Train transportation option is best for commuters, day trippers, and international travellers. Yet not everyone who takes a train understands the train etiquette. There are thousands of people who partake in the daily public transport every day. There are some obvious rules set in place by the transport providers; we thought it was in the best interest of all commuters to create a comprehensive guide to public transport etiquette.
Seating on trains: some trains allow passengers to select and reserve seats. In this case passenger should sit in the assigned seats and produce their tickets. Passengers who are seated should not sit on the seats saved for passengers with disabilities or mobility problems, including older adults and pregnant women. Parent with young children will usually also appreciate being given a seat on a crowded train. It is also polite for passengers who are travelling alone to move seats to allow families together if this can be accomplished easily and quickly.
Using technology on trains: Most train passenger gets disturbed by other passengers using technology. Mobile phone can be annoying to train passengers. When mobile phones are used in trains, it is advisable to limit the volume of rings and alerts or to silence the phone altogether. Conversation should be buried and voice volume should remain low. No passenger should use a table with a bulky laptop if it can be avoided.
Dining on trains: there are trains offer a dinning service on board. General dining etiquette should be followed in dining cars and alcohol, if served, should be consumed in Moderation. Waste should be disposed of properly. Some train companies may also have rules regulating the types of foods that may be bought on board. Some passengers may also prefer to bring their own food on boarding the train. Such food should be easy to eat and not let out heavy odour and be repackaged and disposed of quickly when eating is finished.
Let passengers exist first: If its winter and you are shivering in the cold waiting for your train to arrive and piling in while others are trying to get off is just rude. Wait for your turn, being that eager for a seat is plain uncool.
General Politeness: If another stranger asks you a question or tries to engage you in conservation, don’t pretend they don’t exist. Be courteous and at least say hello before you buy yourself in your digital world and switch off from other living people around you.
Cover your mouth if you have the sniffles: if a person next to you sneezes and don’t cover their mouth. You give them eye daggers, but they don’t look at you, then they sneeze again. We don’t need your germs fling out into the small carriages atmosphere to infect everyone else as much as sharing is caring, so please embrace a hanky if you’ve got the sniffles and apologise if your forget. This shows the etiquettes you have.
Don’t take a free ride: you are stealing from everyone if you don’t cough up the cash for a journey. If we all pay our way on our trains, then there may be enough money in the government account to actually improve our transport system. So who wins here the commuters?