U.K. Rail Station: No Kissing
No Kissing sign.A No Kissing sign which has been unveiled at Warrington Bank Quay station in Warrington, Cheshire, in a bid to cut delays. Picture date: Monday February 16, 2009. The sign was placed by rail bosses at the passenger drop-off point. Virgin Rail, which runs the station, says if passengers want to share an embrace before they part company, their loved ones should pay to park their cars nearby. See PA story TRANSPORT Kissing. Photo credit should read:Peter Byrne/PA Wire URN:6883906 (Press Association via AP Images)
That's the message of a new sign that went up outside a train station in northern England on Monday.
The goal is to stop departing passengers from pulling up in their cars at a crowded drop-off point and pausing to kiss each other farewell.
The sign shows a profile of a couple kissing, with a diagonal red line across their image.
Virgin Rail says it installed the sign while refurbishing the station after a local business networking group said the place had to become more efficient.
But profit margins may have been a factor, too.
Virgin Rail says that if passengers want to share an embrace before they part company, they should pay to park their cars nearby where they can kiss all they want.
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