Positive moves on cabs from Southern

09 May 2007

The Southern Drivers Functional Council reports a number of improvements secured from the company to improve conditions in its cabs

Council Secretary Roy Luxford says that by July all the Mark1 Chapman type driver’s seats on 377/171 units will be replaced with new Bombardier type seats and all other driver’s seats will be refurbished to an ‘as new’ standard. All the seats will have the swivel mechanism removed which Roy says will make them more stable – and the seat heater element will also be taken out as it has been causing pain to some drivers.

A noise survey is to be carried out to identify and reduce the sounds that cause discomfort. Southern is also in the process of designing and making an appliance for the DSD pedal to ensure a more comfortable driving position.

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