The new rules add: ‘The only exception to byelaw 12.1 is if a passenger has the written permission of SPT in relation to the activity.
‘The passenger must be carrying the permission, show it to an officer on request, and comply with any conditions of that permission.'
10.1 Passengers must not enter or remain on any part of the subway if they are drunk or unfit to be on the subway because they are under the influence of alchohol or any other intoxicating substance.
Flash photography is not allowed on most networks but with the advent of cameras in mobile phones and small cameras I don't see how a ban could be enforceable. How do you distinguish someone making a phone call from someone surreptitiously taking photgraphs?
Its been years since Ive been on the Glasgow underground so im unsure about this but how would they get a signal to make a call?
I think most stations are quite deep underground, but at Partick you only have to travel down two short escalators; one of which isn't strictly underground, to reach the platforms from ground level. I recall getting a signal down there in the past.
Thats what I thought. So bar one station im guessing its going to be pretty easy to determine who is taking a photo with their phone
I can get the anger against people using a flash, but what's the betting the enforcement of the law will be somewhat selective?
Man with SLR - stopped.
Girl with cameraphone - allowed.
Its sort of like when MTA tried to enforce a ban on the New York Subway in 2004 and 2006.
Its probably because they are sick and tired of people using flash all the time, there was some thick tart with an SLR on Waterloo using flash last week, she was none to pleased when I went round and gave her a piece of my mind, the last thing I wanted was 2 flashes straight at me when I was 15 feet from the buffers, she started with the "I know my rights" malarky to which I replied "well I know the railway bylaws" at which point the station supervisor took her "for a little chat" about rights and wrongs.
If you dont know Waterloo we need to be no more than about 6 feet from the buffers to ensure the rear of the train is in clear so cant afford to get it wrong.
jonmorris0844 said:Also - will there be powers to demand a photo or video is deleted? Or just a 'Oi, no photos' which may often be too late at that stage anyway!
455driver said:I enjoy taking pictures of trains as much as the next enthusiast but the few will wreck it for the majority.