Whether it’s an airport terminal, railway platform or a hospital waiting area, bench seating is one of the most effective public seating solutions available. The volume of visitors to these public waiting areas is increasing year on year, pushing the durability to the limit. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why the quality of bench seating is important.

Increasing number of commuters

As we briefly mentioned in the introduction, the number of commuters opting to take public transport is increasing every year. The increased number of commuters results in public seating needing to withstand more frequent use. Below, you can see examples of the number of passengers for 2018, for different transport types.

Aviation transport

According to the Department for Transport, there were 292 million terminal passengers in 2018 in Great Britain! This is a 3% increase since 2017 and was the 8th consecutive year this figure increased.

Rail transport

In 2018/19, there were 1.8 billion National Rail passenger journeys, which accounts for 21% of all public transport journeys.

As you can see from the above passenger figures, there are billions of commuter journeys every year that pass-through passenger terminals just in Great Britain. All of which are likely to take advantage of the public seating provided. As a result, it’s crucial that passenger seating is designed to provide both comfort and durability.

Long Lasting

As we already know, billions of commuters travel through passenger terminals every year, resulting in higher public seating usage. Whilst it needs to be comfortable, it also needs to be long-lasting.

Airports, railway stations and bus stations will spend a large sum of money when undergoing a renovation project or new build. As a result, they don’t want to have to replace their bench seating after a few years. As you have seen from the figures above, closing a busy passenger terminal can have a huge impact on commuters.

Zoeftig Bench Seating Solutions

Zoeftig is committed to providing customers with excellent bench seating solutions that will leave a lasting impression on the public. We understand why bench seating needs to be high-quality for businesses and users in all locations or situations they are used. For more information on our seating solutions, you can take a look at some of our many amazing case studies:

San Diego International Airport

Dubai Metro

Alternatively, you can visit our contact us page or call 01288 354 512.