Reply To: Why do they do that?!Create Topic Home › Forums › Frequent traveller › Tips to make life easier on the road › Why do they do that?! › Reply To: Why do they do that?! 22nd January 2015 at 12:08 #463594 MrMichaelParticipant @TimFitzgeraldTC So SWT and Network rail think 5 abreast seating on a train is unpopular……really. Have they ever sat in such a seat for the better part of two hours, I think they would use stronger words than unpopular if they had done so.