The 'Hoogzitter' (English: 'high-seater') is a new seating solution that I've developed for Connexxion. It's based on a 'stand up chair' principle and it enables passengers to travel in comfort while their luggage is not a burden to other passengers.
Keeps a suitcase trolley in place during the busride
For comfort and lateral support to the passengers
Easily attachable to the floor of the bus
Strong tubular frame with a familiar look & feel
Trouble in the aisle
Connexxion wanted to find a convenient way of keeping luggage out of the aisle. This is particularly a problem on the Schiphol Airport express busses. People want to have their luggage in sight at all times, and as close as possible. Almost no traveller uses the dedicated luggage space on the bus.
People & their luggage
To relly get a feeling of all the aspects of the problem I went to Schiphol and took the Connexxion expressbus to Leidseplein. I did a quick research. 8 out of 10 passengers were using a trolley suitcase. The following graphic shows how passengers store their suitcases in the current situation.
in front of seat
next to seat in aisle
standing in aisle
in luggage space