Friday, March 13, 2009


Starting in two days, both S-bahn routes that serve the airport (S1&S8) will start serving out stacks and drinks. Like many of the regional trains, a trolley will go up and down the train offering warm and cold drinks, sandwiches, etc. The new service is focused on people leaving early for their flights, without enough time to grab breakfast. Although I think this is a great idea, it creates some interesting conflicts. For example, the trolley serves beer, yet officially it is illegal to drink beer in the train stations. That of course doesn’t seem to stop most people from drinking in and around the train stations. In fact, you regularly see people in the stations or on the trains in the morning having a beer. It shows just how much beer is built into the local culture. One of the major food groups, I guess.

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