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    I thought of this thread today when sitting in a quiet carriage. Two women were having a quiet conversation and a man quite firmly told them to be quiet. He didn't swear but he was obviously annoyed. It made me think of this thread.

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    Not so long ago I used to regularly get the train into the city for work (Melbourne ) and back, I live way past the end of the line so I would travel the entire distance both ways and...

    I NEVER saw or experienced such a thing as quiet carriages .

    What lines are they on?

    Are they marked/signed?

    How do you know where to find one?

    What exactly is the etiquette?

    So many questions. My head hurts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulK View Post
    Not so long ago I used to regularly get the train into the city for work (Melbourne ) and back, I live way past the end of the line so I would travel the entire distance both ways and...

    I NEVER saw or experienced such a thing as quiet carriages .

    What lines are they on?

    Are they marked/signed?

    How do you know where to find one?

    What exactly is the etiquette?

    So many questions. My head hurts!
    They are labelled by the door "quiet carriage". Its usually the first and last carriage on a 6 car train. Once inside it clearly says on several posters around that its a quiet carriage and to that no phones, music, videos etc to be played on board. I can't quite remember the phrasing they used to discourage conversation tho.

    If you want a chat tho - there are 4 other carriages you can use.

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    The train that I was on today just had one sign at the end of carriage that said it was a quiet carriage. I didn't actually see it until someone else said 'oh, we're on a quiet carriage.' On that particular train 4 out of 6 carriages were quiet carriages, but it was also announced at each stop that there were quiet carriages on the train.
    On the flip side, the train I caught to my destination today had one young woman come on who was so loud and annoying. She was talking to her friend, then her friend left and she rang her step mum. She was talking about everything from the type of underwear she wanted to wear under her sexy black dress, to what allergies are causing her eczema. She was so loud I could barely hear my friend talking. It was really annoying. I actually looked for quiet carriages signs because I would have told her to be quiet (politely). I catch trains all the time and have never heard someone be so loud, and talk about such inappropriate things.

    ETA - Just wanted to clarify that I think that the person who swore at your friend was being really rude. I'm not sticking up for her at all. Once can only hope she was just having a really bad day, because if that is how she is all the time she must be living a really miserable life.
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    No excuse for such rude and aggressive behaviour. None.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulK View Post
    Not so long ago I used to regularly get the train into the city for work (Melbourne ) and back, I live way past the end of the line so I would travel the entire distance both ways and...

    I NEVER saw or experienced such a thing as quiet carriages .

    What lines are they on?

    Are they marked/signed?

    How do you know where to find one?

    What exactly is the etiquette?

    So many questions. My head hurts!
    A quiet carriage is usually the first, last and two middle carriages of an 8-car train, the first and last carriages of a 4-car train, the last carriage of a 2-car train. Look for signs on the train or platform.

    Quiet carriage etiquette:

    -your mobile phones should be on silent
    -move into an adjoining carriage to have a conversation with a fellow passenger
    -use headphones with mobile devices
    -keeping the volume to a minimum so it can't be heard by others.

    If you don’t want to observe these rules, take the trip in a regular carriage.
    Signs on the outside
    http://cdn2.goughlui.com/wp-content/...709_085735.jpg

    Signs on the inside
    https://beyondtheflow.files.wordpres...t-carriage.jpg


    It's not baffling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Err thanks. I beg to differ on one point though, it's baffling if you've never encountered it before.

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