Quiet carriages still a thing, says First Great Western
The train company were keen to dismiss such balderdash after several reports had said they'd done away with them.
A name-free First Great Western spokesman said: "There will be a quiet carriage on all our high speed trains for the foreseeable future. Claims that there will be no solace for customers who want a quieter journey are simply unfounded."
What is true, added the spokey, is that they're removing the First Class quiet carriage in the next few months, as an overall overhaul of its First Class carriages.
“The company is converting some First Class carriages into Standard carriages on all its long distance trains, which will only leave one and a half First Class carriages.
“To make one of those carriages 'quiet' would be madness, but it is a practical decision based on the need to increase the number of standard seats on our services. The renewed First Class carriages will instead be fitted with specially designed headrests and partition screens to keep noise levels to a minimum.”
WELL THAT'S A RELIEF! (Shhh! - Ed.)