Passengers don’t want fragrances on subway
After a one month experiment, the users of public transport in Vienna have voted against the diffusion of fragrances in the subway. The management of transport in Vienna had started an experiment in July with fragrances in the subway trains: lemon and grapefruit ‘for more energy’, sandalwood ‘for a good mood’, and rose and melon ‘for relaxation’.
But after one month of testing, the passengers’ verdict is negative: 21.000 have voted against the diffusion of fragrances, 16.000 were in favor. In reality, passengers of the subway in Vienna are satisfied with the odor,” says Wiener Linien, the spokesman who also admitted they’re continually looking for innovating ideas to make public transport more attractive.
Last year, the management had successfully imposed a ban on food in the subway trains because numerous passengers had complaints about the smell of pizza and kebab.
Urban transport in Vienna has a worldwide reputation for being clean and reliable. It transports 2,6 million passengers daily. Almost half of the 1,9 million inhabitants (882.000 users) of the Austrian capital have an annual transport card. The number of transport cards even exceeds the number of cars in the city.