Ever since I moved to this nice city of beaches called Sydney I have been taking trains to work everyday and hence have been haunted with one obviously very big and important question – do people tend to go upstairs or downstairs in the train?
In case you don’t know what I mean, inside the train it looks like this.
Because sometimes I am so bored on the train, my little brain in my big head has done some analysis and hypothesis on this topic. Below are the considerations which I think drives people to go up/ down.
|Why people go upper deck||Why people go lower deck||Comments|
|People who first see double deck trains||tourists tends to go upper?|
|Peope who enjoy views||riders on certain lines (e.g. those go via bridge) will go upper?|
|Door opens on upstairs side||Door opens on downstairs side||people go with the first option?|
|It’s easy to see vacant seats||people who want to sit down (long riders? gender/ age?)|
|It’s less shaking (?)||people who get sick on train will go downstairs?|
|It’s easier to go downstairs||people who like taking easy options (gender/ age?)|
I am keen to find out how more people think about it. What will be your choice if you get into a double deck train and why?
The next step is I will validate all above hypothesis. The initial plan is to sit in a corner, observe and count in the train (which can be a bit creepy). I might also come up with a questionnaire and ask at some stations… stay tuned!