Smoking banned on trains

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1 February 2005, MADRID - Passengers who travel for journeys of less than five hours on Spanish trains are banned from smoking from Tuesday.

1 February 2005

MADRID - Passengers who travel for journeys of less than five hours on Spanish trains are banned from smoking from Tuesday.

The state-run operator RENFE said that on longer journeys passengers would be allowed to smoke in corridors, but not compartments.

The Spanish government is also to start courses to help smokers who might feel "anxious" if they cannot light up.

It is hoped the move will bring an important "qualitative change" on Spain's trains which have long been criticised for being smoky and uncomfortable.

The Spanish government announced the changes last October in order to allow smokers to get used to the proposed changes.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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