Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Transport etiquette promotion around the world

This week Connex launched a campaign to promote passenger etiquette on Melbourne trains. The promotion, which uses a made-up self-help guru, aims to stamp out inconsiderate behaviour such as not letting others alight, playing loud music, hogging seats, slurping noisome takeaway, etc.

Bad manners potentially exist wherever two or more people gather in the one place. As the old 'Do not Spit' tiles at Flinders Street Station attest, the issue is neither new nor confined to 'the young people of today'. And neither are complaints about 'train etiquette' geographically limited as demonstrated by the following examples garnered from the 2 million Google hits on the topic.

from the BBC
The Moroccans are more chatty
From an angry subway passenger
Shanghai station escalator etiquette
Train Etiquette - the animation
in Victorian times
nail clipping on the train

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