Safety Group Wants to Ban Booze on Mainline Trains

By Gary Cutlack on at

Enlivening boring train journeys by sinking a few cans of premium lager might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to moves by the Rail Safety and Standards Board -- which is suggesting a ban alcohol on all mainline trains.

Claiming that drunkenness was partially to blame for 21 of the 32 passenger deaths on the rail network over the last ten years, a new agreement on managing drunk passengers the RSSB is putting together together for Network Rail suggests that ending "the sale and consumption of alcohol on trains" ought to be considered to make travel safer. [Standard]

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