METRO is slashing more than a dozen seats per carriage from its oldest fleet of trains — a project that will leave almost half its passengers standing on an average peak service.
Metro spokeswoman Larisa Tait said about 15 seats for each carriage were being taken out of all Comeng models and being replaced with handrails.
This would leave about 444 seats in each six-car train — enough for just over half of a train’s average 800-passenger capacity, Ms Tait said.
The older-generation trains make up more than a third of Metro’s entire fleet and are used across all lines.
Metro is going too far with these cuts. You don't see other operators around Australia taking seats out of the network at the rate Metro area.