Of course, none of them rival the awesome fugliness that are the seats on the LUAS, Dublin’s newish light rapid transit system. I wrote about riding the LUAS here and here, back in late 2004. The designers of the seating made two curious decisions:
One odd thing about both the Luas and the DART is the fabric they choose for the seats. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a kind of plushy, cottony type of thing, where it seems to me that vinyl would be much more appropriate. I mean, this fabricÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just going to soak up all the urine and vomit. If I get a chance, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll take a photo of the seats, because the pattern on the fabric is extraordinarily awful.
Maybe they’ve wised up since 2004? I haven’t taken the LUAS in a couple of years.