@rahulaintnotwit Hi Rahul. Nothing wrong with eating in the quiet carriage. We do ask that people keep noise to a minimum though. -Ollie
— First Great Western (@FGW) October 5, 2012
AS a press officer from the First Great Western rail company takes the time to answer the important query: can you eat crunchy crisps in the Quiet Carriage?, it is time for us all to ask each other, together as a nation, as a species, whether the Quiet Carriage on trains is something we really want to exist. Is this something we can love and nurture like sensible adults or something we will just abuse for ever more?
The dispatches from Twitter’s frontline suggest it might be an innovation we’ve already rejected. Click here for the full horror from the country’s warring quiet carriages. It is but a small sample of the boiling rage out there…