I support the quiet carriage concept but using the last carriage as the quiet carriage makes it harder for those with young children who, according to CityRail http://www.cityrail.info/travelling_with/safety_and_education/children are recommended to travel near the guard's compartment.
You must be the only person that actaually follows this instruction even on my peak hour trains it's like a freaking daycare center!
I just hopped an H set and the first carriages has quiet carriage signs in the doors. It's a four-car H.
Be interesting to see if the school kiddies are still oblivious to it next week? I'll go with YES
The problem now for H sets will be the suburban runs.Sounds more like an opportunity to me!
Great signage imo.
it would be better to shove all the people who want quietness into their own carriage, rather than forcing all noisy people togethor.No it would be better to shove those who can't respect others and have to talk at the top of their voice into a very enclosed space . Their wouldn't be quiet carriages if people could manage to keep the volume at a low level. Instead what do we have 6-12 pricks on every carriage who think everyone needs to hear about their "awsome live" so they can be heard from one end to the other.
I mean, after school, there are about 700-1000 school kids from a variety of schools who catch the 3.26 train from Gosford to Sydney. Alot of them need to sit in the last carriage to get off. And it seems unfair that they have to move between carriage for the sake of another luxury.
IIRC school passes are handed out on the tax payers dime. Perhaps school kids should remain silent, their free travel is a privilege.