Many of Melbourne’s train seats look like this:
Look closely. Those are not all just random shapes designed to hide the dirt.
Anything look familiar?
Rearrange a few of those shapes and you get…
While Metro have got rid of most signs of Connex, somehow I doubt they’ll bother changing all of these over. It’d be a waste of money, since it’s subtle enough that most people don’t even notice it.
14 replies on “The hidden message in the train seats”
you are a genius. Next time I’m on the train with my kids I’ll play that game.
I wasn’t aware of that. I would think at the rate of seats are normally replaced, they won’t be around for too long.
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And here I thought it was a pattern for graffiti vandals to play tic-tac-toe with :P
Roger, actually someone pointed it out to me.
Andrew, most of the plain blue seats (Siemens and Comeng South trains) have been around for 5+ years; I wouldn’t expect those pictured above to be replaced particularly quickly.
I’m pretty sure I can also see the Daimaru tower in there too, and some railway tracks in the shape of a triangle…
I see the Stargate dialling sequence for the Asguard homeworld…
Dabiel Bowen. Will they change the plain blue seats on the comeng and siemens trains.
How funny! I always like to look at the shapes but I never realized that they spelled something. Is this intentional or just a random coincedience? I like these seats and fabric because they are usually the newest and cleanest to sit on. As I previously mentioned the blue seat fabric on the Seimens trains is disgusting and badly needs changing. I realize that people make a mess and vandalize things sometimes but it should be embarrising to whoever operates the trains to have such dirty and neglected seats for their patrons to sit on. Perhaps some easy to clean vinyl seats like the ones on the W class trams would be a better and longer lasting idea.
Notice the upside down cross… Could be something satanic as well.
I think those seats look nice but will all the siemens trains and EDI Comengs get it? I had the 5+ years old plain blue seats. They are dirty.
Well, the N is a bit like an M and the X is a bit like a T, so if they just sent a few people out with blue and yellow markers to change the C into an R, they could probably get the whole thing done in a couple of days.
Oh wow! I never noticed that before O_O
To me, the X letter of the Connex in the seats reminds me of the Nazi symbol.