- Mar 30, 2011
This is probably true on an LD train on a multi-day trip.In addition to answering questions from first-time rail travelers, members of the train crew have other duties that might be better done without interruption from passengers. A conductor can go off and do paperwork, and the assistant conductor is still on hand for dealing with passengers. Even cafe attendants, who are, after all, service workers, not servants, sometimes need to do stuff like inventory and balancing accounts without interruption. Obviously, that sort of work should be done at times when they don't need to interact with the passengers.
But we are talking about a 90 minute train ride here.
Surely most of the paperwork and inventory can be done before, between and after the journey?
There are commuter railroads that have longer end-to-end journey times.