You may remember that I found vaping to be permitted on the Eurostar when travelling to Brussels to protest the Tobacco Products Directive on July 10th. Subsequent enquiries discovered that you can also vape on East Coast trains and on Network Rail property.
Now, via the Devil, we know the South West Trains policy too.
Thank you for your email.
Currently customers are permitted to use these devises (sic), as we require greater understanding on how we could practically enforce any ban if we decided to introduce one. Should this position change, appropriate information will be produced.
I do hope this information is of benefit to you.Well, it's helpful to know that they are permitted, but the explanation is quite bizarre! Is it just me, or are they saying that e-cigs are allowed purely due to the fact that they haven't worked out how to ban them yet?
No mention of any evidence they may have come across which necessitates a possible ban, only a concern that if they do decide on a ban they might have some trouble enforcing it.
Give me strength!
Still, it's another train company we should congratulate for allowing their use at the present time, I suppose. All of which makes C2C trains look even more stupid than they did last month.
@TheKibmeister in line with rest of industry e cigarettes are not allowed. They still give off small amounts of fumes & hard to tell apart
— c2c Rail (@c2c_Rail) May 13, 2013
They seem to have little knowledge about the rest of their own industry, and certainly know bugger all about e-cigs.
Vape away, I say. If I can sneak a crafty puff in a doctor's surgery without being noticed, I'm sure Driver Dan and the Fat Controller have no chance.
If you've found out (or are intending to try, nudge nudge) how your local train company treats e-cigs, do please let me know.