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Melbourne commuters in for a tight train squeeze

Ross and Russel
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Getting a seat on a Melbourne train is about to get a lot harder.

The designs for a new fleet of high-capacity trains have highlighted a distinctive difference to those currently in service.

The new trains are being built to maximise standing room.

Just 30 to 40 per cent of passengers will be able to get a seat, roughly half as many as now.

They’ll enter service from mid-2019.

The new trains are being designed to fit six people in one square metre – similar to trains in Tokyo.

That sounded awfully tight to Ross and John.

So, they put it to the test…

Click PLAY below to see how it went!

Ross and Russel
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