South Western Railway have announced that they may be looking to scrap quiet carriages/zones on their trains.They say that this is because they cannot be properly policed, and as such they are entering into a period of consultation with customers on the future of these carriages.
Now, I’vewritten about quiet carriages before.However, that was more of a lament against the people who do not take the rules of the carriage seriously. It was not a desperate plea to save these carriages (if one company does away with them, I have no doubt that the rest will be quick to follow).
That is what this is.
Quiet carriages are absolutely a lifeline for disabled people like myself: autistic people, people with sensory processing disorders, people with anxiety, deaf people (of all levels of hearing impairment) and various other people of varying levels of disability and neuro-atypicality. We can
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