Topic Title: Rail passengers demand same rights as farm animals
Created On: 26 July 2013 05:25 PM
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26 July 2013 05:25 PM
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"Rail passengers are pleading for the same legal protection as farm animals after it emerged that train operators can carry commuters in temperatures which would be illegal for cattle, goats and pigs."
"A spokesman for the Association of Train Operating Companies said air conditioning has been fitted on trains for many years.
"Nearly all new trains ordered in the past two decades have air conditioning as operators recognise the need to provide passengers with the same, if not better, comfort than car travel." "
I have a solution, everyone should take a sheep or a goat with them to work, so they can get legal protection. Although you must obey railway byelaws:
"Control of animals
(1) An Operator may refuse carriage or entry to any animal.
(2) No person shall bring an animal on to the railway without a valid ticket for that animal, if an Operator requires him to have a valid ticket for the carriage of such an animal.
(3) Except with permission from an Operator or an authorised person, no person shall bring an animal on to the railway, which, in the opinion of an authorised person may threaten, annoy, soil or damage any person or property.
(4) If any person in charge of an animal in breach of Byelaw 16(1), 16(2) or 16(3) is asked by an authorised person to remove that animal and fails to do so immediately, that animal may be removed by or under the direction of an authorised person.
(5) No person in charge of an animal shall allow it to foul or damage any part of the railway.
(6) Any person in charge of an animal shall carry it when on an escalator that is in motion.
(7) No person in charge of any animal shall leave or place it unattended on any part of the railway (except in a place provided for that purpose by an Operator and only for as long as it is absolutely necessary and in accordance with any direction of an Operator or an authorised person).
(8) Any animal left or placed in breach of Byelaw 16(7) may be removed and/or stored by or under the direction of an authorised person. The person in charge of the animal shall be liable to an Operator for the cost incurred by an Operator or an authorised person in removing and storing it.
(9) Any person in charge of an animal that has soiled or caused damage to any part of the railway shall be liable to an Operator for the cost of putting the property soiled or damaged back into its proper condition.
(10) Any liability to an Operator under Byelaw 16(8) or 16(9) is in addition to any penalty for the breach of Byelaw 16."
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