Sunday, February 14, 2016
QR to add oxygen masks on 3-car trains?
Commuters are asked to fit their own masks before helping other commuters nearby. There is enough oxygen for passengers to breath on journeys between Central to Mitchelton, Banyo, and Wynnum. Passengers having to stand further are requested to bring their own oxygen supply.
The masks will also automatically deploy to help distressed passengers whenever QR turn an all stations service into an express services which occurs often on the Cleveland Line. BrizCommuter's sources claim that the oxygen masks will not be installed in the Quiet Carriage, due to expected noise complaints for intolerant passengers.
The oxygen masks have recently become available as a major Australian airline has got rid of its safety equipment as part of cost saving measure. The ex-Boeing 737 life rafts may be sold to BCC, to be pulled along behind CityCats to increase capacity.