Wheelchair Carriage with inbuilt ramp, to avoid congestion with other standard carriages
I think this is something they should look into, as long as the ramps aren't a bigger failure like the automated ones on some Sydney Buses (low floor scania's mainly at the Burwood and Kingsgrove depots I believe) which continually breakdown or don't work.
I thnk Destos that give you the information you want. Myabe not in LED format, maybe a TV type destos in the carriage stationg the station stops and times between each station (as mentioned above somewhere) plus also providing networks updates/delays/issues. Along with this, have announcements providing the information as well.
One critical thing I would say is staff levels have to be right for assistance with elderly and disabled pax.
WiFi that is about maybe more than 50mb, say maybe I dunno 1GB at least.
Longitude seating, more than enough grab rails and handrails. Better and more efficient lighting both inside and outside (say the doors like the Waratah and OScar's provide)
Also better Aircon on the trains that actually doesn't make you freeze or get hot quickly. Adjustable like the Waratah's
I would like to have seen double deck trains, as pointed out on the weekend on SMH.com.au (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tunnel-vision-20130816-2s2az.html
) which goes to show that even countries that have single deck's are going double decks. Even some trains services in Japan have about 2-4 double decks intermixed or coupled to single decks. I do believe that single decks will be fine as a short term solution, but long term - hell no!!