Hong Kong MTR

How about Hong Kong MTR posters on backpack etiquette?

  • Posters in carriages warn passengers to watch out for their phones, or tell them what to do if they feel ill. Bulky backpacks should receive similar attention
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 December, 2018, 1:04pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 December, 2018, 1:04pm

I wholeheartedly agree with your correspondent H. Hiew (“Backpacks are annoyance on crowded trains”, December 24).

Students and construction workers boarding crowded MTR carriages and not removing large cumbersome backpacks have become a real nuisance, now that rush hour trains are so packed. Their bulky loads can easily occupy the equivalent of one passenger space. And because they do not have eyes in the backs of their heads, they have no idea of the impact when they turn one way or the other – nor do they seem to care. If they were indeed considerate, they would remove them and put them on the floor.

I shiver at the thought of yet more regulations and announcements, but please could the MTR Corp consider some helpful posters in carriages like the ones they have that warn you to watch out that someone does not steal your phone – or what to do if you feel ill?

Colin Bosher, Discovery Bay