29 November 2002
KCR East Rail launches Courtesy School today
 
To raise passenger awareness of the KCRC By-laws, KCR East Rail organises an annual By-laws education campaign. This year, the campaign focused on the two By-laws that prohibit eating/drinking on trains and sitting on the train floor. To kick off the campaign, a KCR East Rail Courtesy School was launched today at Kowloon Tong Station.
During the month long campaign, KCR East Rail will educate passengers on the need for observing the no eating /drinking and no sitting By-laws. In addition to posters, East Rail will use calendar cards and public announcements to deliver the two courtesy messages, as well as a Courtesy School set up at Kowloon Tong Station for visits by schools and organisations. This activity-based approach, it is believed, will be more effective for conveying the importance of courtesy to children.
Mr Anthony Yan, Acting General Manager, East Rail Operations, said that in order to tie in with the education campaign, front line staff would increase patrols on trains and in stations. During the first part of the campaign in December, staff will remind passengers of the KCRC By-laws during their patrols by distributing publicity leaflets. Then, starting January 2003, they will prosecute any passenger caught eating/drinking on trains or sitting on the train floor.
 
KCR East Rail launched a KCR East Rail Courtesy School at Kowloon Tong Station today. This activity-based approach is believed to be more effective for conveying the importance of courtesy to children.
 
The penguin mascot for the By-laws education campaign is well received by children.
 
‘Little Courtesy Ambassadors’ act as good examples to their fellow students.