Surely that's no different to Newcastle (well, apart from being a full Byelaw and not just a rule)? It's still possible isn't it?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.'
Nae chance bye the way.10 Intoxication
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?
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.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?
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 phoneI 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.
I am reliably informed that some people, even in Glasgow, possess a mobile device which has functions in addition to those of a phone and a camera.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
The former you can reasonably assume is taking pictures, the latter you cannot. You'd have to catch the latter red-handed.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.
Whenever I try to take pictures of buses in NYC, I get looked at like I'm a terrorist.Its sort of like when MTA tried to enforce a ban on the New York Subway in 2004 and 2006.
I can sympathise with train drivers. Flash can distract them and even cause an accident. Maybe they should ban flash, but not photography in general.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.
I don't think a member of staff would be able to legally order the destruction of photos, but they probably have the power to kick you of the railway's property if they see fit.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!
Exactly. Common sense needs to come from both parties.455driver said:I enjoy taking pictures of trains as much as the next enthusiast but the few will wreck it for the majority.