Smoking safety scare sparks SWT ban

A smoking ban was today introduced on long-distance commuter services between Waterloo, Hampshire and borset following a “serious safety
incident’ involving a discarded cigarette.The ban, however, while popular with the majority of commuters will infuriate others, many of whom have pledged defiance and say they will continue to light up.
Stagecoach-owned SWT, one of the busiest commuter operators, is among the few remaining which permit smoking on trains. It is only allowed on
certain long-distance routes.

Source: Evening Standard, 1 December 2003

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