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View Poll Results: Should the eating of food and drinking of beverages be banned on all trains in CH ?
Yes, I'd be pleased with a total ban 7 8.24%
No, a total ban would be unreasonable 72 84.71%
I'd be pleased with a total ban on totally banning eating of food and drinking of beverages 6 7.06%
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Old 06.02.2011, 17:47
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I'm beginning to wonder if some EFers ever used public transport before they moved to Switzerland.

If you don't like travelling with people who rudely insist on being people, perhaps you should consider getting a car?

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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

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If you don't like travelling with people who rudely insist on being people, perhaps you should consider getting a car?

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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

I agree that macdonalds and kebabs smell but it's not the worst. That special place is held by orange peel. Nothing stinks so much as someone peeling an orange in a bus or train. Drives me nuts as a I can't stand that fruit smell, taste or colour. Oranges are the devil's work! Plus they always leave some on the floor...
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I agree that macdonalds and kebabs smell but it's not the worst. That special place is held by orange peel. Nothing stinks so much as someone peeling an orange in a bus or train. Drives me nuts as a I can't stand that fruit smell, taste or colour. Oranges are the devil's work! Plus they always leave some on the floor...
we need to rewrite the Bible and replace apple by orange.
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Bans are silly and I voted for a total ban of further bans.
I disagree entirely - where is the poll option for "Ban all bans of bans on bahns"?
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I agree that macdonalds and kebabs smell but it's not the worst. That special place is held by orange peel. Nothing stinks so much as someone peeling an orange in a bus or train. Drives me nuts as a I can't stand that fruit smell, taste or colour. Oranges are the devil's work! Plus they always leave some on the floor...
Oh man, I love it. I love when somebody peels an orange or tangerine. It's so nice in winter, too, the fresh smell of citrus and cold air, aaaah. Sorry it aggravates you, but I in fact go crazy after the smell.
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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

I used to commute from Basel to Zurich - door to door it was 2 hours taking into account that neither my home nor work was situated at the train station.

I used to have to wake up at 5-5:30am to make the office at 8, and normally took a slice of toast and a flask of coffee to consume on the train.

One time I was at the office really late to sort out a problem - 9pm or so, hadn't eaten lunch and home was 2 hours away so I succumbed and got a chinese takeaway to eat on the train. Maybe not the best for the other train users but I quite frankly didn't care.

The person who started this thread should first try doing a proper job before pontificating.

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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

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I'm beginning to wonder if some EFers ever used public transport before they moved to Switzerland.

If you don't like travelling with people who rudely insist on being people, perhaps you should consider getting a car?

... and a life.
I have one ,but I cant use it at the moment .It is full of Fast food container and bottles
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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

Travel in first class.

The waiting staff are just superb and take your remains away for you.
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Oh man, I love it. I love when somebody peels an orange or tangerine. It's so nice in winter, too, the fresh smell of citrus and cold air, aaaah. Sorry it aggravates you, but I in fact go crazy after the smell.
To much info. I on my way to the store for milk and oranges,lots of theme
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They *should* take away the rubbish bins and impart a "pack-in, pack-out" mentality.
I think that would mean that more people would just leave their rubish behind.
Personally, I have never been aware of messy food or containers being left on trains. Is this something that happens more in some regions that others?

Also, when I go somewhere on a train, I like the whole day experience, which includes starting the day with buying a coffee and pretzel as my train breakfast. It's a tradition.

I imagine a lot of early morning commuters use that train time as breakfast time too.
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I think that would mean that more people would just leave their rubish behind.
Personally, I have never been aware of messy food or containers being left on trains. Is this something that happens more in some regions that others?

Also, when I go somewhere on a train, I like the whole day experience, which includes starting the day with buying a coffee and pretzel as my train breakfast. It's a tradition.

I imagine a lot of early morning commuters use that train time as breakfast time too.
I actually do think it happens a lot more in some areas than others and probably also different hours, peak times, commuter times, school times..I do see a difference between taking the train to work at 7am or 9:30am.
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Travel in first class.
The waiting staff are just superb and take your remains away for you.
Disagree. Bern-Milan, 1st class, sitting next to four teens sharing their pizza is not an experience I'd like to repeat anytime soon....
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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

Just as a comparison, the Washington DC metro bans eating and drinking on the metro. If you are caught eating or drinking on the DC metro you are fined. As a result of this ban you have one the cleanest metro systems in the country. The metro can also use the funds it would normally designate towards cleaning waste along the metro and in trains, reinvesting it in making the metro system more secure and technologically efficient. The metro enforces this ban through plain clothed and uniformed police officers that are manned along the DC metro system. I assume that the costs of policing the ban do not outweigh the benefits of having such a rule in place, because the DC metro has been able to continuously enforce the ban. I rode the metro system in DC for two years and had no trouble with this ban. If you are hungry or thirsty then take the time to eat or drink before entering public transport, unless its some sort of emergency. Its really not too much to ask in my opinion. I was also working at the time, when I used the DC metro, and had a 45 min commute each way.

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The person who started this thread should first try doing a proper job before pontificating.

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Not to derail the thread but if wasting four hours of your day commuting is having a 'proper' job, I think I'll pass. I might as well be living in LA.
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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

[QUOTE=Cbass;1095136]Just as a comparison, the Washington DC metro bans eating and drinking on the metro. If you are caught eating or drinking on the DC metro you are fined. As a result of this ban you have one the cleanest metro systems in the country.QUOTE]

I have no problem with a food ban on city public transport (London could do with this) but for people travelling by train between cities, I don`t see the point of it. Picnics on trains have always been a feature of train travel, there are those who make their living from providing food for train travellers and the length of travel time for some people, means they do need to eat on the train .
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I recently saw a notice on a Postbus saying that eating and drinking were allowed, and asking that you didn't spoil this policy for others by leaving a mess.

I can live with that.
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I recently saw a notice on a Postbus saying that eating and drinking were allowed, and asking that you didn't spoil this policy for others by leaving a mess.

I can live with that.
So can I - I hope SBB and private railway companies will have signs up prominently in their rolling stock accordingly.
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Re: Should they ban eating on trains?

Maybe they can make a movie on the horrors of eating on trains. Call it "Trainnoshing". Get some crappy Scottish actors and Bob's your uncle. Academy Awards for everyone.
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