Australian men caught on camera using commuter train to move furniture
What’s a man to do if he doesn’t have a “ute?”
Two train commuters in Australia had a creative answer to that question when they showed that without a truck, known in Australian slang as a “ute,” furniture can be transported cheaply by public transport.
In two separate incidents at Bowen Hills train station in Brisbane, men single-handedly moved a couch and a fridge on trains, as seen in CCTV footage released by Queensland Rail on Tuesday.
“Please book a removalist,” was the rail network’s advice in a tweet tagged #TrainEtiquetteTuesday, a series it has urging better commuter behaviour.
The man moving the fridge wheeled it on a trolley onto a train but was soon discovered by transit officers, who fined him $250 for his over-sized item. He was also fined for fare dodging, media reported.
Both incidents were filmed in April.
It is illegal to board a train on the Queensland Rail system with an item that cannot be stored below a seat, in an overhead rack, or in a designated storage area.
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