Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo?

Please sign our petition
(more information)
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 03:35 16 Oct 2021
- Covid: US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - Coffee Shop AGM - Didcot
tomorrow - Wiltshire Climate Consultation
20/10/21 - SWR / Trowbridge meeting
27/10/21 - Railfuture on Cirencester
Random Image
Train RunningCancelled
08:47 Plymouth to Penzance
11:15 Penzance to Plymouth
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
October 16, 2021, 03:40:23 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[117] 648Y
[62] Staff reductions - London Area
[53] South Western Railways Waterloo - Bristol services axed
[44] Porkway Partway
[44] Where were PhilWakely and bignosemac yesterday, 13th October 2...
[18] Former BR WR Chief Mechanical & Electrical Engineer - RIP
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Could we have a mask free coach or a mask coach?  (Read 910 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 604

View Profile
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:58:48 pm »

Well we had a smoking coach B
A family coach E
and a quiet coach A

Why not a mask coach, or a non mask coach?
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
Posts: 10585

View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2021, 06:01:46 pm »

Unfortunately, the TOCs (Train Operating Company) cannot enforce mandatory wearing of face coverings, so they obviously have not chosen to mandate the wearing now they have the choice.

It'll be interesting to see the Unions take on this - whether seats at driving coach ends are still roped off going forward, for example.

Whatever TOCs agree is reasonable for their staff should be mandated for the customers, frankly.
Hero Member
Posts: 34610

View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2021, 06:58:16 pm »

Why not a mask coach ...

Coaches A and J in 800321?

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Hero Member
Posts: 430

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 10:34:24 am »

Can't see that working, considering the amount of noise, not least from phone use, there was (is?) in most Quiet coaches.
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
Posts: 212

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 12:09:49 pm »

Can't see that working, considering the amount of noise, not least from phone use, there was (is?) in most Quiet coaches.
They were much better back when they were separated from the rest of the train by a carriage full of tobacco smoke.

Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page