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Melbourne commuters in for a tight train squeeze

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!