On Friday, shadow residence secretary Diane Abbott apologised after {a photograph} of her consuming a can of mojito on the London Overground was printed on-line.

The Labour MP tweeted that she was “sincerely sorry” to have been pictured consuming the Marks and Spencer beverage on the Transport for London (TfL) community.

Following the information of Ms Abbott’s misdemeanour, a number of individuals remarked that they have been beforehand unaware consuming alcohol on public transport within the capital is unlawful.

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“I’ve by no means seen an indication saying you’ll be able to’t drink on the London Overground! I did not know you could not,” Labour MP Alex Sobel tweeted.

Here is the whole lot you might want to know concerning the legal guidelines concerning consuming on public transport within the UK:

London

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On 1 June 2008, consuming on public transport within the capital turned unlawful underneath the supervision of former London mayor Boris Johnson.

The alcohol ban got here into impact on the Tube, buses, Docklands Mild Railway, tram companies and stations.

Along with consuming alcoholic drinks, it is also unlawful to hold open containers of alcohol on the general public transport community.

“I am decided to enhance the security and safety of public transport in London and create a greater surroundings for the hundreds of thousands of Londoners who depend on it,” Johnson stated on the time.

Carrying alcohol in closed containers is permitted.

England and Wales

On most trains in England and Wales, consuming alcohol is allowed.

Nevertheless, practice operators might choose to run “dry” trains, that means passengers can’t carry alcohol on board nor eat it.

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This can normally occur within the occasion of a sporting occasion.

When an alcohol ban happens on a practice, notices will likely be put up informing passengers of the regulation prematurely.

Numerous bus operators spotlight their alcohol pointers on their respective web sites.

On British coach operator easyBus, passengers aren’t allowed to carry alcoholic drinks on board “with the intention of consuming them”.

Nottingham Metropolis Transport equally states that consuming alcohol shouldn’t be permitted on the bus.

Northern Eire

Passengers on trains and buses in northern Eire are banned from consuming alcohol.

Translink, the northern Eire public transport firm, states in its passenger transport information: “Please don’t eat alcohol on rail or bus companies inside northern Eire, besides when bought from the bar onboard the cross-border Enterprise service.”

The cross-border Enterprise service runs between Dublin and Belfast.

Scotland

When travelling on ScotRail, the nationwide practice working firm in Scotland, seen alcohol is banned from 9pm till 10am the following day.

Throughout this time interval, you might be allowed to hold alcohol, so long as it is saved hid in a bag.

The sale of alcohol on ScotRail trains stops at 8.30pm.

Moreover, if a passenger seems intoxicated to the purpose that they are performing in a “disorderly method”, the practice firm might not allow them on the practice.