounds corners or brakes suddenly for whatever reason.
    I recently rode a bus here in Adelaide which had old fashioned leather bench seats. God knows where they found it, but by jingoes those seats were comfortable!! Full grain leather in a lovely calm slate blue colour,over deep padding. I wanted to stay on that bus all day, I was not at all inclined to get off when my stop came along.

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  11. River, I much prefer to sit facing the front or the rear on our trams, yet on one type of tram it is best to sit sideways as that is where the heating or cooling comes from, in the centre.

    They must have dug that bus up from the cemetery. Why in nearly 2012 do we have worse seats than we did in 1985? It doesn't sound like progress to me.

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  12. VIOLENT ORANGE.

    Haha love it.

    Don't worry, it won't stay orange for long...

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  13. No KofD. It will get stained from old people. Add yellow to orange and you get brown.

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  14. To answer River's question 'why do they have those sideways seats?, in Sydney these seats fold up so that prams and wheelchairs can be placed in the space without obstructing the middle aisle. I imagine that is one reason.

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  15. River, I sit on the sideways seat because the other seats are so close together that sudden stops bash my tin knees on the back of them and it hurts.
    (one more old joke Andrew and you'll be DeathRiser! Pennies, indeed.)

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  16. @Victor; yes, that's true, but some of these seats don't fold up, although having now read JahTeh's comment I can see her point too.

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  17. At least the vomit won't show up. Then again, that's probably a bad thing for the next user ...

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  18. And quite urine absorbent Red.

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  19. The seats look really nice from my point of view, I really like them.

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    1. Well Tran, they do seem to be lasting reasonably well.

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