'Be quiet' train announcement praised

This is a special message to the lady travelling in first class in the middle of the train... Please refrain from shouting on the phone as you are annoying other passengers.

– Train driver

A group which promotes courtesy has praised a train driver who made a tannoy announcement asking a passenger to stop shouting when having a mobile phone conversation.

Peter Foot, chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy, said he had never heard of such an announcement being made on a train before - and described it as "marvellous".

It's big bugbear. People having loud mobile phone conversations on trains. I have never heard of an announcement like this being made on a train before. I think it's an excellent idea... Marvellous.

I imagine the announcement was made because another passenger complained to a guard.

– Peter Foot, chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy

The driver made the tannoy announcement on a packed commuter train travelling between London Euston and Milton Keynes.

A spokesman for operator London Midland said such announcements were not part of any company policy.