Staff at football trade magazine 'FC Business' got the chance to sample safe standing at rail seats first hand in June when the Safe Standing Roadshow called in at their Gateshead offices - as trailed on the FC Business website.

Roadshow drops in on FC Business

While touring a number of northern venues, the roadshow stopped off in the North East to let fans of the areas three top clubs see rail seats for themselves. Having set up in the drizzle outside the FC Business office, the unit was tried out by around 8 of the magazine's staff (including in their ranks a Middlesbrough fan), plus representatives of Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) and FSF Communications Director Michael Brunskill, a Sunderland supporter.

As can be seen above, it was smiles all round (well, almost - it was a bit wet and chilly!).

NUST subsequently ran a report of the visit on their website and are hoping to stage an event in Newcastle with a return visit of the unit some time in October.