The public transport operators of Vienna have decided not to ban eating and drinking passengers from their transportations. “We as a service company have not the right to fight social standards”, said the “Wiener Linien” manager Michael Lichtenegger.
It’s allowed to eat and drink, but a voluntary renunciation would be highly appreciated, he confirms, and adds that a “consideration for humans, environment, and surroundings should be achieved.”
Viennas public transport operators promise to start a comprehensive information campaign about “eating and drinking in in public means of transport.” Also the cleanliness and thoughtful behavior should be discussed.
Another fact is that a lot of catering and trading enterprises have their locations close to underground stations and traffic hubs. This is an economic factor which create jobs. It’s already a social standard to eat breakfast or enjoy the lunch by the way. “We can’t stop this trend”, confirms the manager of Viennas public means of transport.