28 Aug 2010
For those who use public transport, we all know how irritating it can be when somebody nearby is playing their music too loud, or engaging in a noisy conversation. But now you can avoid these noise complaints if you travel on Queensland trains.
That is because trains in south-east Queensland will be trialling the use of a “quiet carriage”. These quiet carriages, which will be at found at the back-end trains, will mean no load music, no noisy devices and no conversations.
Posters and an occasional voice over from a loudspeaker will remind those in the quiet carriage that they are in a place of peace and quiet, so commuters can tune out or do some reading.
There will be no fines however if you are found making noise in the quiet train carriages, but you will be reminded to be quiet, and I’m sure you will have a lot of disgruntled train commuters giving you disapproving looks.
The new quiet trains will be trialled for 3 months, ending on November 22nd. If all goes well they may even stay around. Will you be travelling on them?