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Etiquette tips for travellers

To guarantee that your next ride is wonderful for both you and the individuals  in public transport, remember these simple manners:

1. Turn down the tunes if you’re listening to music with earphones (yes, it’s louder than you think)

2. On escalators stand to the right to allow people who wish to walk up to go by on the left

3. Always offer your seat to pregnant women, the elderly, the disabled, or mothers with young children

4. Don’t use your outside voice inside commuting with friends

5. Avoid wearing strong perfumes when using transit

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6. When boarding buses or trains, wait until everyone that wants to exit has disembarked before you get on

7. Watch your language (keep it clean, people!)

8. When boarding buses or trains, wait until everyone that wants to exit has disembarked before you get on

9. Keep doorways free and clear on trains and buses

10. No smoking – this includes at the train station or bus stop

11. Put your phone on vibrate and refrain from making or taking calls using it while on public transportation

12. Refrain from eating on the train or bus.

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13. Never leave your trash on the bus or train

14. When boarding buses or trains, wait until everyone that wants to exit has disembarked before you get on

15. Take up just ONE seat. Remove your backpack or large purse if you are standing and place it between your legs or directly in front of you. Gentlemen – Please avoid the selfish act of “manspreading”.

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Source: Margaret Page