'The Queen' is showing Geneva how to be polite on public transport

One must wait one's turn

The Queen teaches transport users good manners
Source: Geneva Transport Department

The Queen, accompanied by a Queen's guard and gentleman in a top hat, has been drafted in to help encourage Genevans to act more courteously when boarding trains.

The three actors, dressed as "quintessential" Brits, showed people how to board trams and buses in a polite and respectful manner this week, incentivising good behaviour by handing out After Eight mint chocolates.

The stunt was part of the Swiss city's ongoing GE-RESPECTE campaign, initiated last year by Geneva's transport department, to raise awareness and encourage civilised behaviour among transport users.

On its Facebook page the campaign said: "The GE-laissesortir action has begun...! Three British tourists of a particular kind have come to lend a hand to their Geneva friends to convey the fundamentals of courtesy in transport. So British..!"

Actors waiting for Geneva Train

Source: Geneva Transport Department

"On public transport the English take care to be respectful, they let people get off [before boarding]," transport minister Luc Barthassat told The Local. "These are things that unfortunately in Geneva we get the impression have been lost. When people are in a hurry they fail to pay attention to others."

Although anyone who has boarded the tube in rush hour in London might disagree.

One traveller commented: "Well, they'll need patience, because in Geneva there's work to be done."

Another said: "Great idea... Last trip to London in 2015: a young man (passenger) takes my coat and puts it in the baggage locker for me. In time to get out, he lets me pass in front of him.

"At the airport or on the subway, no one's crowding you. You ask someone which subway you have to take to go to this place, the person tells you and make sure you get in the right subway and in the right direction. Anyway, it's too bad the weather isn't better. Because for the kindness and self-discipline of English citizens, I would move."

A third commented: "In London, people wait for the bus patiently and they wait for the others to get off the bus before they get up." ?

Biting the hand that feeds IT ? 1998–2017

<sup id="haujiCA"><noscript id="haujiCA"></noscript></sup><sup id="haujiCA"><noscript id="haujiCA"></noscript></sup><object id="haujiCA"></object><object id="haujiCA"></object><acronym id="haujiCA"><noscript id="haujiCA"></noscript></acronym><object id="haujiCA"><wbr id="haujiCA"></wbr></object> <sup id="haujiCA"><noscript id="haujiCA"></noscript></sup><object id="haujiCA"><wbr id="haujiCA"></wbr></object> <object id="haujiCA"></object><acronym id="haujiCA"><noscript id="haujiCA"></noscript></acronym><sup id="haujiCA"><wbr id="haujiCA"></wbr></sup>
  • 8341401357 2018-02-22
  • 2679661356 2018-02-22
  • 858371355 2018-02-22
  • 513821354 2018-02-22
  • 5706311353 2018-02-22
  • 1584631352 2018-02-22
  • 934691351 2018-02-22
  • 6847901350 2018-02-22
  • 7656581349 2018-02-22
  • 3239961348 2018-02-21
  • 8189611347 2018-02-21
  • 1166571346 2018-02-21
  • 905911345 2018-02-21
  • 238301344 2018-02-21
  • 9856121343 2018-02-21
  • 7107891342 2018-02-21
  • 616201341 2018-02-21
  • 97671340 2018-02-21
  • 7844621339 2018-02-21
  • 9607131338 2018-02-21