LNP lifts lid on plan to trial cup­pas on pub­lic trans­port

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

BLEARY-EYED train and bus com­muters will be able to get their morn­ing caf­feine hit on the way to work for the first time, un­der an LNP elec­tion plan to al­low cof­fees to be brought on pub­lic trans­port.

The party has pledged to in­tro­duce a 12-month “cof­fee com­mute” trial if elected at this month’s state poll, al­low­ing non-al­co­holic drinks to be taken on board.

The scheme would be tri­alled on trains and se­lected bus ser­vices, with the stip­u­la­tion that drinks must have lids.

The pol­icy would be a de­par­ture from Queens­land Rail’s strict “no food or drinks” pol­icy.

Op­po­si­tion trans­port spokesman An­drew Pow­ell said it would have the spin-off ef­fect of creat­ing jobs as lo­cal busi­nesses would be en­cour­aged to set up cof­fee carts at rail­way sta­tions and bus plat­forms.

“This is a long-over­due change that will bring pub­lic trans­port up to pas­sen­ger ex­pec­ta­tions,” Mr Pow­ell said.

The LNP plan is part of its trans­port elec­tion pol­icy, which is to be re­leased today. KELMENY FRASER

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